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, September 19, 2014


Which Market? This One


Going for the gusto in today's featured fifth race, a secondary allowances for older horses going a mile on the Widener turf.

Which Market (15-1) has several things to recommend him in addition to his early line quote. Popular at the claim box this season, he was haltered by the resurgent Contessa barn after finishing well too late when pace and trip compromised.

In addition, he is suited by the promise of fast fractions, even on turf, is nicely posted with position-conscious Luis Saez and he will be pleased to be back on Belmont turf, the site of 3 of his 4 lifetime wins.

Taking Which Market to win at 8-1 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with Monument Hill (7-2), reuniting with Paco Lopez, and Helm (4-1), nicely spotted by Graham Motion in his return.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1614

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,228 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $91.20

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


I’ve Not Lost My Mind --or-- You’re On Your Own Today


I know most of you have no interest in betting on horses that leave the ground. Well, make an exception in today's Grade 1 Lonesome Glory Stakes at Belmont.

Here's my trip notes on Bluegrass Summer (8-5), who could offer value as an alternative to favored Demonstrative (7-5) in today's second race:

"Big work pre-race: Sheppard runner blocked on rail R with run @ the 1/2-mile pole then checked! Go very well inside at finish; probably best" 'Nuff said.

Betting on Bluegrass Summer to win at 6-5 or greater.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1613

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,226 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $93.20

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Stranger in the Ninth: Zubi Zubi Zu


Since we're 1-for-1 for life in this space at Kentucky Downs, I'll tempt fate to see if I continue batting .1000.

Today's feature is a secondary allowances for older fillies and mares sprinting down the hill and up the hill going 6 furlongs.

We believe conditioning on this course is important and class-on-the-grass is Handicapping 101.

When last seen Zubi Zubi Zu (7-2) was 4th beaten a neck going long in the Hatoof Stakes at Arlington Park Aug. 16. Subsequently, she's worked thrice, indicating good health and her energy figures are co-best of the group. She broke her maiden sprinting and Michael Stidham is 19% effective with turnbacks.

Taking Zubi Zubi Zu to win at 2-1 or greater, and key-boxing the exacta with the sharp Dream Softly (8-1) and Frabster (4-1).


Number of Selections since 2007: 1612

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-250

Amount Wagered: $3,224 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $95.20

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