Horse Racing picks for Churchill Downs race track on Wednesday, November 1: Mo Bills can charge home

Jockey Javier Castellano rode Mage ahead of Jareth Loveberry aboard Two Phil's to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on May 6, 2023.
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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 we are up +142.55 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.

1:00 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 1) – Hero’s Medal 4/5 (3-star play)

The son of Medaglia d’Oro has shown good form in meadow special weight company, including when 3rd over 9 furlongs at Saratoga on his penultimate start. He gets a drop in grade today having raced with more restraint than is usually the case prior to finishing 12 lengths 4th over a mile at this venue in September.

The 3-year-old impressed when working at Churchill Downs recently and is taken to break his maiden in this event now he drops to a maiden claimer.

4:33 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 8) – Mo Bills 4/1 (2-star play)

Trained by Michael Stidham, this filly took 5 starts to break her maiden but did so in impressive fashion when registering a 3.25-length victory over a mile on a soft turf course at Delaware Park at the start of August.

She went on to complete a double when racing prominently prior to recording a victory in an allowance contest over the same trip at Kentucky Downs the following month. The Uncle Mo filly looks up to completing a treble.

5:35 pm ET Churchill Downs (Race 10) – Honest Opinion 2/1 (2-star play)

This two-year-old colt showed ability when registering a 2nd-place finish when making his debut at Indiana Downs in September. He was beaten 13.75 lengths in a mile maiden special weight contest on that occasion, but he is expected to have improved for that experience.

Brad Cox’s son of West Coast heads here on the back of a 1:01.20 5-furlong work at Indiana Downs last week and is taken to break his maiden at the second attempt.


Churchill Downs Early Pick 3

Race 1: 2, 3
Race 2: 3, 4
Race 3: 3, 4

Stake: $2
Total stake: $16

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