PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  7/2/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 1 
Race overview:  A meek 50k N2L for f/ms sprinting 6Fs on the main, with very few who have the form to win. 
Pace:  There’s none here, aside from #5 EMPIRE OF MY OWNA (3-1), who should shake loose early over a track that has played to her kind. 
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:  #5 EMPIRE OF MY OWN (3-1): Speedster should be able to control things here, as there’s no one with her kind of early foot, so in a weak race, with just #8 Sparkle of Hope (2-1) to fear, she should roll over that miss, who has no early speed. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to kick off the early Pk5. 
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP POD: 8-4-1-1 ($3.35/$7.89)