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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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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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Kharafa the Value in Ashley T. Cole


Two state-bred stakes headed by the Ashley T. Cole for older horses going 9 furlongs and a bunch of hard-hitters are they. What's interesting however is that only five would remain after the Main Track Only runners are declared is that getting value on Kharafa (4-1) is a good possibility, due to the presence of his archrival Lubash (2-1), and Lubash's new rival King Kreesa (9-5).

Kharafa is spotting Lubash three pounds as co-highweight with King Kreesa at 123, the latter showing no ill effects from his trip to Japan in his first start for David Donk. Kharafa's love of Belmont Park and his win at today's trip should get it done.

Taking Kharafa to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his main rivals.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1611

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 488-314-249

Amount Wagered: $3,222 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,319.20

Profit to Date: $97.20

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