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, April 05, 2014

Crying Uncle

Two big Derby preps today and we'll stay in the East for the Wood Memorial in Aqueduct where the first question on everyone's mind: Is Social Inclusion for real? I'm not smart enough to know that before Saturday at about 6:20 p.m. but I do know my money will be elsewhere. Call it the Missouri Syndrome.

Beating four horses on a speed-favoring surface with a short stretch run at the 1-1/16 mile distance, including a horse, Honor Code, who came out of the race off the Triple Crown trail, does not put me on any bandwagon--certainly not at 2-1 on the early line. I'll stay with proven commodities.

I've been waiting for Uncle Sigh (5-1) to draw a position outside his nemesis, undefeated Samraat (7-2). He has, and I'm willing to give him a chance to presumably run down his rival instead of the other way around.

Taking Uncle Sigh to win at 3-1 or greater, key-boxing him in exactas with his two rivals above and with Harpoon (8-1), adding Noble Moon (12-1), bar shoe and all, and Wicked Strong (15-1) to the super-exotic mix.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1503

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 460-286-231

Amount Wagered: $3,006 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,136.20

Profit to Date: $130.20

Written by John Pricci


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