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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Going to Calder for today's co-featured eighth race since we analyzed the last six races from the South Florida track for Saturday in the Equiform Betting Guide (for more information, see

For this exercise we're looking at the listed Stage Door Betty Stakes for fillies and mares going two turns. And, finally, Successful Appeal (3-1) has gotten a needed freshening. After a strong effort behind Awesome Maria this winter at Gulfstream, this filly has been going at it without a break, until today, that is.

She's fits well with these fillies, may have a tactical edge, loves the surface, exits a key race, and has the signature one-mile breeze from the Pleasa barn. Time for making amends beneath Jurado.

Taking Successful Song to win, no price restrictions.

Running Totals: (937) 294-190-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, September 23, 2011

Roman Treasure Gets the Gold

Today's featured ositive Gal Stakes draws a short field and a likely short priced favorite. Roman Treasure (7-5) has been cutting her teeth in graded stakes competition, including the G1Test.

Owning high speed, generally superior figures, an ability to handle a wet track, a desirable outside post and Dominguez woulod make her a tough out. But when you consider that Mike Hushion is an otherworldly 38% efficient in non-graded stakes, it makes the chore of beating her near impossible.

Taking Roman Treasure to win with no price restrictions and using price shot Sentimental Lass (15-1), slower than these but a Belmont surface lover making her second start off a layup, to complete the exacta.

Running Totals: (936) 293-190-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,021.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Thursday, September 22, 2011

This Lady Runs Late

There certainly seems to be enough speed in today’s Belmont feature, a secondary allowances for state-bred fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, sprinting 6 furlongs.

And that’s as good news for Lady On The Run (4-1), who’s a deep closer from the Prodana Naviesta school of late running sprinters.

(I know Hedley Woodhouse used to ride her; can’t remember the trainer, and she ran so long ago that Equibase doesn’t even have her in their database).

Anyway, with fillies such as Saltamontes, Turned to Gold setting the table and possibly Page By Page and Myrtle’s Gray applying pressure, the pace will be at least honest, at best, hot.

Taking Lady On The Run to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing her in exotics pools with Page By Page (3-1), Bailzee (6-1) and Turned To Gold (10-1).

Running Totals: (935) 293-189-132 Total Dollar Return: $2,021.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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