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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Friday, January 30, 2015


Ward Filly’s Chances No Pipedream


For the third time this week, the Gulfstream feature is on turf, with 5 furlong dashes back-to-back.

Spanish Pipedream is making her 3YO debut for Wesley Ward who ranks near the top of his class with absentees coming off long layups.

This filly has been away since trying Group 2 company at Ascot--a lot tougher than she meets here. That day she finished fourth by 2-1/2 lengths, but finished ahead of 17 rivals. Her debut was a fast, first rate win on Polytrack at Keeneland. Working well for her return, she attracts talented, young Rafael Hernandez.

Taking Spanish Pipedream to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing her in all multiples with course and distance loving Hangover Saturday, stakes placed returnee Perpetual Novena, and impressive turf-sprint maiden winner Presto Magic.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1682

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 504-326

Amount Wagered: $3,364 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,478.60

Profit to Date: $114.60

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Thursday, January 29, 2015


I’m Following a Moonwalker, Moonwalker, Moonwalker


If there's anything more dangerous than a sharp, course-loving distance and surface specialist it's one that's been claimed into the barn of Peter Walder, 25% effective first time off the claim.

He was a very good third after altering course in a rapidly run turf sprint and now switches to Paco, in a zone right now, and is drawn nicely outside and his tactical speed should ensure a winning trip.

Taking Moonwalker (3-1) to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Shadow Rock (5-1), turning back to his winning distance, and Manofmanyvirtues (9-2) who closed strongly as the pace was heating up last out.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1681

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 504-326

Amount Wagered: $3,362 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,478.60

Profit to Date: $116.60

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


That’s the Spirit


Today's Gulfstream feature is an optional/secondary allowances going 7-1/2 furlongs on turf and, as one might expect, it's a skull-buster. We won't overthink this puzzle and will land on Sachem Spirit (5-2) as the most probable winner.

His career best run came over this course last out and the mini-turn-back suits the race dynamics and this horse's best style. Better yet, he's a versatile runner that won his last from off the pace but has also front-run to victory. Corey Lanerie is on the re-ride for Eddie Kenneally, who's 19% effective with potential repeaters.

Taking Sachem Spirit to win at early line odds or greater, and key-boxing him in all multiple pools with sharp course-lover Hothersal (8-1), price shot Saucy Don (15-1), picking up Javier, and Dangerous Lad (7-2), in the live hands of both Kathleen O'Connell and Edgard Zayas.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1680

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 503-326

Amount Wagered: $3,360 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,473.20

Profit to Date: $113.20

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