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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Taking a Short Price Tough to Swallow

Got to love the idea of the G3 Fall Highweight on Thanksgiving, not that the high-weight assignments are like those of a bygone era.

This race is always a tough read, no less so this year. The horses with the best form are coming off near or lifetime tops, which is OK if they weren’t coming back to the races so quickly.

Given all the speed that’s signed on here, we’re looking at a late developing young gelding whose off-the-pace style suits the race shape. That, and the fact it’s one of the “low-weights” at 126 pounds and drawn comfortably outside the speed.

The fact that trainer Dominic Galluscio has been on a bit of a roll of late, and given an early line of 8-1, with a reasonable chance that guesstimate will hold on a young gelding which might just beginning to develop.

Taking Emma’s Posse to win at 8-1 or greater and keying him first and second in exactas with Go Go Shoot (7-2) and Mesa Sunrise (3-1).

Running Totals: (768) 246-159-103 Total Dollar Return: $1,703.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scopes Loves Inherit The Gold

Today’s Aqueduct feature is a secondary allowances-optional claiming at a flat mile and hopefully the linemaker has the wrong favorite here.

The best horse, at least if the most recent race is a measure, is Inherit The Gold (7-2), who is coming off a very sharp score at this distance at Belmont Park but has an excellent placing on this surface and at the distance last spring.

The four-year-old has always done its best racing beneath Eddie Castro, who’s riding in good form and takes the return call for new trainer James Hooper, who saddled Inherit The Gold in his latest.

The Gold Token gelding seldom runs a poor race and both lifetime scores have come at today’s trip, with two exacta finishes as well. Owning tactical speed and kick, his outside draw should insure a comfortable stalking trip given today’s scenario.

Running Totals: (767) 246-159-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,703.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Monday, November 22, 2010

A Cornucopia of Speed

What today’s featured overnight Cornucopia Stakes at Parx lacks in number of entrants it more than compensates for that failing with speed; and lots of it.

The class of the speedy appears to be Amazed By Grace (5-2), who loves the surface and is making her second start off the layup for Guadalupe Preciado, a profitable 22 percent in that scenario. She’s working bullets for her second start off a long layup.

Because of her connections, however, she may be over-bet and her present condition might be a little suspect. That’s why we’re opting for early line favorite D’Wild Ride (9-5), another surface lover, reuniting with winning partner Mike Luzzi and who has a previously successful transition from Monmouth Park to today’s ground.

Taking D’Wild Ride to win at 8-5 or greater and an exacta box with Amazed By Grace.

Running Totals: (766) 245-159-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,700.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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