2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
May 16, 2020
CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #2
Saturday 05/16 01:30 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (Lady Cleopatra) (7-2) - Old-timer was a gate-to-wire winner at this trip facing weaker on a muddy surface April 5 at Oaklawn Park. It was her ninth victory in 29 starts on the dirt, and she runs today first off a claim by veteran Dave Vance. With the late scratch of #4 'Seeds of Time,' this mare gets top billing.
2nd pick: #2 (Dutch Treat) (8-1) - This longshot raced both wide and evenly for a $16K tag at this distance April 24 at Oaklawn. She runs a Randy Morse claim, is capable on 'off' going, and has a ground-saving post.
3rd pick: #3 (Strollin the Bayou) (5-1) - Freshened up since late February, this veteran has been competitive in six straight and is racing here second off a Greg Foley claim. She fits with her best, and it's noted that Joel Rosario is aboard.