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, May 19, 2017


Classics Weekend Redux at Pimlico?


The Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan is as open a race as you'll see all weekend. On first pass, we left seven fillies open. So we looked again, and found eight!

After watching Moana (4-1) breeze a half-mile at Pimlico, we loved the way she skipped over the surface early this week and Todd Pltcher's handling of this filly is, to us, reminiscent of how he brought Always Dreaming along to his major tests. That seemed to work OK.

And so we're willing to test this theory and will take Moana to win at 3-1 or greater, and key-box exactas with promising local Shimmering Aspen (9-2) and sharp working Full House (12-1), adding Grade 1 winning Dancing Rags and class-dropping Summer Luck (5-1) to the super-exotics mix

Number of Selections since 2007: 2297

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-455

Amount Wagered: $4,594 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$119.30

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Three… Five… O-Ma-Ha, hut-hut


Today's Belmont feature is a rare NW3X in that these races seldom go, so it makes sense that if it did, a prominent barn would have a runner for it. Enter Chad Brown with Threefiveindia (2-5).

While he did not end 2016 on a particularly upbeat note in graded company, he's worked very strongly for his season's debut both at PMM this winter and on the Oklahoma TT recently. He figures to sit off Heyjabberjaw's (10-1) flank until Irad pushes the button.

An expected underlay, his finish will be counted in the running totals per usual but we'll play this race using him as an exotics key over the aforementioned speedster and Silver Ride (8-1), nicely drawn outside for white hot connections.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2296

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-455

Amount Wagered: $4,592 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$121.30

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Gimme a ‘J’, Gimme an ‘O’, Gimme…


It seems to us that Johnny V. is in the catbird seat in today's Belmont feature--on the turf or off.

Johnny has calls on Hello Don Julio (5-1), who enjoys a solid edge on turf even if today would be his season's debut.

Should the race be rescheduled, he also has the mount on MTO Adulator (8-5), racing in career form and working crisply for Jimmy Jerkens.

On turf: Hello Don Julio to win at 3-1 or greater. On dirt: Adulator to win, no price restrictions.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2295

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-454

Amount Wagered: $4,590 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$123.30

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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