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 20, 2012

Buy All That’s Holy

Search parties will not be required to find the favorite in today’s feature race at Tampa, a preliminary allowances/optional claiming for three year olds at a mile and a sixteenth on turf.

Clearly, Burn The Mortgage (8-5) is the right favorite and will be a tough out. Not only is he the fastest horse on performance figures but he’s spotted aggressively to win by prolific connections; Wayne Catalano training this one for the Ramseys. Strong finishing turf specialist Goncalves takes the call.

But it’s Holy Highway (8-1) who is the most interesting. Following the trainer change, he was switched to the grass by Derek Ryan, came back with a competitive figure maiden breaker in turf debut then has come back to work very well subsequently, seventh fastest of 44 in his peer group that week at Tampa. Angel Serpa takes the return call.

Taking Holy Highway to win at 6-1 or greater and key boxing him in multiples with Burn The Mortgage and Sheppard/Homeister ship-in, Seeking Romance (3-1).

Running Totals: (1009) 310-202-145 Total Dollar Return: $2,134.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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