05/03/2017 1:50PM

Eight Belles is within Union Strike's comfort zone


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Her form says she might well be a superior one-turn horse. Owner and trainer Mick Ruis says he is not giving up on route racing. Either way, plenty of handicappers will look at the past performances for the Grade 2, $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes on Friday at Churchill Downs and say that Union Strike is the most likely winner.