Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

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.



Friday, August 22, 2014


It’s the Racetrack, Silly


Today's feature is the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, and although the term rivalry is often used too loosely, this one might be just right: Close Hatches (8-5) v Princess of Sylmar (9-5).

Close Hatches is the division's leader; she's fresh, pointed here by Bill Mott. Joel Rosario rides. She has more tactical speed than the Princess.

But the Princess has brand new blinkers and she loves them, helps her to focus, and if there's one thing she loves more than blinkers, it's Saratoga Race Course, over which she's 2-for-2, and this trip, where her slate reads (5) 3-1-0.

Taking Princess of Sylmar to win, no price restrictions, and boxed exacta with her rival, and adding Stanwyck (15-1) to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1596

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-309-245

Amount Wagered: $3,190 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00

Profit to Date: $86.00

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Low Risk Rachel


Two features today with the public likely to prefer betting on the Union Avenue Stakes over the G1 NY Turf Writers at 2-3/8 miles over national fences.

It looks like a two horse race on paper and of the two, we prefer Risky Rachel (7-5). And that's because she loves Saratoga (4) 2-2-0, won her only start at today's hybrid distance, and will try to win this event in back-to-back seasons. The presence of Javier Castellano can only help.

Taking Risky Rachel to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with classy Sunny Desert (8-5) and adding Uncle Southern (10-1) to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1595

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-309-245

Amount Wagered: $3,190 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,278.00

Profit to Date: $88.00

Written by John Pricci

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Better Bet Now


Today's featured Spa event is the Better Talk Now Stakes for 3YO turf runners. Trainer Graham Motion has often said that it was turf specialist Better Talk Now, an upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf, put him on the national map. DO you think he pointed for this spot?

Making his debut for Motion at Delaware Park in early July, he won the 7-1/2 furlong Nick Shuk. This is a little tougher, as it should be; it's Saratoga.

This 3YO fits the race shape nicely, the barn is not only white hot, recently winning the G1 Sword Dancer, but second-off-a-layup is profitable scenario. Alex Cintron is up from Delaware for the ride.

Taking Craftsman (4-1) to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas first and second with Stormi Inti (8-5) and Los Borrachos (6-1), adding Pure Sensation (5-2) to the super-exotic spread.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1594

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-309-245

Amount Wagered: $3,188 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00

Profit to Date: $88.00

Written by John Pricci

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