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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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Suggestions (pool closed Sunday, November 26 at 6 p.m. ET)

Joe Kristufek

Horses: Free Drop Billy (26-1) & Mendelssohn (26-1)
Sires: Scat Daddy (26-1) & Violence (29-1)

Ed DeRosa

Horse: Copper Bullet (35-1) & "All Others" (2-1)
Sire: Tapit (11-1) & "All Others" (7-1)

James Scully

Horses: Copper Bullet (35-1) & Solomini (19-1)
Sires: Curlin (7-1) & More Than Ready (37-1)

Brandon Stauble

Horses: Free Drop Billy (26-1) & Avery Island (27-1)
Sires: Union Rags (27-1) & Street Sense (11-1)


Joe's 'FINAL 2017 Top Pick stats (thru November 26)

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
670 186 110 9927.8% 59%



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