Today’s Steam: Ellis Park, Day 22–Friday, August 17, 2018

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Robert C. Baker, William Mack, and Brereton C. Jones’ Believe in Royalty won the inaugural running of the $75,000 Ellis Park Derby under jockey Gabe Saez on Sunday, August 12. Photo By: Coady Photography

Steam–Expert Picks: Ellis Park Day 22, Friday, August 17, 2018 Program 

Steam’s FREE Spotlight Play of the Day for: Ellis Park, Friday, August 17, 2018

Updated weather forecast for Henderson, Kentucky: 8/17/2018

steam_ellis_logoEight-Race Program Kicks Off Live Racing Week in Tri-State

A customary eight-race Friday program at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. kicks off the live Thoroughbred racing week in the Tri-State Area on Friday, August 17.

Highlighted on the card are a pair of $42,000 maiden allowance events for three-year-old fillies slated as races three and eight on the program.

Meritage Ventures, Inc. and Chad Schumer’s Saracosa, a bay daughter of Bernardini, is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the third race, an eight-furlong heat on dirt, for trainer Brendan Walsh; jockey Corey Lanerie rides.

In the eighth race, a five and one half-furlong turf sprint, Robert and Lawana Low’s U. S. Currency, a gray Exchange Rate filly, is the 5-2 morning line choice for trainer Danny Peitz; James Graham has the call.

Four Winners, Positive 89 Percent ROI On August 12 Card

Steam delivered four winners on Sunday’s 10-race card at Ellis Park and, as a result, on the day had a positive 89 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of $1.78 for each two dollars wagered on its top selections on the card.

Additionally, 20 days into the 2018 summer stand at the “Pea Patch”, Steam sports a win clip of 27 percent; its top selections has an in the money ratio of 63 percent of the time at the tilt.

Post time for the first of eight races at Ellis Park on Friday, August 17 is 12:50 P.M. (Central). Furthermore, there is a $2,712 carryover in the $1 Super High-5, offered on the day’s nightcap.

Steam–Expert Picks: Ellis Park Day 22, Friday, August 17, 2018 Program

Steam’s FREE Spotlight Play of the Day for: Ellis Park, Friday, August 17, 2018

*Return on investment (ROI) is calculated by dividing the net profit by the total amount invested.

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