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.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Now, For My Next Number…

Regulars know it isn’t very often when we take a turf debut type over horses with proven grass form. Today’s Gulfstream feature for 3-year-old fillies sprinting 5 furlongs is that exception.

In turf sprints, the combination of speed and class can be more desirable than proven good grass form. In that context, take a look at Brown Eyes Blue (3-1).

In her three race career, she was tested in the G3 Schuylerville following a maiden win, showing good speed before tiring in a race won by an undefeated So Many Ways.

Back in allowances in today’s seventh race, she was third in a hot-paced Churchill sprint but now tries turf with all the pedigree you need, being a daughter of Big Brown.

She worked well in preparation for this and Javier Castellano opts for Dale Romans’ filly over regular customer Chad Brown.

Taking Brown Eyes Blue to win at 5-2 or greater and keying her in exactas with Devil’s Care (4-1) and the very speedy, fast working Phyllis Ann (8-1).

Running Totals: May, 2007-Present

Number of Selections: 1234

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 377-241-187

Amount Wagered: $2,470 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,581.20

Profit to Date: $111.20

Written by John Pricci


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