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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Close to the Edge

Have no idea whether today’s Belmont Park feature, a preliminary allowances/optional claiming on the turf at 10 furlongs will remain on that surface. But either way, ship-in Edgewater si simply too much price here at 12-1.

His figures are competitive with the group, his best figures have come when going longer as opposed to shorter routes, he’s 1-for-2 on turf but handles any footing. In fact, a surface switch probably would be to his benefit. Trainer Rodney Jenkins is 26% efficient with shippers and 25% when class dropping.

Taking Edgewater to win at 5-1 or greater and boxing him in the exacta with Cheyenne Nation (2-1) and Point Of Entry.

Running Totals: (938) 294-191-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chalk or Dare

Two overnight stakes are featured today at Belmont Park and since one boasts an entry listed at 1-5 on the early line, we’ll opt for the Mom’s Command Stakes for three year-old fillies in which the favorite hopefully just might be vulnerable.

The interesting filly is the ship-in Daring Reality, a price shot at 8-1 on the early line. She has won her only start over Big Sandy, the flat-mile Wanda Stakes here at the summer meet, is 2-for-2 at the distance and comes back with good spacing for barn that’s profitable in non-graded stakes events. Her versatile running style might come in very handy in this spot.

David Cohen is having a good Belmont Fall and trainer Cathal Lynch is a worthy 21% efficient with shippers.

Taking Daring Reality to win at 5-1 or greater and key box her in exotics with Miss Valentine (8-5), tough luck last time Draw It (4-1) and Shared Heart (7-2) who appears set for a successful stretchout attempt.

Running Totals: (938) 294-191-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, September 25, 2011

By the Shores of Infield Pond

Today's featured John Hettinger for state-bred fillies and mares going nine furlongs boils down to how much you were impressed by Gitchee Goomie's (8-5) victory in the Yaddo up north. If you have the ability, check out the video...Can't win, can't win, can't win, maybe, maybe to never in doubt. Just kidding about that.

This mare was absolutely buried and I still don't know how Alan Garcia extricated himself and the filly but get her to the outside he did and she closed with a whoosh--not quite Winter Memories, but not bad. She likes this course, handles the distance, in short she will be a tough out.

Taking Gitchee Goomie to win, no price restrictions and using Exclusive Scheme (10-1) second and third in the exotics.

Running Totals: (937) 294-190-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only] {Saturday Results Not Included}

Written by John Pricci


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