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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ready for My Close-up, Mr. Track Photog

Today's feature is another turf event from Gulfstream but we're going to shortern up to five-eighths of a mile and drop three levels to a preliminary allowance level.

We believe it's between two fillies coming from the same race: Peggy Joyce (4-1) looms the more logical winner; Cameo Lady is a laughable 15-1 on the early line. That's where we're landing.

The favorite, Ullapool (5-2) breaks from the pole and attracts Castellano going first time for trainer Chad Brown. But it's also the filly's turf debut and her grass pedigree is a little questionable. At a short price, I'll pass.

Meanwhile, Cameo Lady had a rough trip in her latest on this course and is back in David Braddy's barn, a worthy and profitable scenario given today's third race off the layup circumstances. The filly has speed if new rider Julien Leparoux wants to use it and enough kick to get home at fair odds.

Taking Cameo Lady to win at 8-1 or better and an exacta box with Peggy Joyce.

Running Totals: (1026) 318-203-148 Total Dollar Return: $2,193.00 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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