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!

He’s an amazing horse and I thought that he went beautiful today,” Asmussen said. “I’m very appreciative of (Track Superintendent) Pedro (Zavala) and (Senior Director of Racing) Jason (Boulet). The racetrack was in just pristine, perfect condition for a work that we felt was this important.”

Hall of Fame Trainer Steve Asmussen, about the grand champ, Gun Runner, following his work on the main track at the Fair Grounds Sunday

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