Selections provided by Ellis Park morning-line odds maker Joe Kristufek, who has an extensive background in the horse racing industry as an analyst, on-air talent and producer and fan development specialist. He is well recognized for his diverse handicapping skills and suggested wagering tactics and he loves interacting with racing fans. Follow on Twitter @JoeyDaKRacing
Selections subject to change due to scratches. Check program numbers for accuracy.
Friday, July 21, 2017
#4 Cutacorner – Game 3rd in key race last out; edge in a race with question marks.
#1 Whateverybodywants – Drops in with blinkers on; capable, but tough to trust.
#3 Running Back – Huge win two back, but fell flat in last; tough to get a handle on.
#2 Capital Letters – Capable of better; can blinkers help provide a much needed spark?
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 4-1-3-2/7-5-6
#4 Big Red Seven – Slow starts often compromise her chances; very capable.
#3 Miss Cobblestone – Usually runs her race; drops a notch & fits like a glove.
#1 Buy Low Sell High – Dangerous speedster will need to dig deep late.
#2 Dustem Carolina – Extremely consistent performer; tough to dismiss in this spot.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 4-3-1-2/5-6
#6 Twirling Cinnamon – Won for fun despite trouble; faces similar foes.
#1 Stealcase/#1a Sharm – Both halves of entry fit the race and are in fine form.
#7 Highroller Dave – Versatile veteran should find clear sailing; must consider.
#3 Backlash – Improved with blinks; claim returns at same level for solid team.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 6-1/7-3/4–2
#9 Classy Student – Exits paceless Poly race; invades with purpose at a square price.
#2 Fog Happens – Drops in overdue for tough team; owns a solid turf resume.
#10 Scout It Out – Ran over many of these last out; may be good for another score.
#3 Disones Pretty – Positive response to blinkers addition; gimmick player here.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 9-2-10/3-4-1
#5 C.S. Incharge – ½ to Cherry Wine & Sweeping Paddy; edge in debut run.
#8 Port of Indy – Sprint influences in pedigree; Corey lured for unveiling.
#6 Touchdown Trojans – Even runs so far; blinkers on and experience certainly counts.
#1 Tiz a Treasure – Bred to dash; Mason solid with first time starters…watch tote.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 5-8-6-1-7-3-9
#7 Zipp On By – Game win in key CD maiden; bred to relish grassy dashing.
#1 The Gipper – Proving he belongs; stalk & pounce with Corey in first turf tilt.
#5 Crawford – Sharp 2nd this trip off the bench; tough to ignore for top barn.
#9 Classic Cotton – Stakes placed in most recent run; pace presser finds clear sailing.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7-1-5/9-3/6
#9 Gull Island – ½ to G2 winner Bird Song gets a fresh start; edge in puzzling race.
#4 Dirty Red – Bet down in disappointing debut; lured Corey for first run off bench.
#6 Paola – Game second behind repeat winner in debut; earned the class hike.
#3 Magna G Force – Took a big step forward behind sharp winner in last.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 9-4-6/3-8-10-1-7
#8 Darion’s Dream – Impressive debut winner failed in slop; another chance.
#2 Tizthesound – Drops in, back quick; much improved post…might trip out.
#4 Ma’am – Even effort with better in return run; fits like a glove with these.
#7 My Kinda Devil – Representative turf runs; must consider in gimmick equation.
Joe’s SELECTIONS – 8-2-4/7-10-5-1-11