Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

Five days per week and every racing day during the Saratoga meet, John Pricci will provide horse racing selections of that day's feature race. When the racing schedule dictates otherwise, there will be analysis from other major thoroughbred Tracks. Check back here 5 days a week for free horse racing selections.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.



Sunday, September 21, 2014


Lasix Can Make All the Difference in the Gimma


Looking at the Joseph A Gimma for state-bred juvenile fillies at 7 furlongs and it's that extra sixteenth of a mile that's going to help and not hurt Hard To Stay Notgo (5-2).

As you would expect, there is lots of early gas given the dynamics but it's the pace figure from her debut that gives her an edge--that and the fact that she's had three works since, presumably with Lasix, which she will run with for the first time today. She can be the speed of the speed if Junior Alvarado chooses or close to the pace while saving ground.

Taking Hard To Stay Notgo to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing her in exactas with recent conqueror Myfourchix (3-1) and My Super Nova (7-2), a talented maiden nicely drawn outside with Rosario on the re-ride.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1616

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 489-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,232 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,350.00

Profit to Date: $118.00

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Saturday, September 20, 2014


Value? At Parx? On Chrome?


You know how I love to be a contrarian when I can, yes? And what better place to start than with the most significant race of the day, right?

Indeed, the Pennsylvania Derby.

And since everyone is just dying to beat him, and with some very logical reasons, I'm saying that it's not going to matter, that California Chrome (1-1) is purely and simply the best horse and, after seeing both of his most recent works online, I think he will be fit enough to show his class today.

And why hasn't anyone mentioned that perhaps Bayern has to prove that he's the same horse having gone pedal to the medal twice back-to-back?

Either way, can't wait for the race.

Taking California Chrome to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing first and second in exactas with the resurgent Tapiture (5-1) and the resilient Candy Boy (12-1).

(Would love to play supers but it is Parx, after all).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1615

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 489-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,230 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,350.00

Profit to Date: $120.00

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Friday, September 19, 2014


Which Market? This One


Going for the gusto in today's featured fifth race, a secondary allowances for older horses going a mile on the Widener turf.

Which Market (15-1) has several things to recommend him in addition to his early line quote. Popular at the claim box this season, he was haltered by the resurgent Contessa barn after finishing well too late when pace and trip compromised.

In addition, he is suited by the promise of fast fractions, even on turf, is nicely posted with position-conscious Luis Saez and he will be pleased to be back on Belmont turf, the site of 3 of his 4 lifetime wins.

Taking Which Market to win at 8-1 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with Monument Hill (7-2), reuniting with Paco Lopez, and Helm (4-1), nicely spotted by Graham Motion in his return.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1614

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,228 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $91.20

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