The Falls City will be simulcast on a special edition of TVG's Fox Sports New program, airing from 3-6 p.m. (EST).The Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill highlights the Friday card. The expected favorite in the 1 1/8-mile race is California-invader Lido Palace. Others expected are Dollar Bill, Tenpins, and Perfect Drift, among others.
Hollywood Park's three-day Autumn Turf Festival also kicks off Friday with the Miesque (gr. IIIT) and the Hollywood Turf Express.
Saturday will feature the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct, which features a strong pack of 3-year-olds. Expected to start are Crafty C.T., Bonapaw, Harlan's Holiday, Red Bullet, Congaree, Aldebarab, Burning Roma, Multiple Choice, Windsor Castle, Nothing Flat, and Resolve.The weekend comes an end Sunday with a pair of grade I events, the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and the $500,000 Matriarch, both run at 1 1/8 miles.
Expected to compete in the Hollywood Derby are Johar, Inesperado, Royal Gem, Century City, Manaman McLir, Music's Storm, Rock Opera, Surprized, and Union Palace. The Matriarch features Golden Apples, Banks Hill, Tates Creek, Affluent, Tout Charmant, Choc Ice, and Dress to Thrill.