Hometown Horses

Thursday November 22

Churchill Downs

Race 11: Falls City Handicap 3:22 p.m.

#3 Dutch Parrot—This Arkansas-bred trained by Will Van Meter enters today off an impressive allowance win at Churchill November 2. She competed three times at Oaklawn in early 2018 and her best effort was second place finish at the allowance level. She also has the Lady Jacqueline Stakes win at Thistledown this year under her belt.

#5 Dreamcall—A Midnight Lute trained by nine-time leading trainer Steve Assmussen, this filly broke her maiden at Oaklawn in 2017. She ran twice at Oaklawn in 2018 with an allowance win and then proceeded to win on her next two outings at Prairie Meadows.

Fair Grounds

Race 9: Thanksgiving Handicap 3:05 p.m.

#1 Colonelsdarktemper – Last year this Colonel John colt broke his maiden and then went on to win the West Virginia Derby. He returned to Oaklawn in 2018 and finished second in an allowance race before finishing 8th in the Oaklawn Handicap.

#2 Wynn Time – This Mac Robertson trainee gave top sprinter Whitmore a run for his money when second in the Hot Springs Stakes and then returned to finish third in the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap. He is making his first start since that race.

#4 Rivers Run Deep – Trained by Chris Hartman, this gelding won an allowance race at Oaklawn March 10. He most recently finished third in the Best of Ohio Sprint at Thistledown.

#7 CZ Rocket – This City Zip colt races for prominent Little Rock businessman Frank Fletcher. The 5-2 morning line favorite comes into the race off fourth-place finishes in both the Grade 3 Ack Ack Stakes at Churchill and Grade 1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga.

#9 Switzerland – Perennial leading trainer Steve Asmussen sends out the 3-1 second choice in the field of 10. The Speightstown colt won two allowances at Oaklawn and then won two stakes in Maryland, including the Grade 3 De Francis Dash.


Friday November 23

Churchill Downs

Race 10: Mrs. Revere Stakes  4:27 p.m.

#6 Princess Warrior—Kenny McPeek trains this daughter of Midshipman. Her only appearance at Oaklawn came with an eighth place effort in the G3 Fantasy Stakes in 2018. Her most recent win came at the allowance level at Ellis Park July 21.

Race 11: Clark Handicap  4:56 p.m.

#2 Hence—Steve Asmussen and Ricardo Santana Jr team up once again after running fourth in an allowance race at Oaklawn earlier this year.  Hence has since won the Downs at Albuquerque Handicap and the Governor’s Cup Stakes at Remington Park September 30.

#4 Hawaakom—This 8-year-old gelding will be seeking his second win of the after taking the 2018 Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.  in 2018 Hawaakom hasn’t been able to find the winner’s circle again with his best effort coming in the Alysheba Stakes at Churchill.

#5 Leofric—A talented horse for owner Steve Landers and trainer Brad Cox, Leofric has seven wins in thirteen lifetime starts. Three of those were consecutive wins at Oaklawn in 2017 and also has a win in 2018 at Oaklawn before his second in the Razorback Handicap.

#6 Bravazo—After winning an allowance race at Oaklawn in 2018 this D Wayne Lukas trained colt won the Risen Star Stakes at Fairgrounds and ran an impressive second in the G1 Preakness Stakes and most recently third in the Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile.

#7 Storm Advisory—This four-time runner at Oaklawn in 2018, who won the 2017 King Cotton, comes into today’s race off two consecutive wins at Thistledown and here at Churchill. Antony Quartarolo trains and Albin Jimenez gets the mount.

#8 Sightforsoreeyes—Second runner for trainer Anthony Quartarolo here today ran eighth in Oaklawn’s Fifth Season Stakes and recently won an allowance race at Thistledown last out.