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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Big Blue Tiger

Today’s featured Hall of Fame Stakes, a Grade 2 for 3-year-olds going 8.5 furlongs on turf, has drawn a talented group with lots of upside.

The favorite is Street Game (8-5) who was most impressive winning the Hill Prince before disappointing at Colonial last out; this is a more favorable spot but we’d prefer to see a two-turn on his card.

We’ll take any value being offered with Big Blue Kitten (4-1) who’s been winning his way up the class ladder and seeks fifth straight victory. The spacing is good, he owns tactical speed and kick, attracts Johnny and never has taken a backward step onm the Equiform scale.

Taking Big Blue Kitten to win at 3-1 or greater and key boxing him in the multiples with the favorite and Crimson China (7-2) who has strong late kick and sharp recent breeze at his Fair Hill base.

Running Totals: (907) 286-183-126 Total Dollar Return: $1,965.80 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Thursday, August 11, 2011

In the Hands of the Phillistines?

Interesting feature, the NY Stallion series for three year olds and this year it’s on the turf at one mile.

It’s rare when you find a grass race with several legitimate speed horses but that’s what we have here.

The horse that seems most adaptable in today’s scenario is Hessonite (5-2), who owns tactical speed, can finish, has Equiform figures that are more than competitive, and reunites with Ramon Dominguez, aboard for his most recent victory.

Taking Hessonite to win at 2-1 or greater, and key boxing him in the multiples with Choice Stakes winner Freud’s Honor (2-1), Darrin’s Dilemma (7-2), a winner of the 7 furlong edition of this at Belmont in his lone turf start, and price shot Wishingonastar (12-1), not particularly turf bred but has grass style.

Running Totals: (906) 285-183-126 Total Dollar Return: $1,960.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don’t Forget About Dyani

Today’s feature is a turf marathon featuring some long winded fillies attempting 12 furlongs in the Signature Stallions Waya Stakes. There is no question that Tom Proctor’s Snow Top Mountain (5-2) is the fastest on the Equiform scale but she appears vulnerable at the distance.

We’re opting for Dyani (5-1), which, while slower, has earned her best figures going long and more significantly broke her maiden on this turf course. She ships in off a very sharp score at Ellis Park and picks up the patient Julien Leparoux adept at making the last run a winning one.

Taking Dyani to win at 4-1 or greater and key boxing her in multiples with the favorite, Chris Clement’s marathon specialist Tarrip (3-1) and Gold D’oro (8-1), training purposefully for Bill Mott and might shake loose easily here.

Running Totals: (905) 285-183-125 Total Dollar Return: $1,960.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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