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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Money Back Winner?

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.

Thus far, over $600,000 has been raised. Thank you, but please continue to help. Backstretch workers are still in need of many of life's basic goods.


While arch rival Todd Pletcher has been dominant at the young prime winter meet, it is time for Chad Brown to announce his presence in today's GP turf feature.

Warranty (5-2) has shown no particular affinity for this course, it does appear that the late developing 4YO is beginning to find herself if her recent Belmont effort is any measure.

She showed incremental improvement to win that starter allowances off a layup and comes into this fresh again with Tyler in the boot, this team an otherworldly 32% effective when they hookup.

Taking Warranty to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with trip-loving Loya (7-2) and Cashless Society (10-1), exiting a key race.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2414

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 716-483

Amount Wagered: $4,828 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,888.10

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $60.10

Written by John Pricci


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