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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Barn On a Roll?

Anyone tethered to the game already knows about the Lilac fire that engulfed the San Luis Rey training center, now claiming up to 66 equine lives, as of this writing, and injured two horsemen, one seriously, the other critically.


If you've ever gotten lucky and cashed a ticket or two here, please contribute to the expenses suffered by the first responders and those less fortunate horsemen who have lost their charges, perhaps even their homes. The grooms and hot-walkers that were affected need help immediately.

I only ask that if you decide to help, we suggest perhaps donating your usual betting unit: If you're a $2 bettor, that's fine. If you're able to bet $10 or $20, seriously consider making a bet on the people who make the game go. If you can afford even more, God bless you.

If we weren't so passionate about what we do, we would be doing something else. So, please, let's help our fellow horse lovers who have given and lost so much.

The relief effort is going-on. Please visit set up by The Stronach Group, Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at the address above.

Please help.


Since the prime winter meet began, trainer Nick Zito has had three horses ship into Gulfstream and has thus far had a winner and a money-finisher. We believe he'll have his second winner in today's 7-furlong feature with Lenstar (8-5).

In his recent sharp placing at Keeneland, he chased the pace throughout, mid-moved to the lead and tired late. A repeat of those tactics should suit the dynamic very well in Hallandale beneath leading rider Luis Saez.

Taking Lenstar to win, no price restrictions, key-boxing exactas with sharp working General Obvious (10-1) and first-time Navarro Rock and Fellers (4-1), adding newly blinkered Fillet of Sole (7-2) to the super-exotics mix..

Number of Selections since 2007: 2413

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 716-483

Amount Wagered: $4,826 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,888.10

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $62.10

Written by John Pricci


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