Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

Whenever his daily work schedule permits, HorseRaceInsider executive editor John Pricci will analyze that day's feature race from a major thoroughbred-racing jurisdiction.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Shug’s Filly Flying High

Today's Gulf feature is a good one in which some promising newly turned 3YO fillies will demonstrate what they may have in store for the balance of this meet and beyond.

Two recent maiden winners impressed very favorably; Fly So High (4-5) for the McGaughey barn and Miss Katie Bug (6-1) from the Romans shed.

Normally, with little to separate them on paper, we'd opt for the longer price, which we still might depending off odds. But what separates these ladies at this point is the former's Big A maiden breaker.

She dominated, opening ground on her own into the turn at today's same dynamics, and drew off while racing greenly and seemingly looking for competition late. There certainly was plenty left in reserve and she looms the most likely winner.

Taking Fly So High to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with 'Katie,' and adding My Favorite Gift (6-1) to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 2425

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 720-486

Amount Wagered: $4,850 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,907.90

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $57.90

Written by John Pricci


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