PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  5/3/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Churchill Downs – Race 7 
Race overview:  A solid, though hardly spectacular N1X going a tricky 7 ½ furlongs on the main. 
Pace:  It looks potentially hot and contested, as there are a trio who want to be involved early, and all three are stretching out off shorter sprints last time, so a tactical gear could come in handy. 
Trends:  N/A 
Best Play:  #5 SPARTAN ARMY (8-1): FG invader woke up as a first-time gelding last time, and had a troubled trip too, so on the stretchout, with a pedigree that should relish some added ground, he looks primed from midpack. 
Bet Types:    WPS bet and get some added value by singling to end the middle Pk4, the late Pk5, and to kick off the late Pk4 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)