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.



Saturday, October 11, 2014


Crown Her Queen


Down to KEE--check that--up to Keeneland today for the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes for 3YO fillies on the turf going 9 furlongs and, as you might expect, what will be competitive event. Out suspicion is that after today, Crown Queen (4-1) will lead this division.

Since turning 3, the $1.6 million filly is undefeated in three starts, handling various dynamics and surfaces. She indicated she was good when breaking her maiden on Belmont turf in June, but she looked like a budding star when she won at Saratoga. She confirmed that assessment in the Lake Placid.

We're taking Crown Queen to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Chad Brown's uncoupled entrants; Ball Dancing (9-2) and Minorette (9-2), and adding Speed Seeker (12-1) and Aurelia's Belle (15-1) to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1624

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 492-316-251

Amount Wagered: $3,248 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,369.10

Profit to Date: $121.10

Written by John Pricci

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Friday, October 10, 2014


Maker Runner an Asset at Inflated Early Odds


Today's Belmont feature, a secondary allowances optional claimer for state-breds is a battle of the dropdowns on paper, and very likely te way the result will fall. However, we believe that one of them offers good value and might even be a legitimate favorite.

But that honor goes to David Jacobson, who is cutting the claiming price in half today with Strong Impact (5-2), a worthy contender for certain. But no more so in out mind than Asset Inflation, 6-1 on the early line. The Mike Maker runner has good speed and can also kick late, something Javier Castellano is sure to try to exploit.

Posted well and with good spacing, Maker will try to win a fourth race in six recent starts for his runners that drop following a win, the scenario here.

Taking Asset Inflation to win at 3-1 or greater, an exacta box with Strong Impact, and adding Dowse's Beach (5-1) and With Exultation to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1623

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 491-316-251

Amount Wagered: $3,246 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,361.20

Profit to Date: $115.20

Written by John Pricci

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Thursday, October 09, 2014


Don’t Stop Belelievin’


Today's Belmont feature is a secondary allowances/optional claiming going 10 furlongs on turf and there's no shortage of speed on paper. Whether it plays out that way is another matter but I'm playing the hand that was dealt. In that context, we're playing the percentages with Can'thelpbelieving (4-1).

HIs latest victory came with a perfect trip at Saratoga but the dynamic is similar here, the spacing is good, and Johnny takes the re-ride for Motion, the team that got it done at the Spa. Further, his best Energy Rating was earned on this course at the summer meet.

Taking Can'thelpbelieving to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with consistent marathoner Red Vine (5-2) and hard-trying, favorably weight Where's Danny (15-1). Also adding sharp Maryland shipper St Moose (2-1) to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1622

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 491-316-251

Amount Wagered: $3,244 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,361.20

Profit to Date: $117.20

Written by John Pricci

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