Grum’s homebred Brown Eyed Baby
took the lead shortly after the start under Calvin Borel and held off Visavis
by a half-length to win Thursday’s $47,299 feature for 3-year-old fillies
at Churchill Downs.
by Cecil Borel, Brown Eyed Baby ran the six furlongs on a fast main
track in 1:11.50. The victory, the fourth in eight starts for the daughter of
Mineshaft, was worth $27,480 and increased Brown Eyed Baby’s earnings to
Eyed Baby, third choice in the field of six, returned $7.20, $3.20 and $2.60.
Visavis, ridden by Jamie Theriot, returned $3.60 and $2.80 and finished
five lengths ahead of favored Fuzzy Britches, who paid $2.20 to show
under Freddie Lenclud.
resumes Friday night at 6 p.m. (all times EDT) with an 11-race program on the
fourth “Downs After Dark” program of the Spring Meet. There will be a three-day
Pick 6 carryover of $18,844 on races six through 11 with post time for race six
at 8:32 p.m. and a two-day Super Hi-5 carryover of $34,825 on the 11th race
(11:20 p.m. post time) in which the first five finishers must be selected in
meet concludes Sunday, highlighted by the return of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine
That Bird in the Firecracker Handicap Presented by Thorntons (GII). Two
stakes are scheduled Saturday: The Locust Grove (GIII) and the Bashford Manor
Presented by Fasig-Tipton (GIII). Post time both days is 12:45 p.m.