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.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Unrivaled Value in Ladies Classic

For a complete look at today’s Ladies Classic contenders, see Pricci’s Breeders’ Cup Diary on the lead page

Betting Unrivaled Belle to win at 8-1 or greater and a saver wager to win on Acoma at 20-1 or more. Keying Unrivaled Belle in all four positions with her rivals mentioned in the Breeders’ Cup Diary in Dime Supers, including Milwaukee Appeal fourth on all tickets.

Also, keying Unrivaled Belle and Acoma first and second in exactas with all listed rivals.

Running Totals: (755) 244-157-101 Total Dollar Return: $1,683.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Poetry in Motion

An interesting feature at Churchill Downs with some ineresting young horses going long, and an opportunity to see how the turf course is playing in advance of Breeders’ Cup weekend.

Graham Motion is having a good time in the Bluegrass this fall and few are as adept at winning first time going long. Well, Senor Dehere (3-1) will give Motion a chance to improve on his profitable 23 percent efficiency in that scenario.

As a Southern Hemisphere 4-year-old, he has a license to keep maturing physically, a trait that goes with his obvious talents. He came from the clouds to break maiden in a turf sprint, then ran a curious Z-pattern when switched to Poly last time out.

Clearly, by temperament and pedigree, the added distance figures to help; Johnny Velazquez sure can’t hurt. His performance figures have been faster than anything in this group.

Taking Senor Dehere to win at 2-1 or greater, and keying him first and second in multiples with his main rival, the in-form and well conditioned Longboarder (7-2), and price shot Anthem Gold (12-1), who’s on a good line and figures to appreciate the switch from Poly to turf.

Running Totals: (754) 244-157-101 Total Dollar Return: $1,683.10 [win selections only]

Ed Note: As a result of traveling to Louisville, plus a host of Breeders' Cup activities upon arrival Wednesday, Nov. 3, there will be no Feature Race Analysis for Thursday, Nov. 4. There will be, however, Bob Ike's featured play for Thursday at Hollywood Park. On Breeders' Cup Friday and Saturday, HRI will feature a handicapping and wagering analysis of the Ladies Classic and Classic in Thursday and Friday postings, respectively,in the Feature Race Analysis section. On Friday, from 9 to 11:30 EDT, Cary Fotias, professional European expert Nick Mordin, and myself, are conducting a two and a half-hour Tele Clinic from Louisville, discussing wagering strategies for Saturday's entire Churchill Downs card. This is by no means a free service. For more information about the event, consult the website.

Written by John Pricci


Monday, November 01, 2010

Ricoriatoa, East of Java

The feature at Delaware Park today, a secondary allowances/optional claimer at 6 furlongs, doesn’t allow us to get too fancy.

Generally speaking, every horse that Bret Calhoun has acquired has improved, and that’s certainly the case with Cabaret Cowboy whose performance figures have been improving steadily since making his 4-year-old debut in May.

His last was a career best, clearly faster than any of the recent races of his competition save one, and although winless here, he has five in-the-money finishes from six starts including three exacta placings. He’s the logical favorite.

However, it’s Ricoriatoa, who will be a second choice and go favorite at post time, which looms the most likely. His two-back race over the surface was on a par with CC, he reunites with Fernando Jara, has now had sufficient recovery time, owns versatile style and the Galluscio barn is having a very good season. An inside draw should only help.

Taking Ricoritoa to win at 8-5 or greater, an exacta box with Cabaret Cowboy, a second ticket with Rico on top.

Running Totals: (753) 244-156-101 Total Dollar Return: $1,683.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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