The horses to bet in the Kentucky Cup Turf on September 14 at Kentucky Downs
Saturday's loss is Monday's gain, as the rescheduled Kentucky Cup Turf festival goes at Kentucky Downs with a 10-race card featuring more than $2-million in purses, including an all-stakes Pick 4 to close out the card with $1.5-million in purses.
We'll hang our hat on a couple of Wesley Ward-trained runners in each of the Pick 4 sequences.
In the early (races 2-5) sequence, #10 Come As You are in leg 3 (race 4) tries turf after a flashy Saratoga dirt debut. Her dam has no turf winners among her offspring, but multiple graded stakes winner Reneesgotzip has placed in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
In the late (races 7-10) sequence, Shrinking Violet returns to Kentucky Downs where she's won twice before at this distance off a super quick score going shorter in a stakes at Del Mar. She's won eight of 19 lifetime and generally runs well when in form, and her last race towers over these.
ABC grid for all 10 races is below with one caveat: Agent Doug Bredar said on Twitter that jockey Florent Geroux will ride in six races today, but so far changes only have him listed in the early double. Elevate any horse he's riding to an "A". (edit at 2:20 p.m. EDT: All of Geroux's mounts have been added as "A" selections).