Eight runners line up in the Grade III Chilukki Stakes at Churchill Down on Saturday where She Can’t Sing is the testing material.
Horse racing betting markets have framed an even field, so the speedy field could be close over the mile.
Churchill Downs Ideal She Can’t Sing
The last time She Can’t Sing raced at Churchill Downs she won by 5½ lengths in a dominant display.
She is a 4-year-old filly who followed it up with a comfortable win at Arlington Park, and trainer Chris Block wasn’t surprised.
“I wasn’t surprised she ran well, but I was surprised she ran that well,” Block told Horse Racing Nation. “I didn’t expect that big of an effort out of her. I was very pleased.”
Block thinks the Chilukki Stakes is an ideal race for the daughter of Bernardini to pick up some black type.
“It’s not a group that’s over the top how I would look at it,” Block continued. “A good opportunity for us to try and pick up a graded stakes place, if not a graded stakes win for her if we’re fortunate enough for that to happen.”
She is only a two-time winner from 11 starts, but she is rarely too far away from the prize. She Can’t Sing has had two previous attempts at black type when running fourth on debut in the Golden Rod and ninth two starts back in the Chicago Handicap.
Bettors should expect the sportsbook to have her right in the market.
Matera is Classy
The biggest betting online challenger to She Can’t Sing is Matera, who scored four consecutive wins before running fourth in her last start.
She won at Santa Anita in 2019 and wasn’t seen for over a year, but the daughter of Tapit returned to win at Oaklawn Park, Indiana Downs and Ellis Park.
Her most recent effort for fourth in the Locust Grove was a tidy effort behind Shedaresthedevil, and we expect that form to stack up nicely.
She hails from the Brad Cox stable, so she’ll be ready to fire and class is on her side. The breeding is there to suggest she won’t take long to win at this level.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see her contesting the lead around the home turn and kicking clear over the final furlong.
Don’t Forget About Obligatory
The William Mott-trained filly is the best-performed runner in the field after posting numerous top finishes.
She won the Grade II Eight Belles at Churchill Downs before running second in the Grade I Acorn Stakes behind Search Results, which is form that should test most of these.
Her recent form features a second placing in the Cotillion behind a smart filly before disappointing in the River Run.
She is much better than what she showed on that occasion, so we’re expecting a much better effort.
Juddmonte Farms owns the daughter of Curlin, who is bred to be better than most. Bettors will get a good guide on race day.