Horse Racing picks for Churchill Downs race track on Sunday, November 27: Scarlet Stripe set to strike

Medina Spirit and jockey John Velazquez, right, pull ahead of Mandaloun and jockey Florent Geroux in the final stretch in the Running of the 147th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Sunday, including at Churchill Downs race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +234.64 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

We had 3 wins from 4 horse racing picks at Del Mar on Saturday including an 8/1 shot! Here are our best bets for today’s action at Churchill Downs race track.


1:00 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 1) – Romance Novel 5/2 (2-star play)

Dallas Stewart’s charge showed good form in maiden special weight company earlier this year including when scoring by half a length over this trip in a 9-runner contest in August. She was a fair 4th in a 6-furlong allowance at this track the following month prior to a below-par last of 7 upped to a mile at Churchill Downs 2 weeks ago.

The drop in trip and grade are both in her favour today and the daughter of Lord Nelson looks capable of doubling her career tally.

2:28 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 4) – Yono 2/1 (2-star play)

Yono performed well when finishing 3rd, beaten 4 3/4 lengths in a $20,000 claimer over a mile and 1/16th at this track on his penultimate start. He ran below that form on his sole start for Richard Estvanko when dropped to 6 1/2 furlongs and 4th in a $30,000 claimer at Keeneland subsequently.

He shapes as if he is worth a try at this distance and the son of Quality Road is selected to score stepped down markedly in grade following a 1:03.65 5-furlong work at Highpoint Farm and Training Center. 

4:57 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 9) – Scarlet Stripe 5/2 (2-star play)

Scarlet Stripe is improving with racing, building on a good 2nd-place finish when beaten 3/4 length over 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs at the start of October when making all the running to deliver a 4 1/2 length success in a maiden special weight over 6 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland just under a month ago.

She shapes as if the extra half-furlong she gets today will suit and the daughter of Gun Runner looks up to completing a double with Tyler Gaffalione, on board for all 3 of her previous starts, booked. 


Early Pick 3

Race 1: 5, 6
Race 2: 3, 6
Race 3: 2, 6

Stake: $2
Total stake: $16

Pickswise offers free daily Horse Racing Picks from across America. Get expert Horse Racing picks from expert handicappers today.

By signing up you agree to our terms and privacy policy