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 15, 2019

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1st Race

#6 Giro Kate – Better since blinkers; edge

#4 I’llmakeyousmile – Drops off tightener

#1 Thunderous Gem – Fights for every yard

Joe’s selections: 6-4-1-2-3-5-7


2nd Race

#7 Top of the Page – Cuts back and closes

#2 Brerry – Fails to seal the deal

#3 Red Clay Magic – Capable with A-game

Joe’s selections: 7-2-3-4/6-1-5


3rd Race

#5 Alizzee –Finishes best of all

#1 Harmony Victory – Chased monster in last

#6 Art Buff – Runs along late; gimmicks

Joe’s selections: 5-1-6-3/2-4


4th Race

#5 Jazzy Times – Outperforms his odds

#7 Recount – Sits the right trip

#6 Satellite Storm – How good is he?

Joe’s selections: 5-7-6-3/2-4


5th Race

#5 Stormy Pacific – Breaks 28-race losing streak?

#3 Mystic Tiger – Turf form converts to dirt?

#6 Star Dog – Runs late; too much to do

Joe’s selections: 5-3/6-2-8-4-1


6th Race

Late Pick Five carryover = $124,958

#4 Big Al – Emerges from the frenzy?

#9 Intonation – In form; flies under radar

#6 Eternal Force – Big efforts last two

Joe’s selections: 4-9-6-5-11-12-2-3


7th Race

#8 Commandeering – In form; fits like a glove

#10 Shakes Creek – Knocking on the door

#11 He’s No Bull – Fights for every yard

Joe’s selections: 8-10-11/3-7-6-9-2


8th Race

#1 Salvador Mundi – Saves ground and fires

#10 Days of Glory – Fits well; must work a trip

#2 Believeinholidays – Runs his race; enough?

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


9th Race

#6 Sally’s Curlin – Sprouts wings late; rolls by

#8 Tap Gun – Gun Runner’s baby sister

#7 Diamondcoat – The one to catch; respect

Joe’s selections: 6-8-7/4-9


10th Race

#1a Quotation -- $400K buy bred to sprint

#7 Newellton – Knocking on the door

#4 Getridofwhatailesu – Pedigree says route

Joe’s selections: 1a-7/4-1-6-10


Kevin Kerstein’s Play of the Day

Race 10: #4 Gitridofwhatailesu has been working great all summer at Churchill Downs. The first time starter by Ghostzapper could be ready to roll in her debut with trainer Brad Cox’s go-to rider Florent Geroux in the saddle.

Suggested Play: #4 Gitridofwhatailesu

Twitter: @horseracingKK


Brandon Stauble’s Play of the Day

Race 3: #3 Shackleford County

Gets class relief today dropping into the starter allowance condition. This filly has plenty of speed and is training like she's ready to fire off the shelf.

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


Joe's 2019 Top Pick Stats

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
365 103 58 5428.2% 59.4%



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