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.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Just Have a Little Faith

Today's featured Ginger Brew Stakes for 3 YO fillies going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf is very interesting. It features what appears to be several promising turf runners and a classy favorite, Stonetastic (3-1) who's never run on grass but has a two-sided pedigree to make the transition from dirt.

Of the five fillies we liked best in this field of 11, it's Cool Faith (6-1) who likely will offer the best value. A winner of her debut going a mile on firm turf, a deceptively, clearly best effort, the Pulpit filly caught yielding ground going longer in a restricted stakes vs. males in her native Canada, set a pressured pace throughout, and just missed.

Likely to catch firm footing in her first start in SoFla, the Attard trainee attracts turf ace Joe Bravo this afternoon. Working purposefully since arriving at Palm Meadows, this miss can make rebound her for a barn that's profitable coming back with this type of spacing and also feasts on non-graded events.

Taking Cool Faith to win at 4-1 or greater, and key-boxing in super-exotic money positions with sharp Pletcher trainee Candy Kitty (4-1) from the pole, the aforementioned Stonetastic, Spring Again (5-1), likely to improve removing blinkers and Miss Besilu (8-1) going first-Lasix for Mott following her front-running maiden score after setting ridiculously soft pace.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1450

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 444-276-222

Amount Wagered: $2,902 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,034.00

Profit to Date: $132.00

Written by John Pricci


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