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, December 11, 2011

A Trip For J. P.?

Today’s Gulfstream featured South Beach Stakes drew an overflow field of fillies and mares going 7-1/2 furlongs on the turf. To categorize it as wide open would be to understate the case.

Coming off a Turf Decline Line and just missing going 9 furlongs in the G3 My Charmer on the Calder turf, Trip For A.J. (5-1) returns to a course on which she had two exacta finishes in four starts including a win while turning back to a more suitable distance.

She’s earned her best figures either on this course or going one mile, a distance very close to the race dynamics she’ll encounter today. Her tactical speed, kick and inside post all augur well.

Taking Trip For A.J. to win at early line odds or greater and keying her first and second in exactas with Chad Brown-trained Thai Haku (6-1) and Stan Hough price shot Sea Road (20-1).

Running Totals: (982) 304-196-140 Total Dollar Return: $2,098.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Track Lover? Of Course.

Time was when the Queens County Handicap closed the New York racing season--in November. Now it's December, 2011 and the 1-3/16th miles race drew a field of five.

Not much to say after a quick look at the PPs. Taking winter-track lover Inherit The Gold (5-2) and an exacta box with worthy favorite Ron The Greek.

Running Totals: (981) 304-195-140 Total Dollar Return: $2,098.90 [win selections only]

Equiform test

Written by John Pricci


Friday, December 09, 2011

If You Don’t Believe It, Just Watch Her Run

Today’s co-feature at the Big A is one of those competitive starter allowances that often are highly competitive and entertaining this time of the year. There are quite a few options in this sextet but we’re settling on Copy My Swagger in her off the David Jacobson claim.

In three career starts, she’s never done anything wrong on the Equiform scale, never having taken a backward step, and is coming off a New Pace Top and good figure despite having a right to regress off a prior big effort.

Tactical speed, good kick from an outside post from a barn that’s a profitable 26% effective second time off the claim break all ties in this competitive matchup.

Taking Copy My Swagger to win at 5-2 or greater and boxing her in the exacta with Gal Has To Like It, a road warrior coming off a Soft Win at Delaware.

Running Totals: (980) 303-195-140 Total Dollar Return: $2,095.00 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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