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.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Two Speeds + One Turn = Value Play

Would like to cash in the Met Mile just because it might be my favorite race run outside Kentucky.

There's no shortage of speed in here and they leave from posts 1 and 2. Too bad for them; a good thing for Mark Valeski (5-1). Two starts back he looked hopelessly boxed, finally shook loose and angled out sharply in midstretch and finished fast to win the G3 Mineshaft.

But when he came back for the G2 New Orleans Handicap, he found himself in the uncomfortably, unfamiliar role of stalker--not his best game--yet he beat all but the surging Graydar, giving him a battle past the sixteenth pole.

SInce then, the Larry Jones 4YO has been working bullets and returns to the scene of his most important win, the G2 Peter Pan, a one turn nine furlongs--one turn being the key. The table should be set nicely for Rosie to push the bottun when ready.

Taking Mark Valeski to win at 3-1 or greater, a key exacta box with DIscreet Dancer (6-1) and Surface loving Flat Out (5-2), and adding Sahara Sky (6-1) to the exotics mix.

Number of Selections: 1323

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 405-250-202

Amount Wagered: $2,646 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,781.10

Profit to Date: $135.10

Written by John Pricci


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