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Churchill Downs – 8th race. Post Time: 4:46 ET
Won like a future star in his sophomore debut at Oaklawn Park in late April, flashing speed to press the pace in hand and then kicking clear when turned loose to earn a career top speed figure for his third victory from just four lifetime starts. Moves into stakes company for the first time, but this son of Violence should be able to take the class hike in stride. Perfectly drawn outside, the Scott Asmussen-trained colt can press the issue and then move when he wants, so there’s plenty of wagering value at 2-1 on the morning line if you can get it.
Churchill Downs – 10th race. Post Time: 5:50 ET
8 – Edgeway (3-1)
Was miles the best in a recent allowance win at Oaklawn Park, overcoming a sluggish beginning and a very wide trip to win as much best in a fast allowance sprint to improve her record to two wins in three starts. The daughter of Competitive Edge can control this race either on the front end or as a pace-presser from her lovely outside draw, and with a series of recent terrific workouts over the local main track the John Sadler-trained filly should be extremely difficult to deny. Hopefully, we can get close to her morning line of 3-1 in the win pool and in the exotics.
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