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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Trip Is Key

Today's Grade 2 Beaumont is not the strongest field of this level we've seen, drawing only six horses, three of which can win on the Equiform scale, but that's the issue, too: These fillies are just not that fast. So, it's back to Handicapping 101. It appear that Sacristy (7-5), given his post, running style and race, is most likely to sit the perfect stalking trip.

Further, the race she exits, has turned into a super key race. To date, all three fillies to exit GUlfstream's Forward Gal Stakes have come back to win. Leading rider Julien Leparoux gets the call for Wayne Catalano.

Taking Sacristy to win, with no price restrictions, boxing her in the exacta with Gypsy Robin (7-2).

Running Totals: (1061) 326-208-157 Total Dollar Return: $2,248.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Prospecting in the Midwest

For a comprehensive analysis of today's Oaklawn Handicap, Arkansas Derby, and Blue Grass Stakes, please see today's lead page

Running Totals: (1061) 326-208-157 Total Dollar Return: $2,248.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, April 13, 2012

Tural-lure No Lie

Today's Keeneland feature, the Grade 1 Maker's 46 Mile, is always a highly anitipated event won by many quality individuals. The two favorites, Turallure (7-5) and Get Stormy (9-5), certainly qualify on that score. And then there's Doubles Partner (5-1), who never gets his due but nevertheless seems to improve from year to year.

Of all the separaters in spots like these are experience and success and the Grade 1 level, which gets us back to the two favorites, and Turallure, from the Lopresti barn which, if you're not a stats freak, might not realize that he's an fairly amazing 36% efficient with layups of greater than 90 days. Factor in excellent performance figures and solid G1 credentials and you have a most probable winner.

Taking Turallure to win, no price restrictions, and keying him in multiples with his two rivals here.

Running Totals: (1060) 326-207-157 Total Dollar Return: $2,248.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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