PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  6/22/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 1 
Race overview:  A relatively modest 10k MCL sprinting 6Fs on the main. 
Pace:  It looks honest, especially with the ML favorite (#1 King of Kentucky 9-5) down on the inside with plenty of speed. 
Trends:  The main track was speedy and played to the inside a bit last week, so taking runners who are forwardly placed might be the best idea. 
Best Play:  #8 SWAGGISH (3-1): Asmussen charge has been freshened, drops, and runs as a first-time gelding for a barn that has done no wrong at the meet, and note Gaffalione lands here as well. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to kick off the early Pk5 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP POD: 4-1-1-0 $1.18/$3.89