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, October 05, 2013

Take Lukas Colt in Champagne; That’s an Order

The current winter book Kentucky favorite, Honor Code (3-1) makes his second start in today's Champagne. Can absolutely be anything. A 2-year-old making up 22 lengths from the second call to the wire. RU kidding me?

Then there's Havana (7-2) who could not possibly have won his debut any easier and he looks the part. Right after the Spa maiden breaker, Todd Pletcher said "the Champagne's next." Well, here he is.

But proven class, experience, excellent position and a style that suits today's race dynamics all favor Strong Mandate (5-2). If possible check out the replays on all three of these boys then enjoy the race!

Taking Strong Mandate to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his rivals here and adding the very quick Ride On Curlin (12-1) to the super-exotic mix.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1402

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 428-266-213

Amount Wagered: $2,804 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,913.50

Profit to Date: $109.50

Written by John Pricci


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