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.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Bim Bam Thank You Sir


Today's Keeneland feature is a highly competitive turf mile for older allowance types.

Free World (5-2) is clearly the in-form distance specialist with a 3-for-4 slate at the trip and fast figures for the Moss-Amoss team, a worthy favorite.

But then so is Bim Bam (10-1) highly effective at this distance at 4-for-12, is coming off a streak of his own, seeking a fourth straight score while reuniting with winning rider Ricardo Santana albeit making his first start since August. But he has shown some affinity for Keeneland turf and the dynamic suits his late kick.

Taking Bim Bam to win at 6-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the favorite and multiple winner Edge of Reality (5-1) from the live Motion shedrow.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1630

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,260 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

Profit to Date: $124.80

Written by John Pricci

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Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hoping to Avoid a Slumber Party


Today's Belmont feature is for older horses going 10 furlongs on the inner turf.

Clearly, Slumber (6-5), dropping from graded stakes in his return and working strongly, is a deserving favorite on class lines. But we're opting for recency here with Sky Blazer (4-1).

A dropdown himself, out of the key G2 Bernard Baruch that produced two next out winners, is back at a proper distance and fits well given the dynamics with Lezcano in the boot.

Taking Sky Blazer to win at 3-1 or better and an exacta box with Slumber, a winner of half his six lifetime starts on this course.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1629

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,258 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

Profit to Date: $126.80

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Saturday, October 18, 2014


Can Saratoga Snacks Avoid Practice Squad Demotion?


Don't know what will happen, but this coach is giving Saratoga Snacks (2-1) one last chance in today's Empire Classic on Belmont's popular Showcase Day program--all New York Breds, all the time.

He was a short, narrowly beaten runner when he returned from a lengthy layoff for new trainer Bill Mott at Saratoga. He had tactical speed, battled hard through the lane, but gave way grudgingly in the wire's shadow. Fine, I thought: Next time out over Big Sandy, which he loves, add a furlong or two, and serve. He responded with the worst race of his career.

One last time: Today's a LAY-3 scenario for Mott--ideal, and he stretches yet again seeking a repeat in this event. Add recent blazing work and wager:

Taking Saratoga Snacks to win at early line odds or greater, and key-boxing exactas with the talented Sioux (5-2) and a much improved So Lonesome (6-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1628

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,256 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

Profit to Date: $128.80

Written by John Pricci

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