Horse Racing picks for Churchill Downs race track on Wednesday, June 15: Navratilova can be a smash hit

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 today, including at Churchill Downs race track. We have been on fire with our picks for a long time now and yesterday we had 2 winners at Parx, which means we are now up +300.4 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

Don’t forget you can also read our picks for Day 2 at Royal Ascot!

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

3:18 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 6) – Navratilova 7/5 (2-star play)

Navratilova attempted to make all prior to fading into 5th when beaten 8 lengths in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes over a mile and 1/16th at Keeneland in April.

The drop down in grade is a positive for George R Arnold II’s charge and given she was a Grade 3 winner at that venue as recently as October last year, she looks up to taking this following a 1:01.80 work over 5 furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs this month. 

3:50 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 7) – Quick Munny 5/2 (2-star play)

A change of tactics to racing from off the pace appeared not to work when Quick Munny finished down the field in a maiden special weight at Oaklawn Park in April. She dropped to a maiden claimer for the first time when tackling a $50,000 contest over 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs early last month and made all to deliver a 3 1/4 length victory.

Ricardo Santana Jr retains the ride and he is taken to partner the daughter of Munnings to victory in this starter allowance contest. 

4:22 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 8) – B Dawk Evens (3-star play)

B Dawk built on a string of promising maiden special weight efforts when breaking his maiden by a wide margin in a 7-furlong contest at Keeneland in April. He subsequently proved he can be competitive at a higher level when runner-up in a stakes contest over a mile and 1/16th at Pimlico last month.

He gets a drop in grade today and, receiving weight from his older rivals, he is taken to help jockey Tyler Gaffalione improve on his 22% strike-rate (37/167) at this meeting. 

Exotic

Early Pick 3

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

Stake: $2
Total stake: $16

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