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.



Saturday, August 05, 2017


Going to Test the Waters at Saratoga


The Whitney isn't the only Grade 1 that Team Asmussen/Geroux are going after this afternoon.

The G1 Test is an extremely competitive event and while it's easy to make cases for no less that six horses, the one that intrigues most is Vertical Oak (8-1).

She may turn out to be the speed of the speed, she owns a win at Saratoga and her lifetime best effort came over a wet track, assumed to be the case later today.

Also, she is benefiting from a weight switch with her recent conqueror and will be in this one throughout.

Taking Vertical Oak to win at 6-1 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with Your Love (6-1) and American Gal (5-2).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2337

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 700-467

Amount Wagered: $4,674 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,767.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$93.50


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Friday, August 04, 2017


Rain, Rain Stay Away


Hope the rain keeps up as today's G2 Hall of Fame for 3YO turf runners is a beauty and hopefully we get to see the best of Yoshida (7-2) today.

Mott trainee had very little chance after Oscar Performance got away with a half-mile in 49 2/5 over a firm course and had enough to sprint her final quarter in 23 in the G1 Belmont Derby. Under the circumstances, Yoshida remained one paced.

With that conditioning, the turn-back suits, and while there isn't a ton of pace signed on, it figures to be much livelier than the longer Belmont event.

Taking Yoshida to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with Big Handsome (3-1)

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2336

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 700-466

Amount Wagered: $4,672 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,767.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$95.50


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Thursday, August 03, 2017


Diving into the Spa Feature


Today's Birdstone marathon at 14 furlongs is a real head-scratcher. Oh, there's good form, and plenty of class lines. The problem is are the classy horses set for their best and are the sharp horses good enough to handle the trip.

We're taking our best hold with Scuba (9-2), who appears to have been pointed here directly by Brendan Walsh. His figures are competitive enough and he is a Grade 2 winner at the distance on the Breeders' Cup Friday undercard.

He didn't threaten in his first two of the year then was fairly competitive, making a threatening run only to be blocked in midstretch. Today, the blinkers are back on, Walsh is 23% going synth to dirt, and is 3-for-his last 8 when teaming up with Carmouche. The price should be fair.

Taking Scuba to win at 4-1 or greater and boxing the exacta with the fast Tu Brutus (7-5), looking to rebound here.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2335

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 700-465

Amount Wagered: $4,670 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,767.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$97.50


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