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, August 16, 2014


Today's feature is the Grade 1 Alabama and, once again, the favorite appears too strong on paper. If there were--for me--a viable alternative, I'd take it. Just don't see one and, from that perspective, this exercise has recently gotten old.

When last seen, Stopchargingmaria (2-1) dominated the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks, beating today's major contenders. The new shooters are not nearly as accomplished and with a dearth of early speed, the favorite's tactical style should enable a good trip from the outside at the 10 furlong trip.

We're taking the favorite to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with Unbridled Forever (4-1), who might really appreciate the added distance, and the late developing Size (5-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1590

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 484-308-244

Amount Wagered: $3,180 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,272.00

Profit to Date: $92.00 {Friday not included}

Written by John Pricci


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