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.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.



Thursday, May 26, 2016


Beaucoup Bucks in Belmont Feature?


Today's optional NW1 for 3YOs at Belmont is so chock full of good horses the race should come with a name attached and a purse twice the size. Wow!

Headlining the group will be Gift Box (7-5), the horse to beat based on a worthy juvenile season and top figures on both the Thoro-Graph and Pricci Energy scales. And, of course, Chad will have him set for return. However, we're going for the gusto here.

The logical second choice, Gettysburg (3-1), scratched when he drew the extreme outside in a recent under-card stakes event, has found much of a softer spot here. Thus, we're taking valued offered on 8-1 early line American Pioneer.

After running second to Dazzling Gem in debut, he broke maiden going long then suffered chasing a very hot pace in Creator's G1 Arkansas Derby. Back to reality here and note that Catalano's 23% profitable in LAY-3 scenarios.

Taking American Pioneer to win at 5-1 or greater, key-boxing exactas with his rivals here, and adding price shots Dixie Runner (15-1) and Realm (10-1) to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2031

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 606-394

Amount Wagered: $4,062.00 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,103.50

Profit to Date: $41.50

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Diodoro Sprinter Tough as Nails in Canterbury feature.


In our attempt to promote the player friendly takeout rates at Canterbury Park, here's a look at today's featured Paul Bunyan Stakes.

No problem identifying the favorite. Any horse capable of defeating Suddenbreakingnews, which is what Royal Lion (5-2) did last fall, makes a worthy favorite at this level. But his best races have been going long, and today's 3YO debut is going three-quarters.

While the surface has been speed favoring on opening weekend, there seems to be enough pace to set the table nicely for Pistone Steel (3-1) who has tactical speed and can rally after pressing the pace.

An outside post in a small field suits nicely and Jorge Carreno gets off undefeated Smooth Chiraz (6-1) to ride for perennial power Robertino Diodoro.

Taking Pistone Steel to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing him with his main rivals here.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2030

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 606-393

Amount Wagered: $4,060.00 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,103.50

Profit to Date: $43.50

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Weatherman’s Preakness Picks


Today's Feature Race Analysis via promotional consideration with http://www.123BET.com


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Dixie Stakes: The key to victory for Takeover Target (8-1) is that, first and foremost, the race remains on turf, that he gets the cut in the ground he prefers, makes use of his tactical speed and inside position. Going into this weekend, Chad was 6 for 18 shipping into Old Hilltop.

Taking Takeover Target to win on turf, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Grand Arch (4-1).


Preakness 141 Staff Selections
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BERNER:
1. Nyquist: Can't go against
2. Exaggerator: Gets his track
3. Stradavari: Class test today
4. Cherry Wine: Eligible for minors

JICHA:
1. Nyquist: Champ until beaten
2. Exaggerator: Gets his track
3. Stradavari: Acid test today
4. Cherry Wine: Romans' barn hit

INDULTO
1. Nyquist: Defied Derby doubters
2. Exaggerator: Wins when wet
3. Stradavari: Pletcher prepared potential
4. Cherry Wine: Superb in slop

PRICCI:

1. Exaggerator: Mudlark
2. Nyquist: Uber classy; underlay
3. Cherry Wine: Fresh; loves wet
4. Fellowship: Sharp prep + dynamics

***

Number of Selections since 2007: 2027

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 604-392

Amount Wagered: $4,054.00 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,087.30

Profit to Date: $33.30 {Canterbury Friday results not included}

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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