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.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.



Sunday, July 31, 2011


Dyna Zaps’em


Today’s Grade 1 Ruffian Handicap features what is, in our view, a highly vulnerable favorite in Payton D’Oro who, while she finished well in her most recent start at Belmont, she had no excuses vs. weaker in prior two-turner.

Super Espresso should improve stretching to the two-turn configuation but it’s Dynazapper (6-1) that’s the most interesting. Her most recent at Belmont was impressive from a visual and figure perspective and her pedigree figures to love this added ground.

Taking Dynazaper to win at 9-2 or greater and keying her first and second in multiples with her rivals here.

Running Totals: (898) 284-182-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,957.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Saturday, July 30, 2011


A Look at the Jim Dandy My Friends


Two excellent features today but with the storied Travers just one month away, a look at the quintessential prep for the Midsummer Derby, the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes.

When I saw the overnight, I thought the last horse that would interest me was Stay Thirsty (5-2) but upon closer inspection, this is where we land.

The Belmont Stakes represented a breakthrough race for him and today’s route should see that development continue. His tactical speed fits today’s race shape, he’s been training up a storm for this, and he loves the Spa strip, the site of his previous lifetime best effort.

Taking Stay Thirsty to win at 2-1 or greater and boxing him in the exacta with Dwyer winner Dominus (5-2).


Running Totals: (897) 283-182-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,950.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Friday, July 29, 2011


Raison To Bet


Today’s featured Curlin Stakes attracts an eclectic field, so much so, in fact, that we’re taking a recent maiden breaker to get the money. But, oh, what a maiden breaker it was.

And, oh what a pedigree he has.

It’s hard to imagine a horse better bred than Raison D’etat (3-1), by A. P. Indy out of the wonderful Sightseek, a Juddmonte star for the late Bobby Frankel.

His maiden romp, by nearly 8 lengths, was accomplished stylishly and in fast time, showing excellent development. This is a significant step up vs. multiple or graded-placed runners but any improvement at today’s suitable added distance indicates he’ll handle it.

Taking Raison D’etat to win at 5-2 or greater, keying him in exactas with Prime Cut (7-2) and Bold Warrior (5-2)


Running Totals: (896) 283-181-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,950.70 [win selections only]




Written by John Pricci



 
 

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