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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Sunday, August 02, 2015


An Upstart in New Jersey


Today's Feature Race Analysis is brought to you via special promotional arrangement with 123gaming.com

Normally, it is the nominal feature that is grist for our Feature Race mill each day but, given the presence of American Pharoah, we decided to look elsewhere for value in one of the other graded stakes: We found one, the Grade 3 Matchmaker, where the 10-1 early line on Casual Smile seems way out of line.

The filly is 2-for-2 since shipping to the Shore and is bred for today’s added ground. She is nicely posted inside, sheds six pounds from her latest start, and is trained by Chad Brown.At half the ML quote, she would offer excellent value.

Taking Casual Smile to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with the raging I'm Already Sexy (2-1) who jumped up big time making course debut for Catalano; 7-for-21 at this session through Thursday’s races.

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Number of Win and Place Finishes: 537-339

Amount Wagered: $3,578 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,676.80

Profit to Date: $98.80 {Saturday results not included}

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Friday, July 31, 2015


Frosted Is Dandy


He's carrying weight, posted outside and is using this as a bridge to the Grade 1 Travers, but Frosted appears to be just too much racehorse. He's tactical enough and with several scratches anticipated, namely Competitive Edge and Upstart, he'll be wherever Joel Rosario decides to be early on, assuming a clean break.

Texas Red (7-2), meanwhile, comes up to this the right way, primed for a forward move and a second turn only helps; he's sitting on go. Japan (10-1) is the unknown danger; he has loads of ability but can be a little balky pre-race, greenness mostly, but he is a Mott trainee, a barn absolutely en fuego.

Taking Frosted to win, no price restrictions, and boxed exacta with Texas Red, and Japan in the third spot to complete the trifecta.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1789

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 537-339

Amount Wagered: $3,578 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,676.80

Profit to Date: $98.80

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Thursday, July 30, 2015


The Cornerstone of an Upset


Noble Cornerstone (4-1) has much going for his in today's John Morrissey for older state-bred sprinters. There's the fact he's batting .55 at the hybrid 6-1/2 furlong trip, he's making his second start off a very long layup, one that figures to move him forward and the spacing looks just right.

He's well posted outside, his style suits the conditions and potential race shape, and has upside potential given the maturation factor.

Taking Noble Cornerstone to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with Palace (1-1), who is getting major class relief but lugs 124 in his prep for the G1 Forego.

Hoping the "best horse" is not the best on the day.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1788

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 537-339

Amount Wagered: $3,576 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,676.80

Profit to Date: $100.80

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