PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  6/30/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 6 
Race overview:  A modest 20k MCL routing 1 1/16 miles on the main. 
Pace:  There’s none here, aside from #4 EMBRACEABLE (8-1), who should shake loose early, against a field littered with deep closers too. 
Trends:  It’s now painfully obvious that there is as intense an inside rail bias on the main track that has been seen in quite some time, as countless winners have wired on the rail, many of which have been implausible, or certainly down the pecking order of contenders. 
Best Play:  #4 EMBRACEABLE (8-1): Aforementioned Lone F is lightly raced with upside and will relish the track, assuming it’s playing like it has been (see above), as there’s no one here to run with him early. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to kick off the late Pk5 as well.  
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP POD: 8-4-1-1 ($3.35/$7.89)