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, February 24, 2018

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Irish War Cry

There's only one issue to consider vis a vis today's G3 Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park: How ready is Irish War Cry (5-2)?

The newly turned 4YO won two races around one turn as a 2YO. At 3, he impressed in his Gulfstream debut taking the Holy Bull. Who is to say that at 85%, with added maturity, and a recent strong workout beneath today's new rider, Jose Ortiz, that he won't overcome his rail draw at a flat mile?

Not me.

Taking Irish War Cry to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with tactical speedster Conquest Big E (8-1), stretch-out LAY-2 Todd runner, Malagacy (4-1), and adding turf-to-dirt Tower of Texas (15-1) to the super-exotics mix. [Mental typo] Meant to include Economic Model (3-1), keeping company with Good Magic in am, to the super-exotic mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 2454

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 730-490

Amount Wagered: $4,508 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,962.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $54.30

Written by John Pricci


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