Cross-country Pick 5 features Churchill, Belmont Park stakes

Cross-country Pick 5 features Churchill, Belmont Park stakes
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Churchill Downs, in conjunction with the New York Racing Association, will feature a cross-country Pick 5 on Saturday with three races from Belmont Park and two under the Twin Spires.

The 50-cent bet, with a 15 percent takeout, will be hosted by NYRA and include the following races:

Leg A: Belmont, Race 7 (4:32 p.m.)
Leg B: Belmont, Race 8 (5:04 p.m.)
Leg C: Churchill, Race 9 (5:18 p.m.)
Leg D: Belmont, Race 9 (5:36 p.m.)
Leg E: Churchill, Race 10 (5:50 p.m.)

The kickoff leg of the bet is the $100,000 Westchester for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles. The race features multiple Grade I winner Code of Honor who is set for his 4-year-old debut following a disappointing seventh-place effort in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Race 8 at Belmont is the $100,000 Intercontinental (G3) for fillies and mares 4 and up at seven furlongs on the turf. The field of 12 features a quartet of Chad Brown-trained horses led by multiple graded stakes winner Newspaperofrecord.

The ninth race at Churchill Downs is a wide-open first-level allowance event sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the Matt Winn Turf Course. The race drew a field of 10 horses in the body and four also eligible entrants topped by 7-2 morning line favorite High Crime.

Race 9 at Belmont is the $250,000 Carter (G1), which at seven furlongs showcases multiple Grade 1 winner  Mind Control and the season debut of last year’s Discovery (G3) winner Performer.

The final leg of the wager is the 44th running of the $100,000 Dogwood (G3). The seven-furlong event features a competitive field of eight fillies led by recent allowance winner Four Graces.

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