A total of 162 horses, headlined by returning champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), were entered Tuesday for Saturday’s opening day card at the Churchill Downs spring meeting. Off since winning the 2018 GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Monomoy Girl returns in the fourth race, a conditioned allowance event at one-mile on the main track with a purse of $85,000.
“It’s been a long time coming but we are thrilled for [Monomoy Girl] to return to the races,” said trainer Brad Cox. “She’s been working great down at Keeneland since late March and we’re looking forward to this first step back.”
First post at Churchill Downs Saturday is 1 p.m. ET and race four is expected to go off at 2:32 p.m. The 11-race card will feature an average field size of 11.3 horses.