by Jeff Siegel
November 28, 2020
Churchill Downs Second Race – Post Time: 1:28 ET
7 – Sylvia Q (4-1)
Ran quite well in her debut when finishing second with a better than par speed figure in a middle distance turf miler last month, and if she can transfer that form to the main track the daughter of Violence can earn her diploma in the maiden router for juveniles. With a nice recent breeze over the local dirt track, the P. Bauer-trained filly seems likely to produce a forward move, and in a field without much speed she projects to be on the lead or within striking range throughout. There’s a chance for a decent gamble at or near her morning line of 4-1.
Churchill Downs Fourth Race – Post Time: 2:27 ET
2 – Dolder Grand (7/2)
Juvenile colt returns to the maiden ranks after finishing a willing third in the Summer S.-G1 at Woodbine in September that produced a significant rise in the speed figure department following a promising maiden run. Certainly bred for dirt (Candy Ride) and training very well over the local surface since being shipped to the States, the M. Casse-trained colt stretches out to two-turns, picks up R. Santana, Jr., and is drawn comfortably inside to ensure a ground-saving trip. There’s good value to found if you can get close to his morning line of 7/2.
Santa Anita Seventh Race – Post Time: 3:30 PT
8 – Anothertwistafate (4-1)
Returned off a long layoff in winning form when capturing the Longacres Mile-G3 very impressively in mid-September and today makes his first start on grass and his first since being transferred to the P. Miller barn. He’s certainly is bred to enjoy turf, had a very impressive workout over the local lawn just six days ago and picks up J. Rosario, so we’re expecting a career top effort from the son of Scat Daddy. At 4-1 on the morning line he’s worth strong consideration in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.