Joe Kristufek's Expert Picks

Selections subject to change due to scratches, off the turf, etc. Double-check against program numbers before wagering.

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Friday, November 15

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1st Race

#6 Calika Rose – Blinks on; price in open race

#2 Mesange – Rates off career best effort

#1 Punish – More than capable here

Joe’s selections: 6-2-1-3-8-7-5-4


2nd Race

#3 Replete – Won last three at CD

#7 Hidden Ruler – Well posted; spies other speed

#8 Extra Medium – Hot pace sets the table

Joe’s selections: 3/7-8-1/5-2-6-4


3rd Race

#2 Weightlessness – Excuse for last; big win two back

#5 As Fast as You Can – Drops into win spot

#4 Gemini Journey – In fine form on dirt

Joe’s selections: 2-5-4-6-3-7-1-8


4th Race

#4 Mineyerownmalone – Excuse for last; re-turns tables

#2 Candy Carlos – Consistent, game and versatile

#7 Ruler of the Nile – Mile? Signs of regression?

Joe’s selections: 4-2-7-1/3-6-5-8


5th Race

#6 Radiant Castle – Legged up; flies under radar

#11 Aced – Well intended invader

#10 Impact Player – Big drop off needed run

Joe’s selections: 6-11-10-5/3-4-9-7-1-2-8


6th Race

#6 Cool Beans – Still has plenty of upside

#1 Lovely Loyree – Veteran mare won’t make it easy

#4 Valentine Wish – Better than she looks

Joe’s selections: 6-1/4-8-2/7-3-5

Main track selections: 8-6-4-3


7th Race

#3 Gigging – Arrow pointing up

#7 Eisenstaedt – Capable off freshening

#1 Cairo Cat – Class drop awakens?

Joe’s selections: 3-7-1-8-4-5-2-6


8th Race

#3 Churn N Burn – Builds off strong debut

#14 Mr. Monomoy – “Girl’s” little bro can run

#10 My Man Flintstone – Yabba Dabba can do

Joe’s selections: 3-14-10-6/7-1-2-16/5-4


9th Race

#12 Mercy Mercy – Must overcome the post

#6 Diva Day – Bred for the distance

#5 Aspen Summer – The one to beat on paper

Joe’s selections: 12-6-5-14/1-3-9-13-2-8-10-7-4

Main track selections: 3-12-8-9-4


10th Race

#2 Military Drop – Hung out to dry in last

#3 Spirogyra – Tough loss in last

#8 Aqualityindividual – Rates back on dirt

Joe’s selections: 2-3-8-7/10-5-6-11


Kevin Kerstein’s Play of the Day

Race 2: #1 Stay Happy just missed in his last start for $50k. Now protected in today’s race, Stay Happy appears to have the pace setup and should be rallying from the rail with Corey Lanerie.

Suggested Play: #1 Stay Happy

Twitter: @horseracingKK


Brandon Stauble’s Play of the Day

Race 7: #3 Gigging

3yo gelding appears to be finding top form again after impressive win at Keeneland. This barn had him to start his career and the fact they take a double jump up in class tells me they like the way he came out of the race.

For valuable workout and racing information, follow Brandon on Twitter @bstaubs22Joe's


2019 Top Pick Stats through Nov. 10

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
583 153 92 8326.2% 56.2%



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