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Churchill Downs 9/15/22 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

Churchill Downs has been around since 1875 and has been one of the best racing tracks for horses since. The track even plays host to some of the biggest races in horse racing years in the Kentucky Derby.

The first race of the day is a 1 1/16 mile run on dirt with a purse of 30,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Blunder at 4/1 odds. Look for the horse that is able to pull out the win to be the Todd A Pletcher trained horse in Atomic Tone. Race 1 Pick: Atomic Tone.

With the second race it is a 1 mile run on dirt with a purse of 134,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Powder River at 5/2 odds. Look for the winner to be Temper Time who is being ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. Race 2 Pick: Temper Time.

Race 3 is a 6 furlong run on dirt with a purse of 52,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is One for Richie at 5/2 odds. Look for the favorite to have a great run in this race and with the lack of really strong competition be able to pull out the win. Race 3 Pick: One for Richie.

The fourth race of the day is a 6 furlong run on dirt with a purse of 58,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Insolito at 8/5 odds. The combination of a good trainer in Brad H. Cox and jockey with Florentine Geroux it will be very difficult to not back the favorite in the race here. Race 4 Pick: Insolito.

Race 5 is a 1 mile run on dirt with a purse of 120,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Summonyourcourage at 2/1 odds. Look for the the horse that is able to get the win, though, to be Track Mate who is the second on the money line at 5/2 odds. Race 5 Pick: Track Mate.

With race 6 it is a 7 furlong run on dirt with a purse of 127,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Shoplifter at 3/1 odds. The favorite will not have to run hard in this race as Pachuca will blow by the favorite and secure the win. Race 6 Pick: Pachuca. 

Race 7 is a 7 furlong run on dirt with a purse of 141,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Gun It at 5/2 odds. With Steven Asmussen as the trainer and Tyler Gaffalione as the jockey it will be very difficult to bet against the favorite to win in this race. Race 7 PicK: Gun It.

Race 8 is a 7 furlong run on dirt with a purse of only 31,000 dollars. The favorite in the race is Ipsum Gratus at 7/2 odds. Look for the favorite to have a strong run here but for Pappysaysyes to be the horse that is able to get the win pulled out here. Race 8 Pick: Pappysaysyes.

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