11/14/2010 10:04AM

Churchill: Sun. scratches


Finally, something other than ideal autumn weather is here. Clouds began gathering yesterday, and by this morning, we had a good amount of rain - enough, anyway, to move the 2 grass races scheduled for the 10-race Sunday card at Churchill to be moved to a main track rated muddy (for now). High temps only to reach the mid-50s today, although it is supposed to be sunny . . . still, it's not the 70s of Indian Summer we've had the last week or so.

There is a two-day carryover of $8,972 into the $2 pick six (races 5-10) but none in the $1 super high five (race 10).

No stakes today, but Kensei and Guam Typhoon clash in a classy high-end allowance as the featured 9th race.

First post is 12:40 ET. We'll go dark Mon and Tue before another 5-day race week resumes Wed. Here are the early changes:

Race 1 - SCR #13(ae) Go Kenny Go; SCR #14(ae) Ndongo; SCR #15(ae) Okoboji View; SCR #16(ae) Rambling Wreck

Race 2 - SCR #4 Doc Garrity

Race 4 - SCR #12 Storms of Yanji; SCR #13(ae) U K Wildcat; SCR #14(ae) Eye For An Eye; SCR #16(ae) Great Exuma; note that #15(ae) Grand Silver will run

Race 5 (off turf, to be run at 1 1/16 miles on main track) - SCR #5 High Plains; SCR #7 Tiz To Be; SCR #12 Grigio; SCR #14(ae) Dark Forest; SCR #15(ae) Hellcat Senior; SCR #17(ae) Nolangrant'skitten; note that #13(ae) Wilkinson will run with R.Albarado to ride and #16(ae) Another Bull Run will run; Jockey TBA for #10 Mr. Tribute

Race 6 - SCR #13(ae) Karacuda; SCR #14(ae) Margaret Pride; SCR #15(ae) Thunder and Belle; SCR #16(ae) Zone

Race 8 (off turf, to be run at 5 furlongs on main track) - SCR #4 Scintillation; SCR #13(ae) Richwood Affair; SCR #14(ae) Water of Life; SCR #15(ae) She's Salty Too

Race 10 - SCR #13(ae) Scootinit; SCR #14(ae) Magical Lady; SCR #15(ae) Runzen; SCR #16(ae) Pic A Chic