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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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday selections PDF


1st Race

#7 Thesweetesttaboo – Drops in; finds clear sailing

#3 Absolute Love – Plenty of chances; tough here

#5 Woody’s Reward – Best of the rest; gimmicks

#1 Believe in Me – 1st Lasix & route; improves?

Joe’s selections: 7-3/5-1-2-4/6


2nd Race

#9 Fortythreeoeight N – Norm claim can make amends

#3 Strolling – Better since blinkers; flies under radar?

#5 My Eminence – Drops off dull effort; capable

#6 Andrew’s Game – Wired debut; well placed here

Joe’s selections: 9-3-5-6-4/1-8/7-2


3rd Race

#6 Wilderness Gate – Drops in for fresh start

#3 Grade – C+ so far; drop in class helps

#5 Eclipsed Moon – New gelding returns; sharp works

#4 Royal Edition – Massive improvement in last

Joe’s selections: 6-3-5-4-1-7/2-8


4th Race

#4 She Is Bedazzling – Forgive debut; sleeper shot here

#8 Sun Studio – ½ to Stradavari…remember him?

#2 Prairie Lane – Sprint pedigree; Mr. Steve

#6 Cause Libby Knows – Jones dangerous with this kind

Joe’s selections: 4-8-2-6/5-3-7-9-1


5th Race

#5 My Peeps – My Peeps…for the peeps!

#3 Cape Time – Improved with blinks; wants turf?

#7 Uno Sueno – Can improve off needed run

#8 Krissy Manicure – Claim drops; is capable

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


6th Race

#2 Quick Entry – Promising debut at Saratoga

#8 Allegiance – Sprint family; dangerous team

#11 Afleet Moment -- $650K buy; productive mare

#6 AmericanMandate – Ricardo lands here

Joe’s selections: 2-8/11-6-10/4-1-7-13-9-12-5


7th Race

#1 Faith Healer – Pointed for this; arrow up

#4 As Fast as You Can – Conditions suit to a tee

#7 Haynesfest – 2nd to stablemate in last; capable

#9 Musabaga – Amoss dangerous off the claim

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


8th Race

#5 Tocame Linda – Coming into her own for Brad

#8 Oh So Terrible – Has held her own with better

#9 Coachwhip – Gets a fresh start; capable

#4 Warranty – Proven on the green; gimmicks

Joe’s selections: 5-8-9/4-3-2/6-7-1


9th Race

#10 Travelling Midas – Huge 3rd in Ellis Park Derby

#6 Silver Dust – No questioning his talent; heart?

#3 Senor Jobim – $1.5 million purchase; capable

#1 Mo’s Mojo – Extended vacation; sharp return works

Joe’s selections: 10-6-3/1-8-11/12-9-2/4-5-7-13


10th Race

#1 Rapid Assault – Blinks on; drops for tough team

#2 Free Run – Held his own with much better

#5 Overzealous – Sliding down the ladder; can do

#4 Johnny Banks – Capable dropper; tough race for level

Joe’s selections: 1-2-5-4-3/6-7-8-10/13-12-14-9-11


Brandon Stauble’s Workout of the Day

Race 7: 8/28- #7 Haynesfest worked terrific today in 23.3, 47.4 and 101.2 under big hold down the lane. Time isn't everything when watching workouts but when you combine this time, with the efficient manner in which she was striding out you have yourself a strong work.

For valuable workout and racing information, follow Brandon on Twitter @bstaubs22


Kevin Kerstein’s Play of the Day

Race 8: #2 Lilt removes blinkers for trainer Brendan Walsh and stretches out in distance. That combination could get the Uncle Mo filly back to the winner’s circle.

Suggested Play: #2 Lilt


Twitter: @horseracingKKJoe's Top Pick stats (2015 thru spring 2018)

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
2423 658 437 36827.2% 60.4%



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