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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“BitaWalder” the Top Combo in GP Turf Feature

Today's Gulfstream feature comes at 7-1/2 furlongs on the turf and, like it or not, Bitacora (6-5) is going to be a very tough out.

Dropping from a state-bred stakes into an optional state-bred claiming allowances is a significant move. She showed improvement in her 4YO debut for Peter Walder, who saddled her for the first time.

She is very forward on the TG scale, she's making her third start off a long break, and Walder is a profitable, otherworldly 31% effective when turning back in distance. The pole and Irad Ortiz certainly doesn't hurt her chances.

Taking Bitacora to win, no price restrictions, boxing her in the exacta with impressive Tampa maiden breaker Steelin Magnolias (12-1) with ace turf pilot Luca Panici, and adding another forward looker, Cibelli's O.K. Kay (7-2) with Tyler, to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 2445

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 729-488

Amount Wagered: $4,890 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,953.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.7%

Profit to Date: $63.50

Written by John Pricci


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