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.

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


Friday, November 19, 2010

A Classic for the Classics?

For a detailed look at today’s feature race field for the G3 Delta Jackpot, see Pricci Morning Line on the lead page

Taking Classic Legacy to win at 5-2 or greater and keying him first and second in all multiple pools with Rush Now, Bug Juice, Blue Laser and Sweet Ducky.

Running Totals: (765) 245-159-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,700.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Interesting, entertaining and hopefully profitable Big A feature, a preliminary allowances on turf for two-year-old fillies, where it will appear four of them will dominate the results: Speedy’s Gal (12-1), Lucky Strikes Gold (7-2), Excited (2-1) and Upper East Sider (8-1), with all but ‘Lucky’ coming from the same race, Belmont’s restricted Goodmood.

It’s a strong possibility that it will be one of those three, the Goodmood being the fastest race to come from on performance figures. ‘Speedy’ never has taken a backward step; Excited comes from two strong efforts, one in graded company, and finished ahead of her mates in the Goodmood, and Upper East Sider, who lost ground at critical stages in that matchup and comes from a blue hen turf dam.

However, it’s Lucky Strikes Gold which might have the most upside. She won her debut, a Presque Isle sprint on Tapeta then transferred that form very well when third in a two-turn turf allowances at Keeneland. In that event, she was severely hampered by a dawdling pace before finishing boldly, third, with a sustained rally in a bulky field. She figures to find the pace more suitable here and this is one regally bred turf miss.

Taking Lucky Strikes Gold to win at 2-1 or greater and keying her first and second in all multiples with her three rivals here.

Running Totals: (764) 245-159-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,700.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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