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, July 24, 2011

Don’t Overthink Overdriven

No need to build a front porch on this thing: Overdriven (3-5) will be an overwhelming favorite to win today's Sanford; deservedly so. The drama is learning whether Bashford Manor runnerup, Power World (5-1) will complete the exacta.

Overdriven to win with no price restrictions and a cold 6-7 number.

Running Totals: (894) 281-181-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,945.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Feel Pretty

The Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks might have drawn only five horses but it is one of the more contentious renewals of the modern era: Talent, potential, horsemanship, all elements will play a part.

Strategy might have played into the defeat of Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty (3-1) at Hollywood Park in that the connections played the game too cautiously. But in this five horse affair, aggressive handling might be the preferred tack, and no one is better suited to that scenario more than Bob Baffert's filly.

This is a G1 which might actually be a prep for another Grade 1, the highly prestigious Alabama Stakes at 10 furlongs. The thinking here is that this is Plum Pretty's "Alabama."

Taking Plum Pretty to win at 2-1 or greater.

Running Totals: (893) 281-180-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,945.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, July 22, 2011

Simms’ Filly a Flashy Lass

The traditional opening day feature at Saratoga, the Schuylerville for juvenile fillies, has drawn an eclectic group at various stages of development, a wide open event. The thing we like about Flashy Lassie (6-1), the value laden early line notwithstanding, is her experience and an ability to shift gears, winning her debut on the lead and the G3 Dubutante from well off the pace.

As one might expect, there appears to be plenty of early speed signed on and expect Kent D. to make the last run a winning one.

Taking Flashy Lassie to win at 7-2 or greater and keying her first and second in multiples with the rapid Georgie's Angel (5-2) and Five Star Momma (8-1), who enjoys a pace edge and is nicely drawn inside.

Running Totals: (893) 281-180-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,945.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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