Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

Five days per week and every racing day during the Saratoga meet, John Pricci will provide horse racing selections of that day's feature race. When the racing schedule dictates otherwise, there will be analysis from other major thoroughbred Tracks. Check back here 5 days a week for free horse racing selections.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.



Saturday, September 20, 2014


Value? At Parx? On Chrome?


You know how I love to be a contrarian when I can, yes? And what better place to start than with the most significant race of the day, right?

Indeed, the Pennsylvania Derby.

And since everyone is just dying to beat him, and with some very logical reasons, I'm saying that it's not going to matter, that California Chrome (1-1) is purely and simply the best horse and, after seeing both of his most recent works online, I think he will be fit enough to show his class today.

And why hasn't anyone mentioned that perhaps Bayern has to prove that he's the same horse having gone pedal to the medal twice back-to-back?

Either way, can't wait for the race.

Taking California Chrome to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing first and second in exactas with the resurgent Tapiture (5-1) and the resilient Candy Boy (12-1).

(Would love to play supers but it is Parx, after all).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1615

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 489-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,230 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,350.00

Profit to Date: $120.00

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Friday, September 19, 2014


Which Market? This One


Going for the gusto in today's featured fifth race, a secondary allowances for older horses going a mile on the Widener turf.

Which Market (15-1) has several things to recommend him in addition to his early line quote. Popular at the claim box this season, he was haltered by the resurgent Contessa barn after finishing well too late when pace and trip compromised.

In addition, he is suited by the promise of fast fractions, even on turf, is nicely posted with position-conscious Luis Saez and he will be pleased to be back on Belmont turf, the site of 3 of his 4 lifetime wins.

Taking Which Market to win at 8-1 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with Monument Hill (7-2), reuniting with Paco Lopez, and Helm (4-1), nicely spotted by Graham Motion in his return.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1614

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,228 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $91.20

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


I’ve Not Lost My Mind --or-- You’re On Your Own Today


I know most of you have no interest in betting on horses that leave the ground. Well, make an exception in today's Grade 1 Lonesome Glory Stakes at Belmont.

Here's my trip notes on Bluegrass Summer (8-5), who could offer value as an alternative to favored Demonstrative (7-5) in today's second race:

"Big work pre-race: Sheppard runner blocked on rail R with run @ the 1/2-mile pole then checked! Go very well inside at finish; probably best" 'Nuff said.

Betting on Bluegrass Summer to win at 6-5 or greater.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1613

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,226 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $93.20

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