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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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Go Beau

In today’s featured Island Sun at Belmont Park on the turf, there are any number of mile specialists and horses for the course but it appears that Beau Choix (3-1) has the edge in this very competitive overnight stakes.

Making his second start off the layoff--he won his season’s debut over weaker at Keeneland April 15--he returns to his most effective distance (Lifetime best in Pimlico mile) he was a good third on this course when compromised by a moderate pace in the G1 Jamaica.

He had a sharp half mile breeze here following his return to New York and Alan Garcia takes the re-ride for Barclay Tagg.

Taking Beau Choix to win at 5-2 or greater and boxing him in the exact with Right One, who impressed in his U.S. for Clement at Gulfstream.

Running Totals: (858) 269-176-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,867.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunrise Smarty to Rebound in Waldoboro

Taking a look at today’s feature from Belmont Park, the Waldoboro Stakes, an overnight event that several horsemen have chosen as an ideal comeback spot for their classy runners. Instead, we’ll take the value being offered with Sunrise Smarty (8-1).

When last seen this four-year-old was absolutely on fire when he left the paddock for the G1 Carter at Aqueduct. He was so sharp that he outran many speedier rivals and stayed on gamely until passed by classier foes in midstretch.

The turnback to six furlongs should suit given added recent conditioning, he’s worked sharply since that effort and is nicely drawn outside with Mike Hushion going back to the familiar Channing Hill.

Taking Sunrise Smarty to win at 5-1 or greater, exacta boxes with the Dutrow entry, either half, and the returning Trappe Shot.

Running Totals: (858) 269-176-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,867.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, May 08, 2011

A Horse to Watch

With a house full of Mothers Day revelers, there's no handicapping but here's one from the stable mail without further research. I bet on Veiled Prophet off the layup at Keeneland--might even have been a selection in this space--and, sorry, but don't think the connections were too serious that day. Now he shows up in Chicago today, in Arlington's ninth race. I know he's not as fast as these on performance figures, but he will be live here at a price. Taking Veiled Prophet across the board off the possible stiff-and-ship at 8-1 or better.

Written by John Pricci


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