2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

May 22, 2020

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #5

Friday 05/22 03:05 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #10 (SWEET CARLI) (3-1) - She's won three of her last five, the latest coming April 26 at Oaklawn Park where this 4yo scored by just over a length at this distance for a $16K tag. 4yo cleared the 3l condition that afternoon and is nicely spotted today in this $8,000 non-conditioned claimer.

2nd pick: #9 (Sturdy One) (5-2) - The morning line and probable favorite, she's dropping down after tiring late when facing tougher April 24 at Oaklawn. It was her first race in 11.5 months, it was a good effort, and she's a strong win candidate today.

3rd pick: #1 (Princess Trina) (6-1) - This filly is part of an entry with 1a-'Have No Fear' due to common ownership. That barn-mate is on the also-eligible list and would need two late scratches to compete. 'This 4yo has fine early speed and is taking a big drop while switching from grass to dirt. She was a winner at this distance facing tougher on the main track at Indiana Downs last July and is a contender today.

4th pick: #4 (Pure Sugar) (8-1) - A 5yo mare, she's been freshened up since missing by a 'neck' going a mile on the all-weather surface at Turfway Park for a $12,000 price tag March 21. Capable sprinting and on conventional dirt, she may grab a share at a big price.

5th pick: #7 (Champagne Bling) (15-1) - Stretch runner is a bit light on figures, but her consistency (24-3-8-5) on the dirt could get her a minor slice at very long odds.

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