Stronach Stables’ Einstein, unplaced in the Nov. 7 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), was assigned top weight of 123 pounds for the Nov. 27 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.
Entries for the $400,000 race at 1 1/8 miles will be taken Nov. 24.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Furthest Land, winner of the Nov. 7 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Santa Anita Park’s synthetic surface, was assigned second-highest weight of 122 pounds, according to the Churchill Downs racing office. West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again and Bullsbay , owned by Mitchell Ranch, Frank Lewkowitz, and Joe Rice, each were assigned 119 pounds for the Clark.
Macho Again, Einstein, and Bullsbay all met in the grade I Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill in June. Einstein won last year's Clark.
Furthest Land, who has done his best on synthetic surfaces and turf, was assigned top weight of 123 pounds for the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) the same day at Churchill.
Other horses considered probable for the Clark are Godolphin Racing’s Etched(120 pounds), Hardacre Farm’s Kiss the Kid (118), David Holloway Racing’s Dubious Miss (116), Virginia Tarra Trust’s Giant Oak (115), Edmund Gann’s You and I Forever (115), and Circle E Racing, Caesar Kimmel, and Philip Solondz’s Timber Reserve (114).