Churchill Downs: How to bet the Super High 5’s $13,327 rollover

Let’s see… 10 entries, 30,240 possible results. That’s the challenge bettors face in Sunday’s 10th race at Churchill Fallswhich features a high carry of $13,327 into the $1 Super High 5.

The race in question is a $50,000 claim for three-year-olds sprinting six furlongs on the main track. Sounds simple enough, right? Bad. You can make the case for many suitors, and correctly selecting the top five won’t be easy.

Where do we start? Definitely the favorite of the morning line #2 Kentucky Blue (5-2) is a logical player under the hot jockey Tyler Gaffalione, 20% winner of this meeting. A recent runner-up in a $50,000 seven furlong sprint claimer at Keeneland, Blue Kentucky showed an affinity for Churchill Downs by earning a six furlong sprint allowance last fall. Sunday’s Heat will mark Blue Kentucky’s first start since being claimed by Mike Maker (renowned for his success in turning claimants into stakes stars), and recent sharp workouts suggest Blue Kentucky will pull off a competitive shot. .

But wait-#8 Pray for peace (3-1) also looks solid. After spending the winter competing on turf, Prayforpeace moved to dirt for a $50,000 starting allowance by sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs to Churchill Downs, in which he led all the way to score three quarters in length.

#6 Micky of Wexford (7-2) also cannot be ruled out. Victorious in an inaugural six-stage special weight at Keeneland last fall, Micky From Wexford has since competed twice against tough and optional allowances claiming competition on the Kentucky circuit, finishing third on April 13 at Keeneland and sixth on May 7 at Churchill. Going down the class ladder can put Micky From Wexford in the hunt for victory.

Meanwhile, #4 Concept (12-1) is worth considering as a live longshot. Winner of the 2021 Kip Deville S. sprinting six furlongs at Remington Park, this Triple Crown contender placed third in the Remington Springboard Mile en route to the Kentucky Derby and is falling in class and distance after some disappointing long-distance efforts duration.

The Brisnet Speed ​​Index concept of 95 displayed in the Kip Devlle ranks as the highest number in Sunday’s peloton, so why not put the creative and key concept atop the Super High 5? This will allow us to spread deeper below while emphasizing Blue Kentucky, Prayforpeace and Micky From Wexford.

  • $1 Super High 5: 4 with 2, 6, 8 with 2, 6, 8 with 2, 6, 8 with ALL ($36)
  • $1 Super High 5: 4 with 2, 6, 8 with 2, 6, 8 with ALL with 2, 6, 8 ($36)

Good luck!