Scarlett Stable’s King David,
winner of the Jamaica Handicap (Grade I) at Belmont Park, tops the list
of probable starters for Saturday’s ninth running of the $100,000-added
Commonwealth Turf (GIII) for 3-year-olds on the Matt Winn Turf Course.
The Commonwealth Turf, along with the Mrs. Revere (GII), will
highlight the “Downs After Dark” racing program at Churchill Downs on
King David, a dark bay or brown son of Hat Trick-JPN, has won his
last five races and five of his seven turf starts overall. Prior to
winning the Jamaica at odds of 28-1, King David was claimed for $35,000
on Sept. 13 at Belmont by trainer Mike Maker.
Other stakes winners expected to enter the Commonwealth are Finale, winner of the Summer (GIII), and Remington Green winner Lockout.
Burn the Mortgage, Excaper and Film Shot also are probable starters. Junebugred and Kid Sidney are believed to be possible.