Churchill Downs Horse Racing Picks for Saturday 5/13/23

Churchill Downs Horse Racing Picks for Saturday 5/13/23


Following the Kentucky Derby and a huge weekend of racing, the Churchill Downs Spring Meet continues. There are 11 races on Saturday with first post at 12:45 p.m. ET.

As always, check the program for scratches and changes, monitor the weather, and keep an eye on the track conditions with rain in the forecast.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races after adjusting for track, distances, and conditions).

Churchill Downs Betting Picks

According to numberFire horse racing projections and Guaranteed Tip Sheet (GTS), these are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

Did you follow FanDuel Racing picks and cash in a 3-for-3 day at Churchill Downs on May 4? All six win picks finished in the money providing additional Exacta and Trifecta payoffs. Also, in recent picks at Keeneland, Time For Trouble (18/1) cashed $2 win bets for $37.50 and a $2 exacta paid $189. 

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1. Mystic Night and Test Pilot, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 8/1
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Race 5 is a Claiming race for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Mystic Night (5/2) is a best bet according to Guaranteed Tip Sheet, and he has top jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding. The numberFire projections add Test Pilot (8/1) and Digital (15/1) as longshots who could score.

2. Your So Sillea and Ironic Twist, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 5/1
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Race 9 is an Allowance race for fillies and mares sprinting 6 furlongs. The numberFire data rates Your So Sillea (4/1) as a top win contender along with Ironic Twist (5/1), who is 2-for-4 plus a pair of third-place finishes this year. Joe Talamo rides breaking from the far outside 12 post, and Ironic Twist has a strong morning work over the Churchill Downs track last week.

Your So Sillea has impressive training work along with three runner-up finishes this year.

3. Gaslight Dancer and Crispy Cat, Race 10

FanDuel Racing Odds: 2/1 and 5/1
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Race 10 is the $225,000 William Walker Stakes for 3-year-olds sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Guaranteed Tip Sheet and numberFire both land on Gaslight Dancer (2/1) as the top pick. Leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione rides, and the horse ran the top last race speed figure and could be better in the second race after a break, according to GTS.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.