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 11, 2009

Back in a New York State of Mind

The New York racing week begins with the overnight In Her Glory Stakes for fillies and mares three-year-olds and up sprinting six furlongs.

The obvious favorite is Tar Heel Mom (1-1) coming off a comprehensive wet track victory at The Meadowlands. With the promise of rain in the forecast, she is likely to get her favored conditions today, seeking her fourth victory in seven wet track starts.

And did I mention she’s the fastest filly on performance figures? Significantly faster? She should be the public’s choice.

Still, Stan Hough’s filly is likely to regress, given her recent effort and short rest, especially tough on a filly and is worth trying to upset.

We’re taking Distorted Passion (7-2), a filly who was graded stakes placed and which earned competitive figures last winter and spring. She lacks wet track experience but reunites with Rajiv Maragh and boasts a two-sided wet track pedigree. She’s been training steadily and purposefully for her return.

Taking Distorted Passion to win at 5-2 or greater, and boxing her in the exacta with Tar Heel Mom and a talented returnee, three-year-old Rock Candy (10-1).

Running Totals: (539) 164-106-78 Total Dollar Return: $1,139.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, November 07, 2009

All Wagers Are Relative

On his versatility, liking for Santa Anita, his excellent training regimen over the surface, his resplendent physical appearance, underrated star Julien Leparoux and projected odds of somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-1, better Einstein to win the Breeders' Cup Classic, and a saver win wager on the fastest horse by definition, one with pedigree and body style to handle synthetics, Quality Road. Somewhere north of 8-1 is acceptable. Further, an exacta box including European star, Rip Van Winkle. Enjoy the Breeders' Cup everyone. It's not every day that racing gets a spot in the front row.

Running Totals will be updated by, the latest, Wednesday's post

Should Einstein win, there will be no analysis for Sunday. Celebrations would ensue.

Written by John Pricci


Friday, November 06, 2009

Hitting the High Notes

For complete analysis of today's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic, please see Pricci Morning Line on lead page

Taking Music Note to win at 8-5 or greater, keying her one-two in exactas and trifectas with Cocoa Beach and Proviso.

Running Totals: (537) 164-106-77 Total Dollar Return: $1,139.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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