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, September 05, 2011

Fast, Faster, Fastest

What does one do when the a 7 furlong sprint at Saratoga appears loaded with speed? Check the pace, figures, the final figures, the post position and the spacing. And if it turns out to be a race for juveniles such as the Grade 1 Hopeful, it's always nice to have some experience and, while you're at it, a race over the track

Enter J C's Pride (5-2), who qualifies on all counts. Given the competitive nature of the field, getting odds close to the early line quote is a distinct possibility.

Taking J C's Pride to win at 2-1 or greater and keying boxing him first and second in the multiples with Currency Swap (3-1) and Power World (6-1)

Running Totals: (927) 291-187-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,013.90 [win selections only]

Belmont's Fall Meet Begins Saturday

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, September 04, 2011

Judy, Judy, Judy

Today’s headliner is the Grade 1 Spinaway and this renewal is interesting not only for its diversity but for the appearance of Judy The Beauty (3-1).

Quick: Name the last juvenile filly you can remember to go 3-for-3 to begin her career--in different countries on two continents. But there they are; the U.S., Europe, then back to North America for Woodbine’s Shadywell.

Jude The Beauty is working well for main track debut by keeping step with Flashpoint in Aqueduct trials, that would be the 3-year-old stakes winning colt. I’ll play her until she gets beat.

Taking Judy The Beauty to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing her in the exacta with Georgie’s Angel (2-1), winner of the G3 Schuylerville, and impressive maiden winner Grace Hall (7-2).

Running Totals: (925) 291-186-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,014.20 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, September 03, 2011

And a Filly Shall Lead Them

With three Grade 1s to choose from, the one that matters most is the Woodward and is the most compelling for the presence of the filly. And we believe Harve De Grace has more ability than the males she’s meeting here.

She has earned top figures with consistency, fits the race shape and is nicely drawn outside, has won at the distance, nearly won the Alabama over this track. As a filly, she also gets a three-pound sex allowance.

Taking Harve De Grace to win at 3-2 or greater and boxing her in the exacta with Rule, coming off a breakthrough effort on the Equiform scale while prepping for this.

Running Totals: (924) 290-186-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,007.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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