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.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Better Bet Now


Today's featured Spa event is the Better Talk Now Stakes for 3YO turf runners. Trainer Graham Motion has often said that it was turf specialist Better Talk Now, an upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf, put him on the national map. DO you think he pointed for this spot?

Making his debut for Motion at Delaware Park in early July, he won the 7-1/2 furlong Nick Shuk. This is a little tougher, as it should be; it's Saratoga.

This 3YO fits the race shape nicely, the barn is not only white hot, recently winning the G1 Sword Dancer, but second-off-a-layup is profitable scenario. Alex Cintron is up from Delaware for the ride.

Taking Craftsman (4-1) to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas first and second with Stormi Inti (8-5) and Los Borrachos (6-1), adding Pure Sensation (5-2) to the super-exotic spread.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1594

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-309-245

Amount Wagered: $3,188 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00

Profit to Date: $88.00

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Monday, August 18, 2014


Wilkes/Hernandez Team Can Sneak Up on this Group


Today's Spa feature to close out Week 4 of the 2014 season is the Summer Colony overnight stakes for fillies and mares going 9 furlongs on the main track.

It's hard to know where the early pace is coming from with any certitude but we do link the idea that Ambusher (4-1) is coming into this off a new pace top and is getting class relief dropping from graded stakes. The spacing is good give his recent schedule and Brian Hernandez Jr. is taking a return call.

Taking Ambusher to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Zucchini Flower (7-2), from very live conne3ctions, and Natalie Victoria (9-5), who should benefit from recent return from a layoff.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1593

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-308-245

Amount Wagered: $3,186 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00

Profit to Date: $90.00

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


A Total Eclipse in the Sword Dancer


Today's Spa feature is the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational and there's an excellent chance that a minor upset could be in the making.

Indeed, Main Sequence (2-1) made an excellent U.S. debut taking the G1 United Nations at Monmouth with a strong late rally. Euro bounce, anyone?

Not saying that will be the case but not willing to take a short price to find out; I'll take whatever value I can get with Twilight Eclipse (5-2), who did the dirty work in the U.N. but paid the price in deep stretch.

Now the West Point runner is stretching to his best distance, the Albertrani barn is having a strong meet, the trainer also profitable in LAY-3 scenarios, the case here.

Taking Twilight Eclipse to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with the favorite.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1592

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-308-244

Amount Wagered: $3,184 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00

Profit to Date: $92.00

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