PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  7/1/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 11 
Race overview:  A solid renewal of the Tepin, for 3yof going 1-mile on turf. 
Pace:  It’s pretty cut and dried, as #3 Heavenly Sunday (5-2) will carve out the splits, with #5 XIGERA (2-1) spying her from the outside. 
Trends:  N/A: They just haven’t run enough turf races to get any definitive feel, not to mention they’ve been forced OFF of late as well. 
Best Play:  #5 XIGERA (2-1) (turf only): Classy 2yo toyed with a group of older gals in her comeback, while never looking a loser, and this draw and her running style gives her a huge edge here. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to end all the horizontal exotics.  
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP POD: 8-4-1-1 ($3.35/$7.89)