The Saturday, July 8 program at Ellis Park is highlighted by the 13th running of the $50,000 Ellis Park Turf Stakes for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf.
The race attracted a competitive, full-field of 12 with two also-eligibles led by Calumet Farm’s 3-1 morning line favorite Susie Bee, who is coming off a restricted stakes win at Gulfstream Park on May 27 for trainer Mike Maker. The gray daughter of English Channel will break from post position three; jockey Alonso Quinonez has the call.
The Green Sheet gave out a pair of winners on Friday’s eight-race program in Henderson in addition to a $218 trifecta in the fourth race on the card. On the day, however, The Sheet had a negative 43 percent return on investment (ROI)*, or a flat-bet loss of 86 cents for each two dollars wagered on its top selections.
Five days into the meet, The Sheet is winning at a 26 percent clip–its top selection in each race has finished in the money 58 percent of time.
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*Return on investment is calculated by placing a hypothetical $2 win wager on all top selections and dividing the net profit by the total amount wagered.
Header image: “Walking Ring, Greentree Stable, Saratoga,” oil on panel by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898 – 1955)