Some In Time Inc’s Some in Tieme (BRZ) is poised for a repeat performance in Saturday’s 81st running of the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
The Louisville Handicap, a 1 ½-mile marathon over the Matt Winn Turf Course, is carded as Race 10 at 5:26 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes a simulcast of Preakness Day action from Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. Churchill Downs’ first race is 12:45 p.m.
The 143rd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown headlined by Kentucky Derby winner Justify, goes as the 13th of 14 races at Pimlico at approximately 6:45 p.m. The race will be shown on television monitors throughout Churchill Downs, including the massive Big Board.
A Group I winner in his native Brazil, Some in Tieme won the 2017 Louisville Handicap by three lengths but has not visited the winner’s circle since. The Kenny McPeek-trained 6-year-old is the 118-pound starting high weight and will break from Post 7 with Manny Cruz in the saddle.
Some in Tieme will be joined in the Louisville Handicap by stablemates Harlan Strong (ARG), a recent allowance winner at Keeneland, and Vettori Kin (BRZ), a Group I winner in Brazil.
The Louisville Handicap field from the rail out (with jockeys and assigned weight): Designed for War (Adam Beschizza, 115 pounds); Roman Approval (Corey Lanerie, 114); Vettori Kin (BRZ) (James Graham, 115); Bronson (Shaun Bridgmohan, 115); Cooptado (ARG) (Declan Cannon, 114); Cartoon (Jack Gilligan, 114); Some in Tieme (BRZ) (Cruz, 118) and Harlan Strong (ARG) (Brian Hernandez Jr., 116).
Churchill Downs admission gates will open Saturday at 11:30 a.m. General Admission is $5, reserved seating is $10 and reserved dining packages are $49. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ChurchillDowns.com/Tickets.