Play of the Day – October 31st 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 31, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 5 Overview A very weak MCL with a few firsters that have some warning signs attached, and an MSW dropper in #2 KLAYTON’S KANDY (5-2) that has flashed speed on the turf and is bred for the main. Pace It should be honest, though not overly fast, which should bode well for the chances of #2 KLAYTON’S KANDY (5-2). Trends It’s early in the meet, but things seem fair on the main track so far, and being tactical has been an advantage. Best Bet KLAYTON’S KANDY Number 2 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview #2…

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Play of the Day – September 30th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 30, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 8 Overview A very competitive AOC, where plenty of value lies. Pace Things don’t look overly heated early, as there are a few who want to be close to the pace, but no true confirmed front runners, which should benefit #6 SIR ALFRED JAMES (5-1). Trends It’s early in the meet, but things seem fair on the main track so far. Best Bet SIR ALFRED JAMES Number 6 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #6 SIR ALFRED JAMES (5-1): Got caught chasing a wire-to-wire winner last time, but today he should be closer to what…

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October 29, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 29, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 9 Overview A N1X filled with several with little to no upside, and #7 FORTUITY (10-1), who has run just five times and enters on the improve. Pace It should be slow early, especially going this long 1 3/8 miles. Trends N/A Best Bet FORTUITY Number 7 Morning Line (10-1) Turf Only Best Bet Overview Lightly raced runner has been moving forward with his form, was just 2nd in a lifetime best run, and should sit a great just off what looks like a very soft pace. Picks & Plays WPS bet, EXBX 7 w…

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October 28, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 28, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 10 Overview An extremely weak 8k N2L, even for this level, with just two viable candidates—#6 Drink (9-5) and #9 SUBDUED (3-1)—with the latter gaining a big advantage drawing outside the former. Pace It figures honest, as both #6 Drink (9-5) and #9 SUBDUED (3-1) want to be involved throughout, but with no one too hot behind them, it shouldn’t matter much. Trends With just one card run, it’s tough to get much of a feel, though the main track seemed to play very fair Sunday. Best Bet SUBDUED Number 9 Morning Line (3-1) Best…

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October 25, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 25, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 9 Overview #9 BUSINESS MODEL (4-1): Loved the marked improvement trying two turns last time, and he should only build off that here. A seemingly average group of 2yos that haven’t shown much, while #9 BUSINESS MODEL (4-1) really improved in his second start, while trying tow turns as well. Pace It figures honest to potentially fast, as several are stretching out off debut sprint runs, while facing a clubhouse turn for the first time. Trends N/A Best Bet BUSINESS MODEL Number 9 Morning Line (4-1) Best Bet Overview A seemingly average group of 2yos…

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October 24, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 24, 2020 Track Keeneland Race 9 Overview A solid 3yof ALW with a few class droppers, and two potentially talented Euro imports—8 Faccio Io and #9 Kourvoisier—who are marooned outside, so it’s worth remembering their names. Pace It looks slow, and with the class—#2 IN GOOD SPIRITS (5-2)—being the only confirmed front runner, stalker/closers are in tough. Trends Check the turf condition, as they are carding just one turf race a day with the BC coming, so it’s tough to get a feel for the course. Best Bet IN GOOD SPIRITS Number 2 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview A solid…

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October 23, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 23, 2020 Track Keeneland Race 8 Overview A N2L that has a lot of horses with the same middling kind of form, which makes it ripe for a newcomer and class dropper like #6 MARKET ANALYSIS (3-1). Pace Hopefully #1 Prioritizer can keep #9 Backshot honest, since the latter could get brave if he’s able to clear on the lead. Trends Tactical speed continues to be the way to go on the main track, especially routing, but in the sprints, if it’s hot and contested, off-the-pace types can still have success. Best Bet MARKET ANALYSIS Number 6 Morning Line (3-1) Best…

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October 22, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date October 22, 2020 Track Keeneland Race 5 Overview A modest SAL field with no local standouts and a Cby invader #6 TEE EM EYE (3-1) that looks much the best. Pace It looks hot and contested, with several who want to be involved early, which only adds to the appeal of #6 TEE EM EYE (3-1), who has an ideal stalking gear. Trends Tactical speed continues to be the way to go on the main track, especially routing, but in the sprints, if it’s hot and contested, off-the-pace types can still have success. Best Bet TEE EM EYE Number 6 Morning Line…

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