PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date  9/29/2022 
Featured track  Churchill Downs   
Race number  5 
Race overview  A solid 40k claimer for 3up going 6Fs on the main track.  
Pace  It looks hot and contested between #6 Tee Burns (8-1) and #9 Tape to Tape (5-2), which should set it up for presser/stalker #2 UPSTRIKER (2-1). 
Trends  The main track really seemed to tilt towards stalker/closers over the weekend, which is worth keeping an eye on as they come back for another five-day race week.  
Best Play  #2 UPSTRIKER (2-1): Rice claim (27%) was sharp winning at Ellis for 25k and now rises in class for a potent barn, and should trip out beautifully off the expected contested pace as well. 
Bet Types    Aggressive win bet and single to end the early Pk5/Pk4, and in the middle Pk4 as well. 
Play of the Day Winners  CD POD (through 9/27): 10-1-2-1 ($0.57/$3.52) 

CD Overall (through 9/27): 96-21-15-17 ($1.35/$4.57)