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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.



Thursday, April 24, 2014


Kharafa Will Be Happy to Be Home


Today's Aqueduct feature is wide open, both the race conditions and the competition. But if this isn't just the right spot for Kharafa it would be hard to figure what else it might be.

Not only did the Tim Hills-trained filly appear short of condition in her season's debut at Gulfstream, her troubled trip sealed the losing deal.

With that under her belt, she returns to her favorites course (3) 2-1-0 at a perfect distance of 1-1/16 miles (7) 3-1-2. Further, she handles any footing and picks up Luis Saez.

Taking Kharafa to win (turf only), with no prices restrictions, and boxing him in the exacta with returning 4YO stakes-winning Notacatbutallama.


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1512

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 463-288-232

Amount Wagered: $3,024 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,152.00

Profit to Date: $128.00

Written by John Pricci

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Sea Queen to Cruise in Keeneland Feature


No matter how one tries the break down today's Keeneland feature for fillies on the turf going 9 furlongs, the race still runs through the uncoupled pair from Christophe Clement; Sea Queen (3-1) and Valseuse (2-1).

However, Lawn Party (3-1), making her second start for Todd Pletcher following an impressive GP graduation in debut, and Passing Pfast (6-1), going first time for Graham Motion, making a switch to Rosie, are no less intriguing.

But Sea Queen had her hooves held to the first in her second start I the G3 Herecomesthebride but now returns to her proper level with more than sufficient pedigree, is being reunited with Joel Rosario, and is nicely drawn inside and figures to be the controlling speed if her connections wish.

And Rosario loves to be aggressive in spots like this one.

We' taking Sea Queen to win at 5-2 or greater and key boxing her first and second with her rivals here, extra ticket with Lawn Party, should she draw in from the AEs.


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1510

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 462-288-232

Amount Wagered: $3,022 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,143.40

Profit to Date: $121.40

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Saturday, April 19, 2014


Going All In on Poker Player


Today's Keeneland feature, the G3 Lexington Stakes for 3YOs going a mile and a sixteenth, has attracted a sizable and highly competitive bunch. Of those, we're most interested in price shot Poker Player (10-1), part of an uncoupled pair from Wayne Catalano.

Colt never recovered from a poor start in the Spiral Stakes following a might-have-been-best placing coming from far back in Battaglia Memorial behind his loose leading stablemate.

He is 1-for-1 at KEE, taking the G3 Bourbon Stakes at 2, switches to hot riding Stewart Elliott, and Catalano is an other-worldly 47% profitable when removing blinkers, the case here.

Taking Power Player to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with the classy Mr Speaker (5-2) and recent very sharp maiden breaker Dynamic Impact (10-1).


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1510

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 462-288-232

Amount Wagered: $3,020 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,143.40

Profit to Date: $123.40 {Friday results not included}

Written by John Pricci

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