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, February 10, 2011

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Despite relatively low early line odds in a most open contest, Honeymoon Girl (7-2) appears unavoidable in this secondary allowances-optional claimer on the turf at one mile.

This newly turned 4 year old exploded on the local scene with a most impressive, big figure run for Chad Brown, who’s enjoying a very solid meet.

In winning her last, this filly makes it 2-for-2 lifetime on turf, has enough tactical gas to overcome her wide draw and has continued to train well at her Palm Meadows base.

Taking Honeymoon Girl to win at 3-1 or greater and keying her first and second in multiples with first-time Wolfson Oui Say Oui (8-1), returning course lover Dreamed To Dream (12-1) and distance specialist Entertaining (6-1).

Running Totals: (804) 257-167-111 Total Dollar Return: $1,781.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I Have a Wish Today

Interesting turf feature at Gulfstream, a secondary allowances-optional claimer on the turf for fillies and mares and one mile.

My first instinct was to take early line favorite Exchanging Kisses (3-1) to repeat. She loves it here, owns a game win at the meeting, and returns at her optimal distance for an outfit that’s 3-for-6 in SoFla this winter.

But perhaps, we’re thinking, Commandeered will keep her occupied on the front end, setting the stage for a rally type. Well, that’s the way were going with Tenth Wish (8-1).

Two for two in her racing career, she’s gotten a late start for a master, Jonathan Sheppard. She owns considerably late foot, has handled two different courses in as many starts and should have the table set for her here.

The aggressive E T Baird can secure reasonably good position and it’s a question of whether she will handle the harder ground at Gulfstream. At fair odds, it’s worth finding out.

Taking Tenth Wish to win at 9-2 or greater, an exacta box with Exchanging Kisses, and adding Commandeered, Raging Wit (8-1) and Strong Commitment (10-1) to the exotic mix.

Running Totals: (803) 257-167-111 Total Dollar Return: $1,781.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Liquor May Be Quicker But. Candy Is Dandy

Today’s Parx feature is certainly a skull buster what with horses in various stages of the form cycles and with several switching barns for extremely high percentage trainers.

We’ll try not to get too cute and take High On Candy (9-2) who stretches to an optimal two turns for a top outfit, fits very well at this level, has some versatility, competitive figures, an inside draw.

Further, this will be his first start at a reduced level since claimed three back and fits the conditions snugly here.

Betting High On Candy to win at 4-1 or greater and keying him first and second in exactas with fast worker On Vacation (5-2), making his first start for Tony Dutrow, and Proud Ruler, who figures to be a pace presence throughout.

Running Totals: (803) 257-167-111 Total Dollar Return: $1,781.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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