Kentucky Downs ended its most successful boutique stand Thursday now it’s on to Churchill Downs for a short session pre-Keeneland Fall. Yes, it’s that kind of year.
I have a Horse to Watch from Saratoga that’s on the opening day card in Louisville–and I’m happy to see him there.
Own Agenda (6-1) finished strongly too late sprinting seven-eighths at the Spa last out, in full just as he hit the finish line and now he’s going 1-1/16 miles at Churchill, where he’s 2-for-4 lifetime with a (5) 2-1-1 slate at today’s trip.
He doesn’t match up figure-wise with this group, which should help secure the morning line quote but Ricardo Santana Jr. felt strongly enough about his last to ride him back today for Chad Brown’s former assistant, Cherie DeVaux.
We’re taking Own Agenda to win at 6-1 or more and key-boxing exactas with turf-to-dirt Captivating Moon (4-1), getting significant class relief, and Alkhaatam (7-2), well posted and also meeting weaker.
YESTERDAY: Neither The Black Album nor The Last Zip picked up their feet; not a fun day!