Stakes for Thanksgiving feast

IMG_4979The tradition at Churchill Downs of racing on Thanksgiving is pretty special in Louisville and this year will be no different. But added to the bounty is a second stake race. Here are my picks for them.

Race 10 | Grade III River City Handicap | 1 1/8 miles turf 

1. Messi

2. Heart to Heart

3. Perfect Title

4. Knights Nation

Comment: If a horse like Kalamos goes with Heart to Heart, the race sets up perfectly for Messi. Are You Kidding Me is scratched.

Race 11 | Grade II Falls City Handicap | 1 1/8 miles 

1. Theogony

2. Chide

3. Birdatthewire

Comment: Theogony has as much chance as any of the others and has a bullet work at Churchill. Chide was first or second in all four of her Churchill starts, including winning a tuneup earlier this month.

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