Ellis Park Selections, Day 20–Friday, August 16, 2019

Gray Magician
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Gary Barber, and Wachtel Stables’ Gray Magician won the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby on Sunday, August 11 by a half length on the wire, covering eight-furlongs on a “fast” main track in 1:36 flat under jockey Corey Lanerie. The three-year-old gray son of Graydar is trained by Peter Miller. Photo By: Benoit Photo

Steam–Top picks in the money 61% of the time at the 2019 summer meeting!–Ellis Park Day 20, Friday, August 16, 2019: BUY PICKS

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Steam’s FREE Play of the Day for: Ellis Park–Friday, August 16, 2019

Henderson, Kentucky updated forecast

Straight Shot Formidable In Friday’s Feature 

Florent Geroux
Jockey Florent Geroux won two races at Ellis Park on Sunday, August 11. Photo By: Coady Photography

Ellis Park kicks off a weekend of live Thoroughbred racing in the Tri-State Area on Friday, August 16 with a nine-race card on the agenda at the Henderson, Ky. racetrack.

The featured eighth race on the program is a $25,000 optional claiming, entry-level allowance affair for three-year-olds and upward sprinting six-furlongs on the main track.

Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC’s Straight Shot, who is coming off a second-place finish at Ellis Park on July 5, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field that attracted eight entrants. Brian Hernandez, Jr. has the call on the three-year-old chestnut son of Trappe Shot for trainer Ian Wilkes.

Top Picks In The Money 61% Of The Time At Meet

Steam gave out one winner on Sunday’s 10-race program at Ellis Park and, as a result, 19 days into the 2019 summer stand at The Pea Patch, its top selections are winning at a 28 percent clip and have finished in the money 61 percent of the time.

Post time for the first of nine races on the Friday, August 16 program in Henderson, Ky. is 12:50 P.M. (Central).

Steam–Top picks in the money 61% of the time at the 2019 summer meeting!–Ellis Park Day 20, Friday, August 16, 2019: BUY PICKS

Check out Sunday’s edition!

Steam’s FREE Play of the Day for: Ellis Park–Friday, August 16, 2019

Henderson, Kentucky updated forecast

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