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.

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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

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Friday, February 23, 2018


Clement Filly Is Ready


For Noble Ready (3-1), the difference between victory and defeat in her return to the GP turf course was the trip, as is usually case. In this instance, Noble Ready went around the competition while the filly who defeated her, favored Island Reward, she split the seam while making the last run.

Given today's longer trip, the newly turned 4YO will be closer to pace, and she should be able to time her run at a more advantageous moment.

Taking Noble Ready to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with the sure to improve Lido (5-2).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2453

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 730-490

Amount Wagered: $4,506 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,962.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.7%

Profit to Date: $56.30

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Thursday, February 22, 2018


No Black Sheep, Please


A feature race in name only, the state-bred optional at Gulfstream today is at a flat mile on the dirt.

The thinking is that recent consistency, an outside position with tactical speed befitting the race shape and the meet's leading rider, should get this job done. Looking for a stalk, pounce and driving score.

Taking Baba Tobi (4-1) to win, no price restrictions, key-boxing exactas with late running Aces For John (7-2), claimed from his last three starts, and the recently haltered Emperor John (8-1), a potentially excellent claim last time out.

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2452

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 730-490

Amount Wagered: $4,504 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,962.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.7%

Profit to Date: $58.30

Written by John Pricci

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