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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yes, Sir!

Today's feature at Belmont, an optional claiming sprint in today's eighth race, is interesting for two reasons: Much Stronger(6-5) really came to hand for Jacobson/Castellano team at Saratoga but priors at Belmont Park left much to be desired.

When last seen, Comandante (6-1) was opening a 12-length lead going 7 furlongs--possibly more between calls-before, understandably, tiring. Today he shows up in Todd Pletcher's barn for the first time with a bullet work and is removing blinkers, a profitable 33% scenario for this outfit. Throw is a switch to Johnny for good measure and there it is.

Taking Comandante to win at 3-1 or greater and exacta key-boxes with Much Stronger and the freshened Tancredi (10-1), a 20% Barbara angle, and picks up Bravo.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1389

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 427-263-211

Amount Wagered: $2,778 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,908.00

Profit to Date: $130.00

Written by John Pricci


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