PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  9/23/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Churchill Downs – Race 8 
Race overview:  A solid renewal of the 300k Harrods Creek for 3yos going 7Fs on the main. 
Pace:  There’s plenty of it to the outside, so things should be honest early. 
Trends:  There’s been just four racing days, but overall, the main track has been on the fair side, with winners able to come from everywhere. 
Best Play:  #3 Loyal Company (3-1): Godolphin homebred stepped up and ran well in the Ellis Park Derby over the funky 1-mile trip, cuts back, and has a stalking gear to sit just off the early pace. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the middle Pk5, late Pk5, and to kick off the early Pk4 as well. 
POD/Meet Stats:  CD Meet Stats (through 9/20: 49-11-6-7 ($1.49/$4.53) 

CD POD Stats (through 9/20): 5-0-1-0 (X/$1.96)