PICKS: Dave Makes His Selections for May 2 at Churchill

Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs. Photo Credit: Erin Pettigrew

The Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby don’t go off until Friday and Saturday respectively, but that doesn’t mean racing isn’t going on at Churchill Downs this week. Here are my picks for enticing races at Churchill today.

 

Race 3

The 4 is the short-priced favorite here, but he looks like the one. Don’t overthink it.

Race 7

9 looks good here. Julien Leparoux gives Gabriel Saez a riding lesson. If you’re looking for an exacta, give the 7 a look. That one could pay out a lot.

Race 8

I like the 2 in Race 8. He’s coming back quick for trainer Bill Mott and didn’t get to run last time out.

Race 9

The 2 is definitely worth a shot at 10-1 here. Go big or go home.
Good luck, racing fans. Go win some money.

“Last time, she stumbled real bad. She broke clean today and she had a huge chance to win the race and she did,” said Ortiz, who has won the Test back-to-back years after piloting American Gal to victory last year. “I tried to keep her clean, have a clean trip in the turn. I went a little bit wider than I wanted to, but I didn’t want to get in trouble because she had a good shot. I just rode her like the best horse and I’m glad everything worked out.

Jose Ortiz, Rider of the winner

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