PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  5/25/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Churchill Downs – Race 3 
Race overview:  A modest 30k N2L routing on the main, with a field-of-6 that looks much the same on paper. 
Pace:  There’s not much here, which means sitting close looks imperative. 
Trends:  With the exception of Saturday’s drying out track (which typically always play to off-the-pace types), the main track was playing to speed throughout the week. 
Best Play:  #3 WINDY BAY (7-2): Pace player should be on or just off the early lead, was just a solid 4th while trying winners, and goes off-the-claim for Van Berg (13%), so improvement may be coming. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  CD Meet: 122-18-19-12 ($1.47/$4.32 ROI through 5/21) 

CD POD: 12-2-3-0 ($1.77/$4.73 ROI through 5/21)