06/05/2011 10:28AM

Churchill Downs: Sun. scratches, etc.


High temps in the 90s once again await the ontrack faithful for a 10-race Sunday card that starts at the usual 12:45 ET. There's one alw on the entire card (race 9), a minuscule carryover in the $2 pick 6 (races 5-10), and no carryover in the $1 super high five (race 10). We'll go dark for 3 days before another 4-day race week ensues Thursday, with everyone's focus here and elsewhere being on New York, where they'll run the 143rd Belmont Stakes next Saturday.

Quite a day yesterday for one K.G.McPeek, who swept the G3, $100k stakes with Salty Strike (Dogwood) and the new millionaire, Noble's Promise (Aristides). McPeek looked like he'd have at least another winner today with Dark Cove in a starter-alw turf route (race 3), but he's scratched. Speaking of scratches, here follow the early changes for the card, which will be run over a fast main track and a firm turf. Good luck today.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - Day 22 of 39 (Updated 10:35 a.m.)


TURF: FIRM (Lane 1, on the hedge)

POST TIME: 12:45 p.m. (all times ET)

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


RACE 2 (1:16 p.m.)


RACE 3 (1:47 p.m.)

SCRATCH #3 Dark Cove

SCRATCH #4 Don't Shoot

RACE 4 (2:24 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on races 4-7

SCRATCH #7 Where Is Wilder

RACE 5 (2:56 p.m.) - $2 Pick 6 on races 5-10 (1-day carryover of $4,322)

SCRATCH #3 Bombino

RIDER CHANGE - #9 Dynamic Knight will be ridden by Julien Leparoux

RACE 6 (3:26 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 5 on races 6-10

SCRATCH #5 Bonita Muneca

RIDER CHANGE #4 Cool Biscuit will be ridden by Shawn Bridgmohan

RACE 7 (3:57 p.m.) - 50-cent Pick 4 on races 7-10

SCRATCH #1 Orsonian

RACE 8 (4:29 p.m.)


RACE 9 (4:59 p.m.)


RACE 10 (5:29 p.m.) - $1 Super Hi-5 (no carryover)

SCRATCH AE #13 Smoky Spirit

SCRATCH AE #14 Storming Wolf

NOTE:#7 Tommy's Peanut is a first-time reported gelding

NOTE: #8 Evanscourt is a first-time reported gelding

RIDER CHANGE - #12 Playoff will be ridden by Marlon St. Julien