11/10/2010 10:54AM

Churchill: Wed. scratches, etc.


Pheewwww . . . we're back to a more normal pace today, as everyone finally has gone home following that phenomenal BC weekend here at CD. I'm the Lone Ranger here today in the media center, which is quite the contrast to the mobs who were here to see Zenyatta et al over the  weekend . . . and what a weekend it was.

The weather couldn't be any better for a Nov. 10, as the temp is supposed to hit a near-record 77 later in the day; they're calling for more of the same over the next few days, thankfully. Sunshine, no wind, dry, fast track, firm turf (the inner rail is out about 20 feet, it appears from here), first post 12:40 ET . . . . another great day for racing here in the Bluegrass.

The 7th of 21 fall cards is on tap, and we've got quite a few changes; they follow shortly. The carryover into the $2 pick six (races 5-10) is $6,535; no carry into the $1 super high five (race 10). The lone stakes here this week is the $100k Commonwealth Turf on Saturday; the entries for the Sat. card will be out later today.

For a personal tout, I'm giving a really good shot to the bottom horse in today's first race, #8 Silver Crush, shipping in from Chi for Andy Hansen . . . let's all get away to a quick start.

Here are the early changes:

Race 2 - SCR #1 Senorarita; SCR #2 Some Class; SCR #3 Holy Kuga; SCR #15(ae) Gripey Sara; SCR #16(ae) Castle Dreamer; scheduled to run are both #13(ae) Wild Flight and #14(ae) Plain and Simple

Race 4 - SCR #3 Halls Road

Race 5 - SCR #9(MTO) Cat Onthe Town; SCR #10(MTO) Stage Magic

Race 6 - SCR #13(ae) Sun Rainbow Star; SCR #14(ae) Mona Zone

Race 7 - SCR #7 All Tiz; SCR #10 Babe's Trooper; rider change TBA on #1 and #1A entry

Race 8 - SCR #4 Cassoulet; SCR #6 Quite a Handful

Race 9 - SCR #5 Golden Phoenix; SCR #9 Sober Living; SCR #12(ae) Button Girl; SCR #14(ae) Suave Voir Faire; scheduled to run are both #11(ae) Lauren Byrd and #13(ae) Brushfirefairytale

Race 10 - SCR #13(ae) Bell Buckle; SCR #14(ae) Juju; SCR #15(ae) Wireman; SCR #16(ae) Justamatteroftime