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, October 02, 2011

Don’t Knock the Rock

There are four stakes to choose from but only the Pilgrim for juvenile colts going long on turf offers an opportunity to score. Conservatively, five youngsters could win this but the one with the best chance that might fall through the parimutuel cracks is Knock Rock (6-1).

Nicely drawn inside, this colt has some tactical speed to take advantage of the draw but more significantly he can finish up strongly and that can make all if this graded scramble.

Taking Knock Rock to win at early line odds or greater and key boxing him in multiples with Fantastic Song (5-1), Captain Webb (7-2) and Shakspeare Shaliyah (3-1). [Early favorite State Of Play is expected to scratch; if not, he’s a must use].

Running Totals: (940) 294-191-134 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Keeping the Faith, My Friends

Today's centerpiece Jockey Club Gold Cup is the perfect confrontation; the late developing three year old getting weight from his older rival owning a voctory at the distance vs. an older, faster rivals on performance figures that just might have a special affinity for Belmont Park.

Flat Out (7-5) is a deserving favorite but we believe Stay Thirsty (8-5) will continue to improve and get the money. Taking Stay Thirsty to win with no price restrictions.

Running Totals: (939) 294-191-133 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, September 30, 2011

Zapp’em Good

Today's Dispute Stakes that attracted six evenly matched females racing a one-turn mile is nothing if not a rider's race. Several of the contenders have versatile style and the jockeys, of course, are world class. We need value in a spot like this and that's why we're reaching out for the Bill Mott trained Dynazapper (5-1).

Following a career best performance figure under similr conditons here at the summer meet, she promptly was overmatch in a Spa Grade 1 then was used hard setting a career best pace, a New Pace Top, going seven-eighths in her upstate finale. Back to her best distance, preferred surface, and with a switch to the barn's go-to rider this season, Jose Lezcano.

Taking Dynazapper to win at 7-2 or greater and key-boxing her in multiples withsurface and distance loving Streak (8-5) and Katy Now (7-2).

Running Totals: (938) 294-191-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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