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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, December 12, 2014


Picking a Daisy


We'll need some help from the goddess of the AE's, but if Daisy a Day gets in, we're there.

Actually, trainer Ralph Nicks has a filly in the body of the race, the speedy Catching Fireflies breaking from the pole. But that's just it: There's plenty of lick in this 5F turfer and if her mate can get in, expect her to use her late kick to best advantage given today's dynamic.

Nicks is profitable with all his turf runners and in making her third start off a layup, 'Daisy' is turning back to her winning distance, also one in which she earned an excellent Energy Rating. The price should be more than adequate.

Taking Daisy a Daisy to win at 6-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with turf-sprint specialist Thisdanseistaken, and Raro, nicely drawn in mid-pack with Paco and the versatility to work out a trip here.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1655

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 498-323

Amount Wagered: $3,310 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,451.00

Profit to Date: $141.00 {Wednesday, Thursday Results not included}


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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Shhh!


It appears that Gustavo Delgado stepped in and claimed Quiet Kitten at just the right moment--the day she would break her maiden at the $25K level by 5.

In fact, she never has taken a backward step on our Energy Ratings in her four lifetime grass runs, and she has improved markedly with added distance.

Bringing her back for $35,000 is the proper spot; loses Zayas but picks up Johnny.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1656

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 498-323

Amount Wagered: $3,312 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,451.00

Profit to Date: $139.00



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Hopefully, I’ve Learned My Lesson by Now


The Gulfstream race week begins with the overnight Golden Beach Stakes for 3YO fillies going a flat mile and, typical of this meet, a highly competitive event.

We left about six of these open on our first pass but settled a filly that is every horseplayer's lament from the time time: You Never Learn (6-1)

What we did learn is to respect a horse for a course and this filly has won all of her career starts, five, in Hallandale Beach. Further, she was an excellent second in her Sprint finale at GPW earning a good Energy Rating with excellent pace distribution and is also a two-time winner at the distance from as many starts.

An inside slip and Paco certainly doesn't hurt the cause. Taking You Never Learn to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with super sharp Flutterby (10-1) and U.S.S. O'Brien, exiting a GP event that has produced three subsequent next-out winners.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1655

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 498-323

Amount Wagered: $3,310 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,451.00

Profit to Date: $141.00



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