Xpressbet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his top plays.
Ellis Park Race 5 (3:42 pm ET)
#3 Salino (8-1 ML)
Trainer Kenny McPeek's horses are aimed at the start of the Ellis Park meeting, especially those in the maiden classification. This filly makes her second start after a 7-month break and should be more fit for the test. Win-place bet.
Ellis Park Race 8 (5:10 pm ET)
#5 Surrealist (3-1 ML)
A second Kenny McPeek-trained maiden to watch today at Ellis Park; as mentioned previously, his maidens are aimed for this meet. The Ellis Park turf plays faster and kinder to speed than Churchill Downs, giving this front-runner the boost he'll need to get over the top after leading and just barely being caught in his last few starts. Win bet.