PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  6/15/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 3 
Race overview:  A mixed bag of 3yo claimers going 6Fs on the main track, with several coming in off poor performances, which is not the case at all for #5 ATKINS (7-2). 
Pace:  There’s no true speedster here, though several want to be close early, so the pace appears to be honest enough. 
Trends:  They’ve only switched to The Pea Patch for two days of racing, and Sunday was run over a very sloppy track, so let’s take a wait-and-see approach before determining how things might be playing. 
Best Play:  #5 ATKINS (7-2): In-form runner goes off the claim for Wong, a potent 28% move, and enters off a near-miss 2nd for 40k, so the rise in class is a confident one, and either of his last two win this. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP Meet: N/A