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.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Belmont Feature a Clever Russe

Today's Belmont Park featured Pebbles Stakes is remarkable in that it's ungraded even though it attracts classy 3-year-old turf fillies virtually every year. This year is no exception.

Discreet Marq is a deserving favorite (2-1) as a Grade 1 winner, Tapicat (7-2) has ability and fits the dynamic, and Teen Pauline (12-1) just might have found a home on the turf this summer.

But it's Dauphine Russe (3-1) that's the most interesting. Competitive in Group company in Europe, she fits the profile of a Chad Brown/Martin Schwartz winning import; the layup, purposeful work-line, first-time Lasix and Castellano taking the call.

With lots of early speed signed on, we're taking the Euro with the kick at 5-2 or greater and key boxing her in the multiples with her rivals here.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1407

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 429-266-213

Amount Wagered: $2,814 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,919.00

Profit to Date: $105.00

Written by John Pricci


Page 1 of 1 pages