Klaravich Stables' Newspaperofrecord, winner of her three starts by a combined 20 lengths, headlines a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the 35th running of the $250,000 Edgewood (GIII) Presented by Forcht Bank.
Scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Edgewood will go as Friday afternoon's sixth race at Churchill Downs, with a 1:17 post time.
Trained by Chad Brown, Newspaperofrecord has posted a steady stream of works at Palm Meadows in Florida as she prepares for her first start since her 6 ¾-length romp in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Irad Ortiz Jr., who has been aboard Newspaperofrecord in all of her starts, has the mount Friday and will exit post position one.
Brown also will send out OXO Equine's Cambier Parc, winner of the Herecomesthebride (GIII) in her most recent start at Gulfstream Park on March 2. Jose Ortiz has the mount and will break from post position two.
Back to try Newspaperofrecord again is Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's Concrete Rose.
Trained by Rusty Arnold, Concrete Rose finished eighth behind Newspaperofrecord in the Breeders' Cup and won her 2019 debut in the Florida Oaks (GIII) at Tampa Bay Downs on March 9. Julien Leparoux has the mount and will break from post position five.
The field for the Edgewood, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Newspaperofrecord (IRE) (I. Ortiz Jr., 123 pounds), Cambier Parc (J. Ortiz, 120), Winter Sunset (Channing Hill, 118), Fortunate Girl (Florent Geroux, 118), Concrete Rose (Leparoux, 120), New Roo (Brian Hernandez Jr., 118) and Destiny Over Fate (Luis Saez, 118).
Wesley Ward's Bound for Nowhere and Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables' World of Trouble, two of the top turf sprinters in training, will meet in the 25th running of the $250,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (GII) Presented by MassMutual for 3-year-olds and up that drew a field of nine.
Run at 5 ½ furlongs, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the afternoon's 10th race with a 5:04 post time.
Bound for Nowhere, also trained by Ward, enters Friday's race off a narrow loss in the Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland on April 6 following a six-month layoff. In 2018, Bound for Nowhere won the Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs and was third in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group I) at Royal Ascot.
Irad Ortiz Jr. will have the mount and break from post position one.
World of Trouble has won five of his past six starts with the only setback coming here by a neck to Stormy Liberal in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (GI). Trained by Jason Servis, World of Trouble returns to the grass after winning the Carter Handicap (GI) at Aqueduct in his most recent start.
Manny Franco has the mount on World of Trouble and will break from post position six.
Also in the field is Klein Racing and Madaket Stables' Will Call who is seeking to become the first repeat winner of the race. Trained by Brad Cox, Will Call will break from post position nine under Shaun Bridgmohan, who was aboard in last year's victory.
The field for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Bound for Nowhere (I. Ortiz Jr., 120), Mr. Crow (Luis Saez, 120), Smart Remark (Joel Rosario, 120), Jazzy Times (Miguel Mena, 120), Chaos Theory (Javier Castellano, 122), World of Trouble (Franco, 120), Angaston (Brian Hernandez Jr., 120), Undrafted (Julio Garcia, 120) and Will Call (Bridgmohan, 120).
Mark Mathiesen, George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman and Andrew Molasky's Mother Mother, winner of the Rags To Riches here last fall, tops a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the 64th running of the $250,000 Eight Belles (GII) Presented by Twinspires.com going seven furlongs on the main track.
The Eight Belles will go as the afternoon's fifth race with a 12:35 post time.
Trained by Bob Baffert. Mother Mother comes into the Eight Belles off a narrow defeat in the Beaumont (GIII) at Keeneland on April 7. Four-time graded stakes-placed, Mother Mother will be ridden by Florent Geroux and break from post position nine.
The field for the Eight Belles, with riders from the rail out, is: Take Charge Angel (John Velazquez), Proud Emma (Mike Smith), Queen of Beas (Jose Ortiz), Break Even (Shaun Bridgmohan), Bell's the One (Corey Lanerie), Del Mar May (Joel Rosario), Lyrical Lady (Ricardo Santana Jr.), Bizwhacks (Flavien Prat) and Mother Mother (Geroux).
All starters will carry 118 pounds.
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