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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.

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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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