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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

I’ve Made My Decision

Today's Big A feature as a preliminary allowances/optional claimer going as the 6th race at 11 furlongs on the turf. Yes, another crapshoot "jockey's race." [If it weren't the feature we would pass].

Alas, the event boasts a classy marathoner with perceptible soundness issues, Zhivago (4-1), Unitarian (3-1), the in-form favorite from Team Pletcher/Castellano (3-1), and the possible trip-sitting Ampersand (9-2) with Rosario.

Instead, we'll be landing on Make a Decision (6-1) from the resurgent Linda Rice barn, a multiple allowance winning state-bred that sneaks into this re: the restricted "other than state-bred" language. A late developing 3YO, he seeks his third straight win beneath regular partner and stable rider, Cornelio Velasquez, his second without a defeat on Aqueduct turf, and sporting a pedigree that runs all day long.

Taking Making a Decision to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing first and second in the multiples with his rivals listed above.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1423

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 432-270-216

Amount Wagered: $2,846 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,940.60

Profit to Date: $94.60

Written by John Pricci


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