(Manny Wah entered in Saturday’s $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes at Churchill Downs / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:


Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s multiple stakes winning sprinter Isolate will lead a group of nine colts and geldings that were entered in the Saturday’s second running of the $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society at Churchill Downs.

The 6-furlong Louisville Thoroughbred Society will go as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:26 p.m. The first post on the Saturday program is 12:45 p.m. and will feature the $300,000 Iroquois (GIII), $300,000 Pocahontas (GIII), $400,000 Locust Grove (GIII) and the $300,000 Open Mind (Listed).

Isolate, trained by Tom Amoss, will enter the Louisville Thoroughbred Society on a two-race win streak after open-length victories in the $75,000 Work All Week Stakes at Hawthorne and $125,000 Tale of the Cat at Saratoga. The six-time winning son of Mark Valeski will be ridden by Joel Rosario and break from post No. 6.

Chief among his rivals in the Louisville Thoroughbred Society is The Scherr Boys’ multiple stakes winner Necker Island. Trained by Chris Hartman, Necker Island won the $75,000 Jeff Hall Memorial at Ellis Park and crossed the wire first in the $150,000 Chesapeake Stakes at Colonial Downs but was subsequently disqualified and placed third due to interference in deep stretch. The 5-year-old son of Hard Spun has recorded five wins from 12 starts at Churchill Downs, most notably a head victory in last year’s $300,000 Bet On Sunshine Stakes. Francisco Arrieta will have the mount from post 4.

Here’s the field for the Louisville Thoroughbred Society from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):

Manny Wah (Corey Lanerie, Wayne Catalano); A C Expressway (Tyler Gaffalione, Norm Casse); Robo Man(Florent Geroux, Lacy Pierce); Necker Island (Arrieta, Hartman); Miles Ahead (Martin Garcia, Paul McGee); Isolate (Rosario, Amoss); Top Gunner (Rey Gutierrez, John Ortiz); and Baytown Bear (Jack Gilligan, Paul McEntee).