This week on HorseCenter, your hosts Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman handicap and offer top picks for two big races on Friday. The Grade 1 Clark from Churchill Downs is headlined by Rich Strike, and the Comely Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct features the return of Kathleen O.
In the Clark, Rich Strike will try to get his first win since his upset victory in the Kentucky Derby. He will be a deserving favorite in a field of seven that includes three horses with $1 million in career earnings.
Kathleen O. from the barn of Shug McGaughey will make her first start since a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks. She began her career with four wins in a row and will be the favorite in the Comely (G3) at Aqueduct against an interesting group of eight 3-year-old fillies.
Matt and Brian will offer their top picks, landing on the same horse in the Clark but disagreeing on their win choices in the Comely.
Be sure to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family along with the racing and, as always, thanks for watching the show.