05/14/2011 10:41AM

Churchill Downs: Sat. scratches, etc.

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It's more overcast and noticeably cooler here at Churchill than in recent days, but still a good day for horse racing on this 'tweener' Saturday bridging the 137th Ky Derby to the 136th Preakness. There's been a bit of rain, but nothing to keep the track from being fast and the turf from being firm for the 11-race card on tap today, unless, of course, we get more in heavier doses . . . will try to stay posted in that regard.

No 6-figure stakes here til May 28, although the $63k Unbridled Sidney (race 10) for f-m turf sprinters occupies the nominal feature role today. We'll give you the bottom horse, Well Deserved, off that sharp last win at Kee for new trainer Ronan Cunningham. Two scratches have left a field of 9.

Neither the $2 pick six (races 6-11) nor the $1 super high 5 (race 11) were hit yesterday after their big jackpots were emptied Thursday, with the relatively small carryovers of $6,329 and $10,726, respectively.

Not a lot of news around here re the Preakness, although Sway Away did work toward the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown here early this morning when getting 6 panels in 1:13.60.

Fast track, firm turf, first post 12:45 ET. We've pasted in the early changes for you again today. Good luck.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - Day 9 of 39 (UPDATED: 10:10 a.m. ET)

RACE 1 (12:45 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on races 1-4

Jockey Change #2 Hearts Don't Lie - Aldo Canchano

Late Workout #3 Betty R - May 6, Churchill Downs, 4F in :50, breezing

RACE 2 (1:16 p.m.)

SCRATCH #1 Bonaparte (part of entry; #1A Exfactor will run)

Late Workout #3 Gospel Hour - May 4, Trackside Farm Training Center, 3F in :38 from the gate

Race 3 (1:47 p.m.)

NO CHANGES

Race 4 (2:24 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on Races 4-7

NO CHANGES

Race 5 (2:55 p.m.) 

SCRATCH #5 Inazuma

Race 6 (3:26 p.m.) - $2 Pick 6 on Races 6-11 (1-day carryover of $6,329)

Late Workout #1 Bom Baby - April 26, Highpointe Training Center, 4F in :51, breezing

Late Workout #6 Crafty Winner - May 7, Thoroughbred Training Center, 5F in 1:03 2/5, breezing

Race 7 (3:57 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 5 on races 7-11

Medication Update #3 Splendor Town - will race on adjunct bleeder medication

Race 8 (4:29 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on races 8-11

SCRATCH #2 Wekiva Wachee

SCRATCH #7 Calculating Jimmy

SCRATCH #9 Peters Rock

Race 9 (4:59 p.m.)

NO CHANGES

Race 10 (5:29 p.m.) - The $63,000-added Unbridled Sidney

SCRATCH #6 Old Time Religion

SCRATCH #10 Go for Jan

RACE 11 (5:58 p.m.) - $1 Super Hi-5 (1-day carryover of $10,726)

SCRATCH #9 Loch Moeve

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