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, May 19, 2019

Sunday PDF selections

1st Race

#5 Art Bluff – Puts it all together here

#3 Quite a Secret – Blinks on; stretches out

#4 Girl On a Mission – Should last longer

Joe’s selections: 5-3-4-1

2nd Race

#1 Examplar – Best runs them down

#3 Belle Tapisserie – All out to win last

#6 Tiznoble – Popular claim; clear sailing

Joe’s selections: 1-3-6-2

3rd Race

#1 Infuse – Edge in tough call

#2 Harbor Lights – Rediscovers magic?

#3 Turkmenistan – Needs pace to chase

Joe’s selections: 1-2-3-5

4th Race

#2 Just Grace – Might get loose

#6 Ipanema Beach – Tough to trust

#3 Estrela Cadente – Cuts back w/blinks on

Joe’s selections: 2-6-3-1

5th Race

#3 Cambre – Stepped up on the lawn

#8 Award Winner – Found a new home

#1 Lord Wimborne – Can win right back

Joe’s selections: 3-8-1-10-5

Main track selections: 10-13-8-4-9

6th Race

#3 Miss Hannah – Improved post off claim

#7 Miss Lady Locker – Go to whoa threat

#1 Made to Be – Drops off even debut

Joe’s selections: 3-7-1-2

7th Race

#5 Cheytac – Storms home late

#8 Golden Driller – Rates on consistency

#7 Home It Tiz – Claim drops off clunker

Joe’s selections: 5-8-7-6-3

8th Race

#11 Emmaus – Impressed in US debut

#7 Dot Matrix – Veteran lawnmower can do

#12 Utmost – Must work a trip if draws in

Joe’s selections: 11-7-12-1-5-4-8

Main track selections: 14-10-3-6-15-13

9th Race

#6 Charles T – Tactical advantage

#8 Artemus Bridge – Better than he looks?

#2 Johny’s Bobby – Begging for a fast pace

Joe’s selections: 6-8-2-4-5

10th Race

#5 Avigale – Blinks on; talented

#9 Bail Out – Gets over the hump?

#4 Red Sorrell – Keeping good company

Joe’s selections: 5-9-4-10-8-6

Main track selections: 15-3-7-13

Kevin Kerstein’s Play of the Day

Race 8: #6 Cummings was a convincing winner in his last start on Oaks Day. With the rail out on the turf course, which typically plays to speed, he should sit a perfect trip today under Miguel Mena.

Suggested Play: #6 Cummings

Twitter: @horseracingKK

Brandon Stauble’s Play of the Day

Race 2: #6 Tiznoble

He's been in the exacta 8 of his last 9 starts but he's strictly a win candidate today. The last effort was a 2-turn mile and now he cuts back to 7 furlongs with a sweet outside post. His solid 1/2 mile spin on 5/11 adds to my confidence.

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

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
2,857 761 511 43826.7% 59.9%

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