Joe Kristufek's Expert Picks

Selections subject to change due to scratches, off the turf, etc. Double-check against program numbers before wagering.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Race 1

#3 In the Mood – Slow start, finished well in debut; drops.

#9 Cinema Doll -- Finished willingly behind monster; drops.

#8 Ashy Taty – Ready off the works; placement makes sense.

#4 Rose Candy – Experience counts; go to whoa threat.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 3-9-8/4-5-1

Race 2

#1 Yooou Den – Handled similar; can win right back.

#5 Hold Me Tight – Overmatched in last; fits like a glove.

#7 Daddy’s Memory – Failed badly as favorite; amends?

#2 Angel Haze – Forward factor; bug break in the weights.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 1-5-7/2-6-4-3

Race 3

#1 Moon Gate Warrior – Dangerous on drop; just let him run.

#2 Zander Zone – Versatile performer fits for red hot team.

#3 Kapellmeister – Runs hot and cold; chance with A-game.

#7 Aurora’s Kid – Claim employs bug; must regain top form.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 1-2/3-7/6-4-8-5

Race 4

#7 Strong Current – ½ to Sandbar; soft spot for Sharp.

#8 Ebben – Dam a ½ to $900K Tackleberry & others.

#6 Creative Capital – Sprint on dam’s side; dangerous team.

#9 Ramblingrudyrags – Dam won 12 races; productive family.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7-8-6-9-2-3-12-4-5-10

Race 5

#11 Din’s Fire – Trouble cost her; same level off claim.

#5 Abboccatp – Capable of better; forgive route clunker?

#4 Jill’s Firebird – Drops in fresh for top team; watch tote.

#2 Top Tiara – Clearly 2nd this level; good as any here.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 11-5-4-2/8-9-7-1-6

Race 6

#3 King of All Media – Tighter for this; hot pace to kick at.

#6 Marine Pilot – Has excuses; conditions suit for best run.

#4 Providence – Obliged as favorite; can win right back.

#8 Wicked Zar – Mr. Steve’s other runner lures Corey.

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 3-6-4-8-1-7-2-1a-5

Race 7

#7 Beauly – U.S. debut even more impressive than it looks.

#2 Flying Tipat – Representative runs with solid competition.

#4 Sister Blues – Just won marathon; rates on consistency.

#3 Wessex – Solid win Derby week; where has she been?

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7/2/4-3/5-6-1

Race 8

#8 Precisely Ponti – What you see is what you get; edge.

#3 Firstrate Proposal – 2nd as chalk this level; on edge for this.

#12 Shamlessfi – On the improve; must work a trip from here.

#5 Will Wants Candy – Solid win two back; just let her run

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 8-3-12-5/2-4-6-10-9-11-13

Kevin Kerstein's PLAY OF THE DAY - Twitter: @HorseracingKK
Race 7: With not much pace at 1 1/8th miles on the grass, #4 Sister Blues could find herself near the lead. The Brad Cox trainee always runs a solid effort and had a very nice allowance win in her last start. Suggested Play: #4 Sister Blues

Brandon Stauble's "WORK OF THE DAY" - Twitter: @BStaubs22
Race 4: 6/11 -- #8 Ebben worked with Run Tappy (Byrne) in 36.1, 48.1 and 101.2 as both went well. Ebben caught the eye a little more as he was quick and did more on gallop out. Morning Insight for Afternoon Profits – “Bruno with the Works” daily Churchill Downs reports available HERE at!

Joe's top pick '17 stats (thru June 25)

Races Wins 2nd 3rd Win % WPS %
344 107 58 44 31.1% 60.8%

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