PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  5/6/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Churchill Downs – Race 7 
Race overview:  A deep and competitive renewal of the G2 Turf Sprint, with countless win possibilities, though none have the upside and potential move forward like #4 BIG INVASION (7-2). 
Pace:  It’s a G2 turf sprint so they’ll be flying early, and there are several that want to be a part of it, so wiring seems a bit implausible.  
Trends:  They just haven’t run enough races over the new turf to get a true feel, though it undoubtedly should be a fairer course than the speedier ones in Florida and California. 
Best Play:  #4 BIG INVASION (7-2): Ace 3yo turf sprinter looked intent on being the best turf in the country in his 4yo bow, where he ran down a loose multiple G3 winner who owns the GP lawn, and today he should only move forward, while tripping out off the speed too. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet, while getting adding value by singling in all the expansive horizontal exotics as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  CD Meet: 10-4-1-2 ($1.87/$5.28 ROI through 5/1) 

CD POD: 1-0-1-0 (X ROI through 5/1)