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, February 02, 2014

Shug Seals the Deal

Today's feature at Gulfstream is masquerading as a "non-winners of 3 optional claiming," It should really be a stakes event, such is the quality of the competition.

In fact, Seal Cove (3-1) was entered in yesterday's Grade 3 at Tampa but skipped that event in favor of this. Shug McGaughey can do my handicapping anytime, especially with a gelding that races so well when he's fresh. The fact that he's 1-for-1 on this ground, at this trip, doesn't hurt. Neither does the presence of Javier Castellano.

Taking Seal Cove to win at early line odds or greater, an exacta box with classy former Euro Princedargent (4-1), getting Lasix in U.S. debut for Clement, and adding Tiz Sardonic Joe (5-1), going first time for Wesley Ward, and the fast working price shot Humble and Hungry (20-1) to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1467

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 448-278-224

Amount Wagered: $2,936 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,051.40

Profit to Date: $115.40

Written by John Pricci


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