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.

Saturday, December 09, 2017


Anyone tethered to the game already knows about the Lilac fire that engulfed the San Luis Rey training center, claiming 25 equine lives, as of this writing., and injured two horsemen, one seriously, the other critically.


If you've ever gotten lucky and cashed a ticket or two here, please contribute to the expenses suffered by the first responders and those less fortunate horsemen who have lost their charges, perhaps even their homes. The grooms and hot-walkers that were affected need help immediately.

I only ask that if you decide to help, we suggest perhaps donating your usual betting unit: If you're a $2 bettor, that's fine. If you're able to bet $10 or $20, seriously consider making a bet on the people who make the game go. If you can afford even more, God bless you.

If we weren't so passionate about what we do, we would be doing something else. So, please, let's help our fellow horse lovers who have given and lost so much.

The relief effort is going-on. Please visit the gofundme page set up by The Stronach Group, Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at the address above.

Please help.


There are 11 stakes races at Gulfstream Park today, five for South American horses in the American inaugural of the Caribe de Classico racing festival; the other six stakes are for two-year-olds. The most eclectic card of 2017?

Todd Pletcher won four races on Friday and saddles Mojovation (1-1) in today's Buffalo Man; we're taking a stand against what will be the overbet favorite.

Aequor (9-2) showed marked improvement first time blinkers over a wet surface at GPW last out. Taking some value he will move forward once again under similar conditions.

Taking Aequor to win at 7-2 or greater, and key boxed exactas with the favorite and sharp working and experienced, Diamond Oops (2-1),

Number of Selections since 2007: 2411

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 715-483

Amount Wagered: $4,822 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,873.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $51.30

Written by John Pricci


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