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.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Getting to the Cor of the Matter

Just a terrific card to start 2013 at Gulfstream Park with four stakes including one graded event, the G3 Old Hat for newly turned 3-year-old fillies.

The early line favorite, Kuaui Kate (3-5) certainly will be a tough out, winning three straight sprints to begin her career before being rated into submission and then tiring in the two-turn Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. She's back sprinting with a rider switch to Johnny V for trainer Todd Pletcher.

However, we'll opt for any value available with Cor Cor (3-1), who's shipping south from Tampa for trainer Joan Scott. Undefeated in two starts herself, she won the Sandpiper Stakes in impressive fashion, earning a New Pace Top in the process.

Since that event, she earned two bullets, is nicely drawn in the middle of a small field, and her early zip will allow her to put severe pressure on her main rival breaking from the rail. Scott Spieth, having a very solid Tampa meet, accepts a return call.

Taking Cor Cor to win at 2-1 or greater and an exacta box with the favorite.

Running Totals: May, 2007-Present

Number of Selections: 1227

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 375-240-185

Amount Wagered: $2,456 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,568.00

Profit to Date: $112.00

Written by John Pricci


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