Thirteen Stripes Race Overview

Thirteen Stripes is looking for her second career win tomorrow in the sixth race at Churchill Downs for trainer Steve Asmussen. Our 4-year-old filly hit the board twice this winter and always shows up. We found a level that we believe she can be competitive in and with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. in the irons, we are hopeful that Thirteen Stripes will make a good accounting of herself in what appears to be a fairly evenly matched field.


She will be breaking from post position 8 in the nine-horse field in the 6 1/2-furlong race. Post time is approximately 3:18 p.m. ET. She received morning line odds of 10/1.


About the Competition (in post position order):


A Paycheque Smile (6/1) broke her maiden two starts back. She had a troubled start in her last race, but stayed engaged and ran well. She should improve off of that experience and fits this race well in what will be her first start at Churchill Downs.


More Romance (10/1) hasn’t run since November, when she was claimed. She’s been consistently working since March and appears to be plenty fit for her return to the races. Trainer Marianne Scherer has a 20% win rate with horses first off the claim.


Four Dawn (4/1) makes her first start off the claim for trainer Mark Simms Jr. following finishing a second-place finish last time out after having the lead in the stretch. She is consistent enough to expect her to run well here.


Zmuda (4/1) graduated last time out at Oaklawn, where she was very game and showed that she can handle adversity. She faces winners for the first time here, but the light bulb seems to have come on for her.


High Fair (6/1) isn’t too consistent in her racing, but should like the distance here along with the slight class relief.


My Coralena (10/1) has been running well this year, and is a versatile competitor, as she runs her race whether she is on the lead or coming from behind.


Yes to Mischief (7/2), the ML favorite, appreciated the class drop last time out and could return to the winner’s circle here with a cutback in distance.


Ipsum Gratus (8/1) drops in class and cuts back to sprinting after a pair of allowance level races. She is plenty fit and trainer Tom Van Berg wins 22% of the time with horses going from route races to sprints.

Thirteen Stripes Workout and Entry

Thirteen Stripes had an easy three furlong work this morning over the Horseshoe Indianapolis track ahead of her next start at Churchill Downs this Friday. Working solo, Thirteen Stripes covered the ground in 37.40 seconds. Thirteen Stripes was subsequently entered in a 6.5 furlong, non-winners of two, $30,000 claiming race for this Friday May 13th. She drew post position eight in a nine-horse field with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. in the irons. The race is carded as the sixth race of the day and scheduled to be run at 3:18 PM EST.

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Thirteen Stripes Video

Yesterday, we reported that Thirteen Stripes (inside) breezed in 51.20 seconds. However, we have been informed that the Equibase time was made in error, and Thirteen Stripes went quicker, in 50.20 seconds. The Asmussen barn said yesterday it was a very good work from our filly.

Thirteen Stripes Workout Report

Thirteen Stripes worked a half-mile yesterday morning on the dirt at Horseshoe Indianapolis, which was formerly known as Indiana Grand and renamed earlier this year. The daughter of Constitution covered the ground in 52.20 seconds. There is a race on May 4th at Horseshoe Indianapolis that trainer Steve Asmussen is targeting for Thirteen Stripes.