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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Amy’s Rivals in a World of Trouble

Ever since I saw her repel a good tripping rival to keep her record perfect at 2-for-2, I've been a fan of Amy's Challenge (3-2).

She will be class tested off the break while stepping up to the big leagues as the Canterbury-based filly will try to make in three straight in Oaklawn's Dixie Belle.

The thinking is that she will be fair odds because of the presence of a faster Asmussen trainee, Mia Mischief (9-5) with lead stable rider Santana.

So, it's with heart and head, we're taking Amy's Challenge to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with 'Mia" and looking to add super-exotics value by adding Mint to Stardom (8-1) in those positions.

In Tampa's nominal feature, the Pasco, World of Trouble (2-1) exits a second place finish in the Affirmed division of the Florida Sires Stakes at Gulfstream, a race in which Sortache wore down World of Trouble in the final strides, an effort that busted Three Rules' stakes record by more than a second.

Subsequently, Michael Dubb purchased the Kantharos colt privately and now he makes his first start for trainer Jason Servis. Think he's well meant?

Taking World of Trouble to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with Tremont-winning returnee He Hate Me (3-1), and the super conditioned Awaken (8-1).


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