11/24/2010 10:28AM

Churchill: Wed. scratches, etc.


It's turned pretty chilly here in the last couple of days, 40ish temps, and that's not the worst of it: it's supposed to rain today and/or tomorrow, although by the time the 136th Clark H. is run Friday at 5:42 ET, hopefully everything will be dried out for what is shaping up as another terrific renewal of the G1 event.

Lots going on this week stakes-wise and otherwise, with 4 graded events Thurs-thru-Sat and the Mine That Bird farewell and ever-popular calendar giveaway set for closing day, Sunday.

As of 9:20 a.m., we've still got a fast track and firm turf (rails 15 ft. off hedge), although obviously that's subject to change. A little carryover ($3,436) in the $2 pick six (races 5-10) but none in the $1 super high five (race 10). Here follow the early changes:

Race 5 - (turf scratches to be posted later)

Race 6 - SCR #7 Bates Reward

Race 7 - SCR #9 Latin Note; SCR #13(ae) Holy Roman Emperor; SCR #14(ae) Beyond Ready; SCR #16(ae) Mocc Me Now; note that #15(ae) Cliff's Gold will run.

Race 8 - SCR #5 Quarter Given; note that #13(ae) Spartan King will run (more turf scratches to be posted later)

Race 10 - SCR #13(ae) Humor's Punch; SCR #14(ae) Taptowne; SCR #15(ae) Winter's Fury; SCR #16(ae) Barry Dale