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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Class Will Tell

It's unfortunate when the "best horse" is carrying a heavy package in a prep race but you can't honestly say you're comfortable trying to beat him: That's the case with Belmont winner Tonalist (8-5) in today's Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the quintessential Travers prep.

Even with Christophe Clement admitting that while his colt is very fit, he's left something in the tank for next time. But the problem is that he has all the versatility to handle any pace scenario, he can kick, owns the fastest energy figures, and he's proven at the highest level.

Taking Tonalist to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with price shot Legend (12-1) and the newly blinkered Wicked Strong (2-1.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1573

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 478-305-242

Amount Wagered: $3,148 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,232.20

Profit to Date: $84.20

Written by John Pricci


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