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, May 25, 2011

Blazing the Way

Today’s preliminary allowance feature on turf at Belmont Park has attracted some very useful turf runners.

With most carrying high weight of over 121 pounds at 4 year-olds, recent maiden breaking 3-year-old gelding Sky Blazer (4-1) gets in lighter and Barclay Tagg has been very adept with recent maiden winners moving into the allowance ranks.

Not as fast as the competition here but on a good line with strong recent works since coming home to Belmont, the chance for value is real.

Taking Sky Blazer to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with the Jimmy Jerkens-trained entry.

Running Totals: (863) 272-176-118 Total Dollar Return: $1,898.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, May 21, 2011

I’m Gonna’ Be a Macho Man

Animal Kingdom has a slim margin for error, as the favorite, we must try to beat him. Mucho Macho Man is on a positive line, having broken through in the Derby. Likes his races spaced closely and has looked full of himself in Belmont Park gallops last week.

Taking Mucho Macho Man to win at 5-1 or greater, keying boxing 1-2 with Animal Kingdom and Dialed In, and adding Astrology, Sway Away, Dance City and Mr. Commons to the exotics mix. Happy Preakness!

Running Totals: (862) 272-176-118 Total Dollar Return: $1,898.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, May 20, 2011

A Black-Eyed Susan for a Delta Lady

Not sure if it’s the Grade 2 designation or the $250,000 purse, not very big by today’s standards, but the second leg of the old Filly Triple Crown drew only six rivals, which is not to say value isn’t possible. And we’ll take all we can get with Delta Princess (3-1).

Wyomia (9-5), of course, is a deserving favorite, based on accomplishment and company lines, and Hot Summer (5-2) comes from a fast Comely victory and could control the pace with the switch to Dominguez.

But it’s Delta Princess, from the first day she ran, looked like she had the tools to be special. Well, consider today her coming out party. She’s on a beautiful line and has worked swiftly for her third start of the season. Ready, set…

Taking Royal Delta to win at 2-1 or greater and keying her first and second in the multiples with her rivals here, and make her your key to the Black-Eyed Susan-Preakness Double.

Running Totals: (861) 271-176-118 Total Dollar Return: $1,893.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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