Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

Five days per week and every racing day during the Saratoga meet, John Pricci will provide horse racing selections of that day's feature race. When the racing schedule dictates otherwise, there will be analysis from other major thoroughbred Tracks. Check back here 5 days a week for free horse racing selections.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Los Barrachos? Mucho Dinero

For the third straight day this week, the Belmont feature going as the 8th race is on the turf, this one for 3YOs going 7F and it appears that Los Borrachos (8-1) may be set for his best go now.

After showing improved early speed two starts back, he finished willingly in last after stalking a laughably slow pace last out in what appeared to be a promising turf debut.

There is the promise of a lot more early speed in today's matchup and the turnback should suit him well as he meets his own age group after trying his elders. Bill Mott's second-time turfers generally improve and Chris DeCarlo accepts a return call.

Taking Los Borrachos to win, no prove restrictions, and key-boxing exacts with the versatile J to the Croft (4-1) and Watery Moon (8-1), who figures to benefit from his last.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1555

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 474-298-240

Amount Wagered: $3,110 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,211.00

Profit to Date: $101.00

Written by John Pricci

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dynamics Suit Sandy’z Slew

Today's Belmont feature is another turf sprint, this one for NX2/optional claiming state-breds sprinting 6 furlongs and a wide open dash at that. We could have gone in many directions but will settle on Sandy'z Slew (9-2).

The gelded 4YO appeared in need of his off-the-turf season's debut as he chased the pace throughout and stayed evenly for place vs. open company sprinters.

Returning to NYBs at his proper level, Rick Schosberg trainee has worked thrice for this, his last a sharp half-mile breeze. Hot-riding Cornelio takes the return call and appears to get along nicely with this guy and we're taking him to stalk and pounce for a barn that does very well going dirt to turf.

Taking Sandy'z Slew to win at 9-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with hard-hitting old pro Ziptronic (6-1) and returning 4YO gelding Knockher Off (7-2).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1554

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 474-297-240

Amount Wagered: $3,108 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,211.00

Profit to Date: $103.00

Written by John Pricci

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Belles of Belmont

It appears that in today's Belmont feature for fillies and mares sprinting 7F on the turf that Linda Rice's hot roll will continue.

Clearly, Ballerina Belle (5-1) has all the tools. Fastest on performance figures, she ended her 3YO year with a strong mid-race move to win at 6F in very fast time.

On May 11, she started her season where she left off, a strong finish second after dropping far back early in her Widener debut, earning a figure that indicates she has made the transition from 3 to 4 in good order.

Given sufficient recovery time, Jose Ortiz can push whatever button he chooses from the filly's inside draw.

Taking Ballerina Belle to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing her in exactas with turnback Roses for Romney (4-1) and course/distance lover Lawless Miss (8-1). Also adding AE Weave (15-1) to the super-exotics mix if she draws in.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1553

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 474-296-240

Amount Wagered: $3,106 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,211.00

Profit to Date: $105.00

Written by John Pricci

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