Horse Racing picks for Churchill Downs on Wednesday, September 20: Out of Alligiance has value

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American racing handicapper for Pickswise with decades of experience tipping on horse racing all around the world. My favorite ever horse was British runner Quevega and always on the lookout for the next one to capture my attention. Have contributed to the Racing Post newspaper in the UK and now bringing my handicapping talents to Pickswise. For Martin Pennington media enquiries, please email

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Wednesday, including at Churchill Downs race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and are up +195.25 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

Here are our best bets for today’s action at Churchill Downs race track.

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12:45 pm Churchill Downs (Race 1) – Out Of Allegiance 2/1 (2-star play)

The filly showed good speed when delivering a wide margin victory in a maiden special weight over a mile at Fair Grounds in January. The daughter of Honor Code tried to employ similar tactics prior to fading when a well beaten fourth in a $25,000 claimer over a mile-and-one-sixteenth at Indiana Downs last month. Joe Sharp’s filly shaped as if a return to sprinting would suit and she looks up to delivering a victory under Tyler Gaffalione. 

2:45 pm Churchill Downs (Race 5) – Stormquist 6/5 (2-star play)

The son of Nyquist showed up well prior to delivering a five-and-a-half-length fourth in a maiden special weight over five furlongs at this track when making his debut in May. A $100,000 auction purchase at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last year Brad Cox’s colt has shown up well in the mornings since including in a four furlong breeze at Ellis Park recently. The colt sets the standard on form and is taken to break his maiden upped in trip. 

3:50 pm Churchill Downs (Race 7) – Coppola 9/5 (2-star play)

The four-year-old placed in a Listed stakes contest over this trip at Pimlico and was given a break following a down the field effort in the Grade 1 Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park in June. The Into Mischief colt returned to form with a head second over five-and-a-half-furlongs in an allowance optional claimer at Saratoga last month and having won at this track in the past he looks capable of making all to provide jockey Martin Garcia with a winner. 


Churchill Downs Early Pick 3 

Race 1 – 3, 5
Race 2 – 4, 6
Race 3 – 3, 4

Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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