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.



Monday, July 28, 2014


Taking a Closer the Honorable Thing To Do


Today's feature is the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Stakes for 3YO fillies and up sprinting 6 furlongs and there is no shortage of talented females, but most of them are long on early speed. Unless a drying out surface is carrying speed all the way, a pace meltdown seems assured. That's points to Mark Henning's filly.

Merry Meadow (5-1) has shown marked improvement this season at 4, is the quintessential stretch-running sprinter, especially given today's trip and is nicely drawn outside, which should give her first run into the lane.

Taking Merry Meadow to win at 4-1 or greater, boxing the exacta with the prolific La Verdad (2-1) and adding My Wandy's Girl (7-2) and the blinker-less Red Velvet (12-1) to the exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1575

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 479-306-242

Amount Wagered: $3,152 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,238.60

Profit to Date: $86.60



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Sunday, July 27, 2014


I Have No Disdain for Kiaran’s Horse, Honest!


Today's featured G3 Shuvee Handicap looks like the ideal spot for Antipathy (9-5) who was a game, come-again third to divisional leading Close Hatches in the G1 Ogden Phipps when last seen at Belmont.

Dropping two grades, stretching to 9 furlongs as a daughter of A.P. Indy, her controlling speed should allow her to dominate in this spot given a repeat effort, which, of course, is never a given.

Taking Antipathy to win, no price restrictions, and an exactas box with Spa and distance specialist, Flashy American, and adding Unlimited Budget (6-1) to the exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1574

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 478-306-242

Amount Wagered: $3,150 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,232.20

Profit to Date: $82.20

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


Class Will Tell


It's unfortunate when the "best horse" is carrying a heavy package in a prep race but you can't honestly say you're comfortable trying to beat him: That's the case with Belmont winner Tonalist (8-5) in today's Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the quintessential Travers prep.

Even with Christophe Clement admitting that while his colt is very fit, he's left something in the tank for next time. But the problem is that he has all the versatility to handle any pace scenario, he can kick, owns the fastest energy figures, and he's proven at the highest level.

Taking Tonalist to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with price shot Legend (12-1) and the newly blinkered Wicked Strong (2-1.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1573

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 478-305-242

Amount Wagered: $3,148 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,232.20

Profit to Date: $84.20

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