The feature under the Twin Spires on Saturday is the Grade 3 Louisville Stakes. We handicap and provide free horse racing picks for that event as well as a couple of other great races on Churchill’s Saturday card. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Churchill Downs for Saturday, June 13 . You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Churchill Downs Horse Racing Picks
- When: Saturday, June 13 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Louisville, KY
- Weather: Mostly Sunny
- Temperature: High 80 – Low 55
Churchill Downs Picks for Saturday, June 13
Race 8 – 4:46 pm ET – 5 ½ Furlongs Turf – $62,500 Allowance Optional Claiming
Mike Maker trained Even Beat almost caught Hidden Facts to pick up second in her last race. For some reason, though, Hidden Facts is at 3/1 to win this while Even Beat is at 8/1. We’ll make the 5-year-old mare our top choice. If she stays out of trouble, she can upset the field.
Hidden Facts pressed a fast-pace and then held on for second by half a length in her last race. She’s a serious contender to win this. Facts must prevent from getting into a speed duel with Reenie D, though.
The speed of the speed, Reenie D has two wins and a third from 4 races. She should get the lead. Jockey James Graham must ration her speed to have any shot at the win.
- Win: Even Beat
- Place: Hidden Facts
- Show: Reenie D
Race 10 – 5:50 pm ET – 6 ½ Furlongs Dirt – $75,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Steve Asmussen could have his next great filly runner in Scolding. The Carpe Diem sired 3-year-old filly broke her maiden at first asking. It’s not that she ran fast. It’s how she won. Scolding relaxed about a head behind a front runner. When the jockey pushed the go button, she took off like a rocket. Scolding has big shot to take her first against winners.
Miss T Too is super-fast. The Bill Mott trained miss must break from the rail and duel with the other speed, though. We have to assume Scolding sits right off Miss T Too. Unless Miss T Too digs dip, she won’t hold off the talented Asmussen runner.
Shadilee had a nice race in her last. We must assume that trainer Mike Maker used that race to get Shadilee back into the swing of things. She’s a talented filly who can hang with these on her best day. If she keeps anything close to the 15/1 morning line, consider for the win.
- Win: Scolding
- Place: Miss T Too
- Show: Shadilee
Race 11 – 6:22 pm ET – 1 ½ Miles Turf – $100,000 G3 Louisville Stakes
We’ll try to beat chalk Arklow with Admission’s Office. The Brian Lynch trained 5-year-old horse picks up jockey Julien Leparoux for the Louisville Stakes try. Julien is fantastic on horses that run on any surface. He’s got a knack for getting turf runners to show their best for sure. Admission’s Office finished second in a Grade 2 a couple of races back. The last race, a low-level stakes. was a warmup for this.
Brad Cox trained Arklow is as solid as they come. The 8/5 morning line favorite has 2 wins and 2 seconds from 7 lifetime at this distance. Expect Arklow to finish in the exacta. We’d play to win if we weren’t positive the odds will be underlaid.
Tiz a Slam should round out the chalky trifecta. The front runner could go gate-to-wire if neither Arklow nor Admission’s Office is at the top of their games. If you want to take a shot with your win money, back Tiz a Slam because he should offer better odds than Arklow or Admission’s Office.
- Win: Admission’s Office
- Place: Arklow
- Show: Tiz a Slam