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, November 18, 2018
#7 Royal Edition – Big time excuse for last; edge
#3 Applewood – Distance suits; dangerous kick
#5 Eclipsed Moon – Sliding down the ladder
#6 Soul of the Hero – Fits like a glove; gimmicks
Joe’s selections: 7-3-5/6-8/1-2-4
#6 Patti Patti Patti – Slop excuse; clear sailing
#1 Myositis Mystique – Excuses; scratched for this
#2 Erin’s Wish – In fine form; faces pace pressure
#5 Sheswildnfree – Very photogenic; wants route?
Joe’s selections: 6-1-2-5/3-4
#6 Girls Know Best – Speedy and sharp as a tack
#2 Excessivespending – Just beat similar; respect
#7 Oxford Comma – Better than ever; trips out
#4 Justa Lady – Grassy dash specialist can do
Joe’s selections: 6-2-7/4-5-3/1a-1
Main track selections: 6-8-2-7
#10 Math Wizard – All factors add up to victory
#6 Divine Favor – Placement makes sense
#7 Majid – Big drop for formidable team
#8 Truly Stellar – Fits well in dirt debut
Joe’s selections: 10-6-7-8/16-15-14-11-3-4-1
#8 Charge to Victory – Blinkers on; well placed
#2 Collection – Even efforts with tougher foes
#4 One Bet From Even – Might be worth backing
#7 Weiland – Already exceeded expectations
Joe’s selections: 8/2-4-7/6-5-3/9-1
#3 Zeroed In – Blinks on; big ticket item
#9 Uncapped – Promising debut; trips out?
#14 Zipaway – Bred to dash on grass
#13 One Flew South – This Ward wants route?
Joe’s selections: 3/9-14-13-2/5-6-8-7-1-4-11-16-12-10-15
#5 Fightingjoewheeler – Better than ever; win spot
#4 Big Iron – Rates high if forgive slop clunker
#2 Zaevion – Drops in for Ron; fires fresh?
#3 Sharp Money – Broke through at Hawthorne
Joe’s selections: 5-4-2/3-7/12-10-9-11
#7 Musabaqa – Blinks on; drops for tough team
#9 Parking Ticket – Steps on the gas late; price
#4 Heavenly Hill – Forces issue; hangs around
#3 Bella Moon – Go to whoa threat; gimmicks
Joe’s selections: 7/9-4-3-2-5/1-6-8
#7 Oh My – Solid 3rd in Kentucky debut
#6 Holly Go Lightly – Arrow pointing up, Boss
#3 Bridaled Temper – Rates on consistency
#2 Jaunt – Rediscovers her A-game?
Joe’s selections: 7-6-3-2-10/14-4-5-8-9-1-12-13/11-15-16
Main track selections: 5-7-14-20-18-19-17
#10 Cheytac – Gets over the hump on drop
#14 Blue Mesa – Good as any if draws in
#11 Dahik – Has talent; must harness it
#13 Interlaken – Fits like a glove with these
Joe’s selections: 10-14-11/13-6-15-12/7-9-1-8-4-3-2-16
Brandon Stauble’s Workout of the Day
Race 3: 11/12- #7 Oxford Comma delivered a huge finish from the 1/2 mile pole to the wire in 23.3 and 46.4. Comma continued on galloping out in 100 flat, plenty to like here.
For valuable workout and racing information, follow Brandon on Twitter @bstaubs22
Kevin Kerstein’s Play of the Day
Race 2: #5 Sheswildnfree did not run well at all as the heavy favorite in her last start at this level. However, the hard-knocking mare ran some very competitive races over the summer in Ohio and if she can return to that form she is strictly the one to beat.
Suggested Play: #6 Sheswildnfree
Joe's Top Pick stats (2015 thru Sept. 2018)
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