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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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

Written by John Pricci

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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

Written by John Pricci

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sun Tracer to Make Amends at Kentucky Downs

We're travelling to Kentucky Downs for today's Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup at a mile and a half and the conditions are right for Sun Tracer (9-2), coming off extremely dull try, to pull off a minor upset.

A marathon specialist, he returns with two sharp works off a dull try after consecutive money finishes in graded company at this trip in Chicago. Third in this event last year following when trip-compromised, we're expecting a rebound effort from Chris Block runner who switches to his recent go-to turf ace, Florent Geroux.

Taking Sun Tracer to win at 4-1 or greater and key boxing in exactas with classy, albeit underachieving War Dancer and Shug's in-top-form Tricky Hat and adding O'Prado Ole to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1610

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 487-314-249

Amount Wagered: $3,220 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,301.80

Profit to Date: $81.80

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