Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs Saturday

The Fleur de Lis sees the return of Midnight Bisous from a spell and Steve Asmussen has booked Mike Smith for the ride. Odds-on of course – 3/5. Next best is Serengeti Empress on 2/1.

The Stephen Foster is also over 1800m and will have 8 runners.  Tom's d'Etat is on evens and By My Standards 5/2 with Owendale the third pick at 4/1.

At Belmont there's a couple of good turf races.  The New York Stakes is for f&m over 2000m turf and is Gr 2.  Christophe Clement's Call Me Love is on 9/5 and Mrs Sippy (great name) 5/2 for Graham Motion and Joel Rosario.

The True North is Gr 2 over 1300m with Promises Fulfilled on 7/5 and Firenze Fire 2/1 the best of the 8 contenders.

The Just A Game is Gr 1 for f&m over 1600m on the turf with a field of 7.  Uni won the Breeders' Cup Mile and beat the boys in the process so she comes in on 7/5.  Newspaperofrecord hasn't got a perfect record but he's got talent.  Chad Brown saddles and Irad Ortiz rides – 8/5 could be on the skinny side.


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