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.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Wake Up to Reality, Use Mentality


Try as I might, I cannot honestly beat the Wesley Ward trainee in today's Belmont allowances feature for 2YO fillies sprinting six furlongs on grass.

Dropping out of a graded stakes, turning back with conditioning into a sprint and returning to Belmont turf over which she broke her maiden just seals the deal for Mentality (8-5).

I'd sign for the early line quote right now but doubt very much I could get it. Taking her to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with sister turnback, Codrington.

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2384

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 708-478

Amount Wagered: $4,768 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,818.60

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .485%

Profit to Date: $50.60

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Sunday, October 15, 2017


Looking for a Minor Upset in Belmont’s Matron


Looking for a minor upset in today's G3 Matron at Belmont Park. Happy Like A Fool (7-5) is a deserving favorite, returning from Ascot and back on dirt, where she's 1-for-1 on dirt. Further, she skipped a bout vs. colts Saturday to await this.

But after making her winning debut, Honey Graeme (2-1) went north to WO where she finished third in the Ontario Debutante after bearing out at the start from her outside post. She's outside again but the race shape suits her and we'll take her to get the jump on the fave.

Taking Honey Graeme to win at 2-1 or greater, an exacta box with 'Happy', and adding Take Charge Paula to the exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2381

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 707-477

Amount Wagered: $4,762 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,815.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .485%

Profit to Date: $53.50 {Saturday results not included}

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Saturday, October 14, 2017


Double Your Fun


Two features at Belmont Park today and with Keeneland on the temporarily banned list, how about a Big Sandy two-fer?

In the G3 Futurity, we know that Mojovation (3-1) is better than his wet track Hopeful and he did beat a good field in his prior, his speed serving him well at that time over the Spa surface. But both of the well regarded efforts by Engage (2-1) were just as promising and with an outside draw should have a tactical advantage.

Taking Engage to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with 'Mojo'.

The Pebbles, however, is more than a two-horse race on paper and of all the major contenders, the turn-back made by Party Boat (5-1) to her optimal distance should prove the wining tie-breaker.

Taking Party Boat to win at 9-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with ground-saving Adorable Miss (6-1), worthy early line favorite Rubilinda (8-5) **and uncoupled mate Thais (5-2).

**Late edit 10:45 am

Number of Selections since 2007: 2381

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 707-477

Amount Wagered: $4,762 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,815.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .485%

Profit to Date: $53.50

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