Today’s Steam: Ellis Park, Day 23–Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Meritage Ventures, Inc. and Chad Schumer’s Saracosa, a bay daughter of Bernardini, broke her maiden by open lengths at Ellis Park on Friday, August 17. Photo By: Coady Photography

Steam–Expert Horse Racing Picks: Ellis Park Day 23, Saturday, August 18, 2018 

Steam’s FREE Spotlight Play of the Day for: Ellis Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Updated weather forecast for Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Henderson, Kentucky

Smoke Monster Favored in Saturday Ellis Feature

steam_ellis_logoA nine-race program is on tap at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 18, as the live Thoroughbred racing weekend rolls onward in in the Tri-State Area.

The featured sixth race on the program is a $43,000 first-tier allowance affair for three-year-olds and upward slated for a six-furlong trip on the main track.

Twin Creeks Racing Stable, LLC’s Smoke Monster, a three-year-old Graydar colt that will be making his first start since March 7 for trainer Brad Cox, is the 5-2 morning line favorite. The gray will break from post position two under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan.

Primary contenders in the field of eight include House of Commons, a Hansen colt coming off an open-length win versus $30,000 maiden claiming types at Parx; Baffin, a son of Justin Phillip making his second start off a lengthy layoff for trainer Steve Asmussen; and Mutajaded, a well-bred son of Medaglia d’Oro that is sitting on a sharp half-mile breeze in :46 4/5 at Churchill Downs for trainer Mike Johnson.

27 Percent Winners, 64 Percent In The Money At “Pea Patch”

Steam touted two winners on Friday’s eight-race program at Ellis Park and, as a result, 22 days into the 2018 summer stand at the “Pea Patch”, sports a win clip of 27 percent. Furthermore, Steam‘s top selections have finished in the money 64 percent of the time at the tilt.

Post time for the first of nine races at Ellis Park on Saturday, August 18 is 12:50 P.M. (Central). Additionally, there is a $4,808 carryover in the 50-cent Pick 5 (

races 5-9), and a $3,466 carryover in the $1 Super High 5 (9th race).

Steam–Expert Horse Racing Picks: Ellis Park Day 23, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Steam’s FREE Spotlight Play of the Day for: Ellis Park, Saturday, August 18, 2018

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