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King David Hopes to Rule Commonwealth Turf

King David, winner of the Jamaica Handicap (Grade I) at Belmont Park, headlines an overflow field of 16 3-year-olds entered for Saturday’s ninth running of the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (GIII) at Churchill Downs.   
 
The Commonwealth Turf at 1 1/16 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course will be co-featured with the 22nd running of the $175,000-added Mrs. Revere (GII) on the 11-race “Downs After Dark” racing program. Post time for the first race is 4:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) and the Commonwealth Turf will go as Race 7 at 7:32 p.m. 
 
A dark bay or brown son of Hat Trick-JPN, Scarlett Stable’s King David will be seeking his sixth straight victory in the Commonwealth Turf. Claimed in mid-September by trainer Mike Maker, King David scored his Jamaica victory in his stakes debut at odds of 28-1.
 
King David, who will be ridden by Julien Leparoux and break from post 11, will face fellow graded stakes winners Two Months Rent, Finale and Quick Wit.    
 
AJ Suited Racing Stable’s Two Months Rent enters the Commonwealth Turf following a narrow victory over Film Shot in the Hawthorne Derby (GIII). The Jimmy Toner-trained Two Months Rent will go for back-to-back stakes wins when he breaks from post three under Jesus Castanon.
 
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Finale ran sixth in the Hawthorne Derby in his most recent start. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Finale will be seeking his first victory since scoring a ¾-length win in the Summer (GIII) at Woodbine during his 2-year-old campaign. He will break from post four under John Velazquez.  
 
Michael Bruder’s Quick Wit also exits the Hawthorne Derby. The Dale Romans-trained Quick Wit ran ninth in that event following an eighth-place finish in the Saranac (GIII) at Saratoga. His biggest career victory came in the off-the-turf National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (GII). He will break from post eight with Victor Lebron in the irons.
 
The field for the Commonwealth Turf, from the rail out (with jockey and weight): Film Shot (Leandro Goncalves, 118), Casual Trick (Calvin Borel, 118), Two Months Rent (Castanon, 123), Finale (Velazquez, 118), Any Given Royal (Joe Rocco Jr., 118), Lea (Brian Hernandez Jr., 118), Burn the Mortgage (Kent Desormeaux, 118), Quick Wit (Lebron, 118), Excaper (David Cohen, 118), Artest (Corey Lanerie, 118), King David (Leparoux, 123), Skyring (Jon Court, 120), Finnegans Wake (Robby Albarado, 118) and Lockout (Shaun Bridgmohan, 120). Also eligible: General Logan (Leparoux, 118) and Ol Army (Eddie Martin Jr.).
 
The race honors Kentucky, which is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others are Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts).   


 

 

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