Horse Racing picks for Churchill Downs race track on Wednesday, November 15: A Fearless Soldier

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Martin Pennington

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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 +138.55 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 Churchill Downs (Race 1) – Dunphy 1/1 (3-star play)

The two-year-old is a dual winner having registered his second success when drawing eight-and-a-quarter-lengths clear of his rivals in a similar race to this over five-and-a-half-furlongs on a sloppy track at Indiana Downs last month. The gelding placed second when beaten a neck in a $50,000 claiming event here when returning to a fast main track. The drop in grade here is in his favour and he looks capable of returning to winning ways with Edgar Morales booked to ride. 

3:01 pm Churchill Downs (Race 5) – Free Look 9/5 (2-star play)

The daughter of Tapit has made just two starts this year but she has delivered solid efforts on each occasion including when fourth in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks over a mile-and-one-sixteenth at Tampa Bay Downs in March. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf fifth has been off the track since a third in an allowance over the same trip at Belmont Park in May and she looks up to resuming with a victory for trainer Brad Cox. 

4:33 pm Churchill Downs (Race 8) – Fearless Soldier 5/2 (2-star play)

Todd Pletcher’s colt registered his second career success when making all the running to score by four lengths in an allowance over a mile-and-five-sixteenths at Kentucky Downs at the start of September. The City Of Light colt performed well upped to stakes company when four lengths third in a mile-and-a-quarter-contest held on a sloppy main track at Aqueduct subsequently. The return to turf is in the picks favour and he is taken to salute in this contest. 


Churchill Downs Early Pick 3

Race 1 – 1, 4
Race 2 – 3, 4
Race 3 – 2, 4

Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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