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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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Day at the Beach

Today's Belmont feature for males going 7 furlongs on turf is a contentious one and of all the contenders, no filly is sharper than Dowse's Beach (7-2).

Yes, she is stretching out off two consecutive 5-1/2 furlongs Spa sprints but won at this trip, on this course, at the summer meet.

The New York bred meets opens here but has been a five-time winner beneath Irad and gets in at this level under secondary conditions.

Taking Dowse's Beach to win at 3-1 or greater and boxing an exacta with hard-hitter Plainview (5-2).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1830

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 550-350

Amount Wagered: $3,660 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,766.50

Profit to Date: $106.50

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Trip’s the Thing

Two state-bred stakes today and we think, even though she's the early line favorite, the chances of getting the 3-1 early line quote on Selenite is a reasonable proposition. especially given her wide draw and late run style.

But the dynamics will suit her late run style, as does the presence of Irad in the boot. The difference should prove to be her ability to handle the 9 furlong route which appears seems problematical for many of her Hettinger rivals.

Taking sharp worker Selenite to win today's 8th race at 5-2 or greater.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1829

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 550-350

Amount Wagered: $3,658 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,766.50

Profit to Date: $108.50

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saratoga to Parx a Winning Destination

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There are two million-dollar races on tap at Parx Racing today and the logical choice in each--one colt, one filly--are horses that finished third and first, respectively, in the top Grade 1 features run each year in Saratoga, of course, the Travers and Alabama.

Very curious to see what kind of effort we will get from Frosted (5-2), the public's choice in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby. Did hard-chasing American Pharoah around the track tap his reserves, or will his class lines and performance figures allow him to handle a group that includes Upstart (Violette) and Madefromlucky (Pletcher).

Some wise guys we know think that since the Wood, Frosted has lacked the winning attitude. We prefer to put that on top flight competition. He will have no excuses today, given a result bullet trial and reuniting with Joel Rosario.

As for the Grade 1 Cotillion, we generally look askance at route turn-backs, as Embellish The Lace (4-1) cuts back to a mile and a sixteenth from 10 furlongs. But in this case, we believe the Alabama served to tighten her screws to the limit. Javier rides her back and she was a 10 length winner over the surface as a 2014 juvenile.

I'd be happy to get half of that early quote.

Taking both horses to win today, with no price restrictions.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1826

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 549-349

Amount Wagered: $3,652 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,762.50

Profit to Date: $110.50 {Friday results not included}

For a complete analysis of today's final six races from Parx Racing, which includes 123gaming's unique Pick 6 wager and the all stakes late Pick 4, click on the blog section at

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