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.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014


Bettors Will Be Dancing in the Aisles


With two features to choose from at Gulfstream today, we'll opt for the one the will complete the Rainbow 6 sequence.

The Tropical Park Oaks has drawn a limit field of 3YO turf fillies and we choose the one with the most upside: Dancing House (4-1).

The only time this filly failed to hit the board in six lifetime starts came when she was outrun from a wide post in the 2013 BC Juvenile Fillies Turf. She is, however, graded stakes placed when she had the opportunity to run in the Spinaway and Miss Grillo, the latter going 1-1/16 miles on turf, today's scenario.

She has a versatile running style, a good draw, and reunites with regular partner Irad. She's been training with purpose and very steadily for the McLaughlin barn.

Taking Dancing House to win, no price restrictions, key boxing exactas with Shug's sharp Party Now (3-1) and Todd's talented Sandiva (4-1), adding Wolfson improved Pink Poppy (20-1) to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1661

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 500-323

Amount Wagered: $3,322 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,461.20

Profit to Date: $139.20 {Friday results not included}

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Friday, December 19, 2014


Speedy Filly Seeking Stall Space


In order to make today's play, we're going to need some assistance from the Gods of the AEs.

We truly hope that Speed Seeker gets in. A Canadian graded stakes winner meeting secondary allowance types, Joan Scott trainee also benefits from the turn-back to 7-1/2 furlongs, keep the two-turn integrity of this turf event, and reunites with Luis Contreras, aboard for both of her lifetime victories.

Heatseeker filly has laudable versatility, winning both from on and off the pace, and has run well in graded stakes in this country and subtly has run well without coming close in those events. Tough post? Yes. Hopefully this insures a square price.

Taking Speed Seeker to win, no price restrictions, exacta boxes with surface and distance specialist Hillhouse High and the speedy, well drawn Kiama, adding price shots Interesting, WIll to Shine and Diva Meg to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1660

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 500-323

Amount Wagered: $3,320 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,461.20

Profit to Date: $141.20 {Wednesday & Thursday results not included}

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Thursday, December 18, 2014


I Ask You: What Could Possibly Top a Race Day


You can tell you're at a major meet with a big horse population when secondary allowances 3 & UP fill generously, such as in today's 8th from GP on the turf.

A good mix of early, middle and late speed and we will opt for one in the latter category: Race Day--even if it's never started on grass. But it's a first-time Team Todd/Johnny, is bred both sides for turf and distance, and is developing beautifully.

After two sprint runs, it cam with a very strong late finish to break maiden at KEE, and repeated in CD allowances, posting a New Pace Top. Has worked thrice in his new barn at PBD, including two sharp half-mile breezes, his last of the bullet variety.

Taking Race Day to win, no price restrictions, boxing an exacta with late developing gelded 4YO Aripeka, and adding the nicely developing Tryer, and class-toughened Bashart to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1660

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 500-323

Amount Wagered: $3,320 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,461.20

Profit to Date: $141.20 {Wednesday results not included}

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