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.



Friday, September 22, 2017


Small but Very Contentious Belmont Turf Scramble


In today's Belmont turf featured sprint for fillies and mares--as long as there's no interference from Maria--the choice appears to be between the Shug entrant, the ubiquitous Chad Brown, and Chris Clement's uncoupled pair. We're choosing the latter

Of those Clement's two girls, the spot seems more appropriate for Portmagee (2-1) than barn mate Stormy Maria who is, coming off a longer break and seemingly prepping for better.

'Magee' simply loves this course and distance her tactical speed should insure she'll be right in this from the jump while saving ground on her major rivals.

Taking Portmagee to win on turf only, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with fast working Ancient Secret (3-1) and nicely drawn All in Fun (5-2).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2367

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-470

Amount Wagered: $4,734 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $70.20 (Thursday results not included}


Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Solid Favorite in Belmont Sprint Feature


It's difficult to get passed the early line favorite in today's optional/allowance sprint at Belmont. Ostrolenka (2-1) has held his form very well since transferring to the Jacobson barn, live since its return to Belmont.

The veteran sprinter has the figures to contend strongly, is nicely drawn towards the outside in a small field, and there's enough speed on paper to set the table for his late run. Jersey Joe really gets along with this guy.

Taking Ostrolenka to win, no price restrictions, and exacta key boxes with Alex the Terror (8-1) and Angry Moon (4-1).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2367

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-470

Amount Wagered: $4,734 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $70.20


Written by John Pricci



 
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


A Breath of Fresh Air in Belmont Feature


Today's Belmont feature is the Joseph A Gimma for state-bred 2yo fillies going 7 furlongs. While she isn't the fastest filly on anyone's speed scale, Newport Breeze (5-1) is a must selection for us.

I have never seen--repeat, never--see a youngster do what she did at Saratoga: stalking the pace down the backside, drop back on the turn to the point where it appeared she was going eased, only to re-rally from impossible circumstances to finish second.

She wasn't very far winning the whole day thing! Check out the replay!

Taking Newport Breeze to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the fast maiden breaker Girl's Dance Party (5-1), and the very professional Aunt Babe (4-1).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2366

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-470

Amount Wagered: $4,732 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $72.20


Written by John Pricci



 
 

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