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Selections provided by Ellis Park racing analyst Joe Kristufek, who has an extensive background in the horse racing industry as a handicapper, on-air talent, producer and fan development specialist. He is well recognized for his creative analysis and wagering tactics and he loves interacting with racing fans. Follow on Twitter @JoeyDaKRacing

Selections subject to change due to track conditions and scratches. Tune into the paddock show for the most up-to-date information. Check program numbers for accuracy.

Joe's '24 summer stats thru July 14

RacesWins2nd3rdWin%WPS%ROI
541114520.4%55.4%$1.00

Sunday, July 21, 2024


 

Race 1 – Pick 5

#1 Epic Battle – Overmatched in last; tactical edge

#5 I’m Your Man – Flo might keep him closer 

#3 Dr Kringle – Tossed in a clunker last out

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 1/5-3/4-6

 

Race 2 – Pick 4 -- Super High 5 c/o = $9,034

#1 Despo’s Dream – Improved with blinkers 

#3 Conquest Dancer – Catalano eyes win 3,000

#11 Patty Van Twinkle – Ran big then fell flat

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 1/3-11-2/4-6-7

 

Race 3 – Pick 3

#7 Hideki – Softer field; fantastic draw 

#4 Samay (Per) – Cut back could be key

#3 Sara Mia – Very capable with A-game

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7-4/3-2-5

 

Race 4 – 20-Cent Dade Park PK 6 -- Carryover = $3,900

#6 Soco and Lime – Right to improve at a price

#11 Executive Power – Drops in fresh & gelded

#1 Lucchesi – Claim fits well on the rise 

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 6-11-1-2/7-10

 

Race 5 – Pick 5/All Turf Pick 3 (race 5, 7 & 9)

#3 Island Ride – Flashed speed in key race

#5 Little Mo – Eurton filly invades with purpose

#7 Into the Fray – Bred to dash on the grass 

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 3-5-7/1-2-12

 

Race 6 – Pick 4

#10 Baton Rouge – Just missed despite rough trip 

#9 Most Wanted – Overcame adversity in debut

#6 Glen Airy – In fine form; price shot vs. big two

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 10-9-6/2-1-3

 

Race 7 -- Pick 3

#11 Midnight in Austin – Bred for turf stretch out

#4 Lucky Mama – Dam on G3 on turf; exits key race

#8 Deloraine – Godolphin homebred is intriguing 

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 11-4-8/2-5-9-10

 

Race 8 

#5 Champlin – Tough luck scratch at CD; gets trip 

#2 Happy Is a Choice – Rates off sharp CD Alw score

#1 Here Mi Song – Local favorite always run his race

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 5/2-1/4-6

 

Race 9

#7 My Brazilian Girl – Held own in stakes off bench

#1 Kiss Blue – Can improve off promising debut 

#5 Moonlight Gambler – Plenty of chances; maybe

Joe’s SELECTIONS – 7-1/5-11/2-3-10