final week of racing at Churchill Downs is loaded with stakes action and the
Louisville track will host five graded stakes events over the final four days
of the 21-day Fall Meet. The fields for the stakes races are beginning to take
shape and below are lists of horses believed by Churchill Downs officials to be
pointing to each race.
for Thursday’s Grade II, $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (drawn Sunday): Joyful
Victory, Arena Elvira, Aint She a Saint, Sea Level Drive,
Maristar, Brushed by a Star and Afleeting Lady.
starters for Friday’s Grade I, $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by
Norton Healthcare (enter Tuesday): Bourbon Courage, Cease, Eye
of the Leopard, Fast Falcon, Lunar Victory, Mission
Impazible, Neck ’n Neck, Pool Play and Take Charge Indy.
Shackleford is a possible starter and Stealcase is
starters for Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (enter
Wednesday): Dewey Square, Fear the Kitten, Frac Daddy, Indiano
Jones, Java’s War, Joha, Positively, Tesseron, Track
Rocker, Uncaptured and Will Take Charge.
starters for Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000-added Golden Rod (enter Wednesday): Broken
Spell, Cloudy Vow, Danalake, Finding More, Gal
About Town, Liberated and Silver Strike.
starters for Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000-added River City Handicap (enter
Thursday): Boisterous, Depeche Chat, Guys Reward, Miami
Deco, Middie, Optimizer, Stormy Lord and Temeraine.
Final Count and Sachem Spirit are possible.