PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  5/13/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Churchill Downs – Race 3 
Race overview:  A predictably deep and competitive 20k starter-allowance that has several with winning chances. 
Pace:  There’s not much here, and several who want to come from well out of it, which means #3 SLAM DUNK SERMON (9-2) has a big edge, provided he breaks this time. 
Trends:  The main track had a speed/inside feel to it early on Derby Day but it evened out late for sure. And as a whole, it’s been fair throughout the meet, though speed and being forward is always preferred.  
Best Play:  #3 SLAM DUNK SERMON (9-2): Dangerous sort didn’t break against better last time and lost all chance but with an alert beginning here, over a field where several contenders want to come from far back, he has a huge chance if he breaks alertly. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  CD Meet: 67-9-5-6 ($1.06/$3.86 ROI through 5/6) 

CD POD: 6-0-1-0