08/27/2014 3:56PM

Ellis summer meet winds down

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Apprentice Juan Saez, with 43 wins, has the jockeys’ race locked up at the 29-day Ellis Park summer meet.

The final four-day week of the 29-day summer meet at Ellis Park kicks off Friday with an eight-race card highlighted by a $35,000 allowance (race 5) with eight well-matched filly-mare sprinters.

Apprentice Juan Saez, with 43 wins, has the jockeys’ race locked up, but the trainers’ race is tight. Into Friday, Buff Bradley led with nine wins, followed by Dale Romans (7) and three others with six wins each.

The meet ends Monday with the fourth and last stakes of the meet, the $50,000 Cliff Guilliams Memorial for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf. The traditional “Twice Around,” a 2 1/4-mile starter allowance, also is in the condition book for Monday. Closing-day entries will be drawn Friday.

First post daily is 12:50 p.m. Central.