Joe Kristufek's Expert Picks

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday's Printable Selections


Race 1

#4 Rose to Glory – Versatile performer gets the edge.

#2 Diamonds for Leah – Very productive Margolis claim.

#3 Yooou Den – Steps up in fine form; needs more?

#5 Baetykaty – Veteran mare receives pace pressure.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 4-2/3-5-1-6


Race 2

#7 Burnside – Very professional debut 2nd at AP; talented.

#11 Antrim’s Giant – Exceptional turf pedigree; under radar.

#4 Killeen – Green blood flowing; must respect the team.

#5 Nepthene – Debut 3rd behind eventual stakes winner.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7-11-4-5-3-1-9-10


Race 3

#4 Polar Bear – Bet down in troubled debut; icy hot here.

#2 Headliner – Drops in off needed run; fits much better.

#9 Art Vandelay – Adds blinkers & drops to lowest level.

#10 Cool Ambition – Knocking on the door; hit ceiling.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 4-2-9/10-6-3-5-12


Race 4

#5 Dark Arden – Keeps getting better; toughest task yet.

#2 Mesoma – Sharp as a tack; squarely the one to beat.

#6 Black Bear – Gorgeous animal, and he’s pretty fast too.

#3 Manhattan Mischief – Likes to cause trouble for rivals.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 5-2/6-3-4-1


Race 5

#5 All Day Trip -- $400K buy bred to be a good on; sneaky?

#2 Fireball Shot – Has run big races; time to celebrate?

#4 Powerful Alley – Represented well at Saratoga; danger.

#7 Teletap – Has had his share of trouble; fits like a glove.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 5-2-4-7/8-6-3-1


Race 6

#8 Mr. Recio – His dam earned $480K & was best on turf.

#14 Linburgh’s Kitten – Highly regarded; stakes experience.

#4 Mr. Discretionary – Came to life on the lawn; hot barn.

#10 Combatant -- $320K buy debuts for Mr. Steve; respect.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 8-14/4-10-3-2-12-13-6


Race 7

#5 Serious I Candy – Plenty of trouble; drops in with Corey.

#4 Iron Lilly – Bet down off surprising good debut; fits well.

#8 Union Silk – Stall has huge stats in applicable categories.

#2 Silva Queen – Decent AP runs for track dominator; can do.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 5-4-8-2/3-1-6


Race 8

#2 Bud’s Bayonet – Better than ever; hoping he can sit chilly.

#3 Oriental Crown – Excuse for last; should relish 7F distance.

#5 Rippin Ranger – Remains same level off puzzling clunker.

#8 Full Heart – Fits like a glove but may get cooked in duel.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 2-3-5/8-9/7


Race 9

#4 I Remember Mama – Even better than she looks; price?

#2 La Sola Ranger – Has run huge races on turf; one to beat.

#3 Dontmesswithjoanne – Proven on the green; respect.

#10 Mundy Road – Forgive Poly stakes debacle; has upside.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 4-2/3-10-12/8-7-6-1-5


Race 10

#9 Pat’s Shoes – On edge off brief freshening; tactical edge?

#1 Rage Riot – Takes a big drop off deceivingly good run.

#2 Include Indycat – Dominating last two for 30% trainer.

#3 Northeast Bound – Better on turf; drops in, needs pace.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 9-1-2/3-11


Kevin Kerstein's "Play of the Day" - Twitter @horseracingKK

Race 6: #4 Mr. Discretionary ran a solid effort in his last start at Saratoga. The 2-year-old son of Discreet Cat could improve from that effort and make his fourth start a winning one.

Race 6: #4 Mr. Discretionary


Brandon Stauble's "Work of the Day" - Twitter @bstaubs22

Race 4: 9/8- #2 Mesoma displaying great flesh today and couldn't have gone any easier.

For valuable information on morning workouts and race day analysis, follow Brandon on Twitter @bstaubs22.


Joe's '17 Top Pick stats (thru September 24)

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
441 132 71 5530.6% 58.5%



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