by Jeff Siegel
November 22, 2020
Churchill Downs Third Race – Post time: 2:00 ET
7 – Miss Tapirado (3-1)
Finally makes her debut late in her 3-year-old season after bringing $1.3 million at the 2019 Keeneland April 2-year-old-in-training sale, where she recorded the fastest breeze in the preview session (:10 flat) over a muddy track. The daughter of Tapit from Alcibiades S.-G1 winner My Conquestadory is a full-sister to the good colt Bourbon War and has trained well enough in recent weeks to be fit and ready in this maiden main track one-turn mile for fillies and mares. Drawn comfortably outside, the W. Mott-trained should have every chance to score at first asking and should offer value at or near her morning line of 3-1.
Churchill Downs Fourth Race – Post time: 2:30 ET
5 – Starrininmydreams (5/2)
Loved the way this juvenile colt scored at first asking over the local main track in September, pressing the pace in hand to the top of the lane and then taking over when called upon to win with authority. His pedigree suggests he’ll handle today’s extra distance just fine, and with a strong, healthy series of recent workouts the son of Super Saver looks primed to handle this raise in class. J. Talamo stays aboard for D. Stewart, so at 5/2 on the morning line let’s make him a win play and rolling exotic single.