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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sittin’ On the Doc at the Bay

For today’s feature race we go to Tampa Bay Downs and a turf sprint allowances for older horses dashing five furlongs. And be warned that the favorite, Doc On the Rock (2-1), will be a very rough out.

Drawn into a significantly weaker group than he faced last out, the lesser competition, favorable draw, live connections of Kathleen O’Connell and Daniel Centeno, when added to his talent and suitability to the race shape, it’s easy to understand why he’s a deserving favorite. Five year gelding is just too solid in this spot.

Taking Doc On the Rock to win, no price restrictions, and keying him first and second in multiples with Jamie Ness trainer Broad’s Beware (3-1), Heavyweight (9-2), shipping north from Gulfstream, and the improving Fly So Fast (6-1), who might slip under the betting radar here.

Running Totals: (638) 201-127-89 Total Dollar Return: $1,394.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Pal You Can Count On

There’s a horse shipping northwest from New York for today’s feature at Finger Lakes and it’s east to understand why Mr. Windjammer (6-5) is such a prohibitive favorite. Back in Jonathan Buckley’s barn, he recent finished chasing Dr. W., not once but twice.

Dr. W has been on a roll recently and last out upset the favorite in a restricted stakes at Aqueduct. A eight time winner here and 3-for-5 at the distance, he’s sure to be odds on in this optional claimer non-winners of a race other than this year.

But the value and the play is Pro’s Pal, also a winner of eight races here and four at the distance. The five year old gelding has been working bullets for the top return outfit of the prodigious Charlton Baker and looks like he will control at the tempo here. Run him down if you can.

Taking Pro’s Pal to win at early line odds of 2-1 and an exacta box with Mr. Windjammer.

Running Totals: (637) 200-127-89 Total Dollar Return: $1,389.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Plenty in Reserve

For a handicapping perspective on today’s The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trail Stakes from Churchill Downs, see Pricci’s Morning Line blog on lead page

Taking Miner’s Reserve to win at 8-1 or greater and an exacta box with Eightyfiveinafifty. Trifecta players can add Pleasant Prince, Hurricane Ike (5-1), Aikenite (6-1), Game On Dude (10-1) and Soaring Empire (20-1) to the mix.

Running Totals: (636) 200-127-89 Total Dollar Return: $1,389.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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