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.



Monday, October 30, 2017


It’s Offical: Aqueduct Opens Friday with a Pick Six Carryover


BULLETIN Exclusive: Mark Berner has just confirmed that the NYRA has received permission from the New York State Gaming Commission to open it's Aqueduct meeting on Friday with a Pick 6 carryover that was in place on Belmont's closing day day this past Sunday.

Sunday's program was cancelled when dangerous winds and rain was expected to inundate Long Island, which would have created a dangerous situation for jockeys and horses racing that afternoon.

Aqueduct opens its Fall/Early Winter race meet on NOV 3.

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To All Interested Parties:

By law, the Pick 6 carryover pool, which was lost due to Sunday's weather related cancellation of the final day of racing at the 2017 Belmont Fall meet, gets carried over to opening day of the Belmont 2018 spring-summer meet, according to HRI's 'Inside New York' columnist Mark Berner.

However, NYRA is seeking permission from the New York State Gaming Commission to offer it on opening day of the Aqueduct this Friday.

If they do get permission, wouldn't Sunday have been a better choice what with, you know, bettors being focused on Breeders' Cup?

Just sayin'

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Sunday, October 29, 2017


Race Shape Dictates Belmont Feature


Today's feature is the Pumpkin Stakes for sprinters going 6 furlongs and there's plenty of speed in this lineup. That sets the table nicely for Cursor (6-1) to repeat providing the 3YO continues her development and improves.

Belmont lover's three career wins have come over Big Sandy and two of those came at today's trip. Nicely positioned outside, she comes into this with good spacing for Mark Hennig and has retained her sharpness in the a.m.

Taking Cursor to win at 5-1 or greater, and key boxing exactas with class dropping Indulgent (2-1) and super-sharp ship-in, Bustin Out (3-1).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2391

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 711-479

Amount Wagered: $4,782 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,845.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $63.20

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Saturday, October 28, 2017


Tom Will Be Ready at Belmont


Looks like there will be lots of pace in today's G3 Bold Ruler which fits nicely into wheelhouse of Tom's Ready (8-1).

Add to that his love of the 7-furlong trip, the fact he's run well at Belmont and that Dallas Stewart is adept with turn-backs spells upset in the last of three graded stakes on the Belmont card.

Taking Tom's Ready to win at 5-1 or greater and box the exacta with fellow turn-back and fast worker, Divining Rod (7-2).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2390

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 710-479

Amount Wagered: $4,780 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,827.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $47.20

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