Running Bee is favored in Commonwealth Turf at Churchill

Running Bee is favored in Commonwealth Turf at Churchill
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Impressive 5 1/4-length allowance winner Running Bee was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 17th running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Commonwealth Turf at Churchill Downs.

The Commonwealth Turf, run at 1 1/16 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course, will go as race 11 of 12 with a post time of 5:56 p.m. EST. Sunday’s Fall Meet closing day program will get underway at 1 p.m. and feature mandatory payouts in all wagers including the 20-cent Pick 6.

Trained by Chad Brown, the improving Running Bee cruised to a maiden-breaking score Aug. 10 at Saratoga when he circled past eight rivals to win by 3 3/4 lengths under jockey Manny Franco. Following an unsuccessful try at Kentucky Downs in the $750,000 Dueling Grounds Derby (G3), the Calumet Farm-owned son of English Channel returned to allowance company at Keeneland where he easily defeated nine rivals in a front-running score under jockey Tyler Gaffalione, earning a professional 91 Brisnet Speed Rating. Gaffalione will once again have the call from post No. 3.

The Commonwealth Turf is scheduled to be contested in Lane 1 of the turf course.

2022 Commonwealth Turf Stakes G3

Fin Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start / Next Start Status

Horse Silk Trademark Trademark
Upstart
5.17 Victoria H. Oliver
Rafael Bejarano
7th, 2022 Robert Hilton Memorial LS Entered
Last Race 7th, 2022 Robert Hilton Memorial LS

Horse Silk Stolen Base Stolen Base
Bodemeister
4.34 Michael J. Maker
Luis Saez
12th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3 Entered
Last Race 12th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3

Horse Silk Running Bee Running Bee
English Channel
0.00 Chad C. Brown
Tyler Gaffalione
9th, 2022 Dueling Grounds Derby G3 Entered
Last Race 9th, 2022 Dueling Grounds Derby G3

Horse Silk Red Danger Red Danger
Orb
5.27 Brian A. Lynch
Julien R. Leparoux
4th, 2022 Penn Mile G2 Entered
Last Race 4th, 2022 Penn Mile G2

Horse Silk Ready To Purrform Ready To Purrform
Kitten's Joy
5.92 Brad H. Cox
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
10th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3 Entered
Last Race 10th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3

Horse Silk Portfolio Company Portfolio Company
Kitten's Joy
5.06 Chad C. Brown
Florent Geroux
4th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3 Entered
Last Race 4th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3

Horse Silk Play Action Pass Play Action Pass
Cairo Prince
4.12 Robert Medina
Edgar Morales
5th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3 Entered
Last Race 5th, 2022 Bryan Station Stakes G3

Horse Silk Mount Rundle Mount Rundle
Jack Milton
4.45 Michelle Nihei
Joseph Talamo
3rd, 2022 Dueling Grounds Derby G3 Entered
Last Race 3rd, 2022 Dueling Grounds Derby G3

Horse Silk Fighter in the Win Fighter in the Win
Creative Cause
0.00 Michael J. Maker
Gerardo Corrales
2nd, Aqu Allow (10/21/22-R8) Entered
Last Race 2nd, Aqu Allow (10/21/22-R8)

Horse Silk Barberini Barberini
Flintshire
4.12 Arnaud Delacour
Vincent Cheminaud
3rd, Tam Str (3/18/22-R9)
2022 Commonwealth Turf Stakes G3
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
3rd, Tam Str (3/18/22-R9)
2022 Commonwealth Turf Stakes G3

Horse Silk Actuator Actuator
Bodemeister
4.84 Michael W. McCarthy
Martin Garcia
8th, 2022 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial G1 Entered
Last Race 8th, 2022 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial G1

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