Dave Welch Makes His Picks For ‘Thurby’ At Churchill Downs

It’s a dreary day at Churchill Downs for what Louisvillians call “Thurby,” but the racing is still on! Here are Dave Welch’s picks for some of the late Thurby races at Churchill Downs.

Race 8: 10-4-3

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I give the very slight

edge to the 10, Blaz’n Prospector, over the 4, Luna de Loco. Sharp Art, the 3, has a s

hot in this one as well. You’d be smart to bet any of these three across the board.

Race 9: 4-2-6-8

Black Sea, the French import trained by Chad Brown, looks strong here. If you’re feeling adventurous, bet an exacta part wheel 4 with the 2, the 6 and the 8.

Race 11: 3-4-5-9

Ian Wilkes’s first-time turfer, Pauline Revere, is the pick here. 4, 5 and 9 are Pauline Revere’s top challengers.

Good luck on Thurby!

Ebben has been doing well,” Margolis said. “He worked :59 and 1 (on Saturday Dec. 30). We’ll work him a half-mile next weekend and get Corey (Lanerie) to ride him. He loved the way he worked so all is good. We got a little break after the allowance (at Churchill Downs on Nov.25) and it’s been about six or seven weeks so it’s perfect timing for him. We’re ready to go.”

Trainer Steve Margolis, is expected to enter Ebbed in the G3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes — a qualifying race for the Kentucky Derby — at the Fair Grounds on Jan. 13

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