Play of the Day – November 12th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 12, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 7 Overview A below-average AOC where no one has reached the par winning figure of late, which makes it ripe for a class riser like #3 FRENCH EMPIRE, who exits off a romp against lesser. Pace It looks fast and competitive, as #1, #5, and #6 all want to be involved early, but haven’t shown a penchant for lasting late. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card.…

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Play of the Day – November 11th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 11, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 3 Overview A solid mid-level claimer with several who look about the same on paper, and #4 ELGAR (4-1) who should improve second-off a long layoff after an encouraging return. Pace It looks honest enough, as several want to be close early. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet ELGAR Number 4 Morning Line (4-1) Best Bet Overview #4 ELGAR (4-1): Exits a solid return…

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Play of the Day – November 8th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 08, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 7 Overview Modest 8k claimer with what looks like a class-dropping standout in #4 VIVID VERSE (7-2). Pace It looks slow, as there is no confirmed front runner, which should only aid the chances of #4 VIVID VERSE (7-2), who chased in 2nd last time. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet VIVID VERSE Number 4 Morning Line (7-2) Best Bet Overview #4 VIVID VERSE…

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Play of the Day – November 7th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 07, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 3 Overview Wide open FM 3yof sprint stakes with several up and comers who appear to have plenty of talent. Pace It should be hot and contested, as several have won on the lead, or pressing the pace, though fast fractions. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet FAIR MAIDEN Number 6 Morning Line (8-1) Best Bet Overview #6 FAIR MAIDEN (8-1): Loved the dirt…
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Play of the Day – November 6th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 06, 2020 Track KEENELAND Race 4 Overview Wide open FM stakes with several class droppers coming out of graded stakes. Pace It does not appear to be overly fast for a 6F stakes, so tactical speed is a must. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet UNHOLY ALLIANCE Number 7 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #7 UNHOLY ALLIANCE (9-2): Big trip note two-back, when she was much the best while…
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Play of the Day – November 5th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 05, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 3 Overview A wide open 25k claimer that figures to have a lukewarm favorite. Pace Hot and contested! Several in here want to hear their feet rattle early, so fast splits look like a sure thing, and that should set it up perfectly for #3 HARDLY A SECRET (4-1). Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet HARDLY A SECRET Number 3 Morning Line (4-1) Best…

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Play of the Day – November 4th 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 04, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 8 Overview A very good high-priced AOC with several talented and evenly matched runners. Pace It looks potentially fast and contested, as there are a trio of inside runners who wanted to be on the lead or pressing it. Trends Tactical speed continues to play well on the main, and there have been days when the inside has been good, so take note of where horses are coming from early on in the card. Best Bet MAILMAN MONEY Number 7 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview Lightly raced 3yo showed flashes this winter and was…

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Play of the Day – November 1st 2020

Play of the Day Race Date November 01, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 4 Overview A strong group of 16k claimers with several class droppers who have plenty of back form. Pace It should be fast and contested, as #4 Hetty G. and #5 Honey Parade will be going early, and #6 LA FEMME ROYALE (5-2) will be pressing them to the outside. 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 LA FEMME ROYALE Number 6 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview Pace presser also drops in class and goes second-off…

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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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