The Weekend Lineup: Gun Runner Back In Action

by | 06.16.2017 | 5:43pm
Gun Runner worked a half-mile at Churchill Downs June 12

Saturday night's racing action features the return of Dubai World Cup runner-up Gun Runner in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, along with a line-up of four other graded stakes on the card. McCraken returns to action in the G3 Matt Winn and Forever Unbridled does the same in the G2 Fleur de Lis, while Gun Runner faces a field of seven others in the 1 1/8-mile, $500,000 contest.

Another big name returning to the races on Saturday is The Pizza Man in Arlington's $50,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap (6:16 p.m. EST).

Undefeated California-bred Sircat Sally will take on open company in the G2 Honeymoon at Santa Anita, and later on the card G1 winner Noted and Quoted will try to regain her juvenile form in the G2 Summertime Oaks.

On Sunday, the Chad Brown-trained Timeline is the heavy favorite in the G3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth, and will likely be pointed at the Haskell if his performance merits the chance. Brown also has three of the seven entrants for the G3 Poker Stakes at Belmont on the same afternoon.

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