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.

It all went extremely well,” said Jonathan Thomas, who trains Catholic Boy for Robert LaPenta. “He galloped out in 1:14 and 1:28. It was a good, methodic breeze. March has been good company for him all along.”

Catholic Boy will have a final pre-race breeze this weekend.

“It might be at Bridlewood, or I might send him back to breeze him Sunday at Tampa and just keep him there for the duration,” Thomas said.

Jonathan Thomas, who breezed Catholic Boy at Tampa Bay in prep for the upcoming Sam F. Davis Stakes, on the Road to the KY Derby

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