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Ellis Park Spot Plays for Friday, August 16

By Joe Kristufek

Race 4

#4 Campaign Spy (2-1)

Pressed a hot pace over a one-turn mile at this level at Churchill last time out, and finished a very good second behind a legitimate winner, and his third the race prior was better than it looks on paper. Not worth getting creative here. Take what the race gives you.

Win at 8-5 or better. Single in multi-race wagers.

Race 5

#1 Sure Thing Sheila (2-1)

Enjoyed a productive Oaklawn spring meet, and now returns rested and ready at a class level and distance that suits her to a tee. Should sit a cozy, stalking trip from the rail before making the winning move on the turn for home.

Win at 2-1 or better. Play in gimmicks with 2, 7 and 8. Potential single in multi-race wagers.

Race 8

#6 Holly Blame (8-1)

Enters this assignment in the best form of his career. Overcame a troubled trip over a sloppy track two back to score, and then stepped up to finish a late closing third behind a monster winner last time out. Likely to fly slightly under the radar with this crew.

Win and three times the place bet at 9-2 or better. Play hard in gimmicks with 3 and lighter with 1, 5 and 8.


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