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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Clement Wins Battle of Hot Trainers

Today’s Belmont featured third race; a preliminary allowances-optional claimer going a mile and a sixteenth on the inner turf—should the race remain on the grass—is as wide open as it gets despite the small field.

Chad Brown will saddle the fast horse on the Equiform scale, Carson Hall (2-1), and while the barn is going great right now, taking a short price on this runner doesn’t feel right.

Barocci (5-2) has the most upside while making his second start in this country following a wide-throughout try and missed by only 3/4s of a length.

The 4-year-old kept good company in Europe, should benefit from his last and Julien Leparoux takes the re-ride. Christophe Clement also having an excellent 2012 and the recent rains should find the course more to this colt’s liking and style.

Taking Barocci to win at 2-1 or great, and exacta key boxes with Carson Hall and adding Hangover Kid (4-1) from the barn of turf ace Jason Servis and very well intended returnee Rogue Victory (5-1) to the exotics mix. On dirt: Forward March (12-1)

Running Totals: (1095) 337-212-165 Total Dollar Return: $2,313.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Making a Big Move at Calder

Time to take a look at what Calder has to offer, their feature a preliminary allowances that has many disparate ways to go.

Since none of the four we believe have a good chance, none are trustworthy enough to hang your dollars on completely, so value, always the goal. Is more of a must in this heat.

The horse that offers the best value on the early line, and the most probable winner, too, in his wet track form translates, is Megamove (6-1).

His two-back race is among the best on the page. He’s been complaining against some legitimate allowances types as most of these have not been keeping that kind of company.

So despite racing in the same class, this looks like a subtle drop. He has tactical speed and kick, and gets switch to perennial Calder leader, Luis Saez. Hlaf the early line odds would be fair.

Taking Megamove to win at 3-1 or greater and keying him first and second in multiples with Master Tassel (4-1) and Two Is Too Many (5-1).

Running Totals: (1094) 337-211-165 Total Dollar Return: $2,313.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Belmont Is What It Is

The air, and the value, went out of this race Friday morning. Everyone knows the principals by now. This is my plan--providing horses are not overbet.

Taking Union Rags to win at 2-1 or greater, and an boxes with Dullahan and Street Life.

Keying Union Rags first and second, in trifectas and superfectas, with the above, adding Paynter and Atigun to the mix.

Despite the circumstances, have a great Belmont day, one and all.

Running Totals: (1093) 336-211-165 Total Dollar Return: $2,306.00 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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