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.



Monday, January 02, 2012


Small Value in Gulf’s Little Sub-Feature


Two features to choose from on today's Gulfstream card and since one features the lkelihood of a heavy favorite in the 11-furlong turf race, we'll opt for the secondary allowances/optional claimer where we beleive we have a very reasonable chance to beat the undefeated early line favorite.

After breaking through two starts back in a two-turn mile, Majestic Maria (3-1) returned with a good figure Reversal on the Equiform scale, showing continued good development and improving condition. Today she's back around two turns, drew the rail, is working crisply and Castellano is taking a return call. The Maria's Mon filly has already proven she can stalk from close range and kick home, which is what we're asking her to do here.

Taking Majestic Maria to win at 2-1 or greater and key boxing her in multples with undefeated Jump Up (5-2), top figure ship-in Rock The Moon (4-1) and the sharp Differentiate (6-1).


Running Totals: (997) 309-200-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,130.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Happy Derby Day


Can't believe it but here it is, New Year's Day, and we have our first Derby. Sorry, but I thik it's fun. It's certainly a great, very hard betting race, and it's ungraded, so no Kentucky Derby implications beyond seeing what kind of promise these colts have and if they're up to the next level.

Even though he lacks two-turn experience and a race over the track, we're playing the percentage with Reveron (4-1). He's developing very nicely, has the right style, an inside post and not only an excellent figure last out and good spacing, returning in five weeks, but he's never taken a backward step in four lifetime starts. There are plenty of promising individuals in here and this race is certain to have implications down the road.

Taking Reveron to win at 7-2 or greater and key-boxing him in the exotics with Silver Menace (6-1), Ancient Rome (3-1), Casual Trick (6-1), Politicallycorrect (8-1) and Yourhonorandglory (10-1).

Running Totals: (996) 308-200-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,111.70 [win selections only]
















Written by John Pricci



 
 

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Who Said Disco Is Dead?


Today's featured route for New York bred two year olds is interesting in that while Swag Daddy is certainly a worthy 9-5 early line favorite, he's far from an out bet in this spot. That's because of the presence of another promising colt in the state-bred ranks; Disco On(5-1), beaten only a half length by the favorite when last they met in the Damon Runyan.

After a dull sprint effort in his debut, owner trainer Richard Lugovich stretched him out on the turf and he responded with a maiden score then came back ambitiously in the Runyan and after doing all the dirty work on the lead, pressured every step of the way, he held extremely well to nearly pull off the upset. While he will be a lot shorter price than 28-1 here, he rates an upset call.

Taking Disco On to win at 3-1 or better and an exacta box with Swag Daddy.

Running Totals: (995) 308-200-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,111.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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