05/07/2011 9:25AM

Churchill Downs: Scratches for Derby Day, Saturday, May 7


Here are the early scratches for Derby Day. Good Luck!

As for this writing at 9:30 a.m., conditions are currently dry but there is a threat of isolated showers, particularly in the late afternoon hours. Weather.com is predicting a 50 percent chance of rain in the 4-6 p.m range.

Track officials are calling the turf firm, but some jockeys riding it yesterday said it was more like a yielding course...no surprise given all the rainfall here over the past month.

Program Changes

Saturday, May 7 (Kentucky Derby Day) - Day 6 of 39 (UPDATED: 7:15 a.m. all times EDT)


TURF: FIRM (Lane 1, on the hedge)

POST TIME: 10:30 a.m. EDT

RACE 1 (10:30 a.m.)


RACE 2 (11:00 a.m.) - Early 50-cent Pick 4 on Races 2-5


Race 3 (11:30 a.m.)

SCRATCH #6 Hot Pursuit

Race 4 (12:04 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on Races 4-7

SCRATCH #1 Riviera Chic

SCRATCH #2 War Tigress

SCRATCH #5 Jonmil's Edge

Race 5 (12:38 p.m.)


Race 6 (1:19 p.m.): 17th running of the Grade III $100,000-added Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by GE Appliances and Lighting ($2 Pick 6 on Races 6-11)

SCRATCH #9 Bergerac

Race 7 (2:08 p.m.): 26th running of the Grade I, $300,000 Humana Distaff (50-cent Pick 5 on Races 7-11)

SCRATCH #2 Stage Magic

Race 8 (2:59 p.m.): 26th running of the Grade III, $200,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff Turf Mile Presented by American Commercial Lines (50-cent Pick 4 on Races 8-11)


Race 9 (3:51 p.m.): 77th running of the Grade II, $300,000-added Churchill Downs Presented by Navistar


Race 10 (4:46 p.m.) 25th running of the Grade I, $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

SCRATCH #1 Little Mike

SCRATCH AE #15 Caracortado

SCRATCH AE #16 Citrus Kid

SCRATCH AE #17 Riviera Cocktail

Race 11 (6:24 p.m): 137th running of the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands ($1 Derby High-5)

SCRATCH #18 Uncle Mo

RIDER CHANGE #16 Animal Kingdom will be ridden by John Velazquez

Race 12 (7:20 p.m.)

SCRATCH #10 Tonto Too

SCRATCH #12 Pathoki

RACE 13 (7:50 p.m.)

SCRATCH #8 Blowback

SCRATCH #10 Jaleb