Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

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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Sunday, November 23, 2014


Dee-Fence, Dee-Fence!


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For purposes of today's Feature Race Analysis, we're going on record with Guard The Rock (5-1) in the eighth race to win at 4-1 or better and key-boxing in super-exotics with Magical Fire (9-2), Energetico (5-2) and Queequeg (4-1).


123bet Pick 6 for Parx Racing, November 23, 2014:

FOURTH: This N4L is a complete scramble: 9-ROYAL SCRAMBLE (10-1) has been effective turning back in the past, has our competitive Energy Figures at the trip, is suited the by speedy dynamic here and Sanchez takes a return call. Sportacular (5-2) earned top figure score in last, seeks third straight but likely to regress making four start in 49 days; looms underlay.

FIFTH: 10-LOUISVILLE BOUND (4-1) gelded 4YO returns at his most effective distance, has the pace figures to earned position throughout from his outside slip and makes second start at this reduced level; LeBarron 25% effective with his beaten favorites. 7-WISE REMARK (10-1) finished willingly as pace was intensifying in last, likes this track, and blew out very nicely for this.

SIXTH: 8-SAVVY JOE (8-1) late developing 3YO filly never has raced this cheaply, both lifetime wins at this trip and reunites with winning partner McCarthy. 10-DENZEL (4-1) has earned the consistently fastest figures on our Energy scale and takes confident class rise off recent third-place finish. 4-PARK AVENUE APPEAL (3-1) is very sharp, Ryerson is profitable with his claiming types but has been most effective going a bit longer.

RACE 7: 5-MYTH MASTER (4-1) repeats effective turf-to-dirt pattern for barn that does well with its shippers; certainly fast enough. 6-JOINT DECISION (3-1) earned top Energy Figures when dropped into 16K starter allowances vs. state-breds in third start for Preciado; returns at same level but vs. opens today.

RACE 8: 3-GUARD THE ROCK (5-1) is very honest gelded 3YO claimed by sharp connections shipping in on Oct. 13; owns bounce-rebound pattern and takes confident rise for barn that’s 19% first time off the claim; appears to like this surface. 6-Magical Fire (9-2) has consistent early speed and earns good Energy Ratings; goes well for Caballero. 2-Energetico (5-2) appears to enjoy class edge but twice beaten at odds-on recently for Rudy. 7-Queequeg (4-1) ran off and hid for Lynch earned excellent Rating in return from long layup; could easily win this similar effort.

RACE 9: 6-ON OAKS DAY (2-1) showed stark improvement when dropped to this level two back by Rudy and has been training purposefully at NY base; should finally break through. 5-Sixtieth and Dune (9-2) showed marked improvement in second start, drops once more and worked well for this; mixed signals. 2-Its Up in the Air (7-2) benefits from turn-back following pace duel gong a bit longer in last; Lake 29% effective with his maiden claimers.

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Number of Selections since 2007: 1644

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishes: 495-321-255

Amount Wagered: $3,288 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,400.40

Profit to Date: $112.40

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Saturday, November 22, 2014


Oh…Oh…Oh It’s Magic, I Know


Heading south for one of the two graded stakes on today's Gulfstream Park West program, the Grade 3 My Charmer for fillies and mares going 9 furlongs on turf. It's a full contentious field full of some real nice grass fillies. But we're looking no further than Magic of Reality (5-1).

To say that her well meant secondary allowances U.S. debut at Keeneland was trouble fillies would be to understate the case--see the replay if you doubt these words.

Left with too much to do, she was trapped inside most of the stretch, found a seem, then found more trouble when the hole tightened up. She still finished with determination, undaunted by the trouble.

Now she goes second-time Lasix and off the layup for Graham Motion, who taps the resurgent Edgar Prado for the assignment. Todays' added furlong suits, too.

Taking Magic of Reality to win at 7-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the talented and speedy Daring Kathy (5-2) and Chad-trained ship-n Clearbrook (8-1) getting Bravo, and adding Angelica Zapata (4-1) to the super-exotics mix..


Number of Selections since 2007: 1644

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishes: 495-321-255

Amount Wagered: $3,288 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,400.40

Profit to Date: $112.40 {Friday results not included}

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Friday, November 21, 2014


Keen Katana to Make Amends in Big A Turf Feature


State-bred fillies and mares on going a mile on the Aqueduct green and today's the day that Keen Katana (5-2) runs out of excuses.

Suffering through a troubled trip two back and mid-race moved as the pace was heating up in last, reaching the front nearing the finish post and just getting nailed in the wire's shadow.

Knowing her better should enable Johnny to time this one just right, and sharp half-mile breeze should have her at tops, the mini-turn-back can only help, and Jimmy Toner has usually enjoyed success at the Fall meet before taking his runners south. We're willing to test that theory here.

Taking Keen Katana to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with the sharp and consistent Aesthetique (5-1), and Graceful Gal (3-1), a sharp maiden breaker vs. colts on this course Oct. 29.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1644

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishes: 495-321-255

Amount Wagered: $3,288 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,400.40

Profit to Date: $112.40

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