PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  6/17/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Ellis Park – Race 3 
Race overview:  A compact and competitive 20k claimer sprinting 6 1/2Fs on the main, with several contenders, though #4 COURTHOUSE COVE (2-1) seemingly holding all the aces. 
Pace:  It looks honest, though there’s also no real true sprint speed either. 
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:  #4 COURTHOUSE COVE (2-1): The best horse enters off a neck 2nd at Kee in fast time and now goes OTC for Wong, a 28% angle, and he doesn’t even need to improve to beat this group. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  ElP Meet: N/A