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.



Friday, July 21, 2017


Some Lake George for Spa Opener


Of the two opening day Spa features, we're choosing the one with the larger field; the popularity of turf racing a huge factor as well.

If it were for the proverbial bad luck, Dream Dancing (9-2) wouldn't have any luck at all. Forced to chase a speedy, classy rival in last--not her best game--might priors were very tough trips against the likes of high class stable La Coronel.

There are many nice fillies in here but none of that class in our view. I understand about the very wide draw; we're hoping that factors into the price.

Taking Dream Dancing to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with Party Boat.


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*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2330

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-464

Amount Wagered: $4,660 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$92.00

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Deep Sea Fishing, SoCal Style


Let's face it, Peter Miller's Arms Runner (3-1) is going to be a tough out in today's Oceanside Stakes, the traditional Del Mar lid-lifter. He's 2-for-2 in career, both on turf, and bred for added trip on dam's side. He has the pole and barn mainstay Norberto Arroyo.

But we're taking the value offered by a longer Miller, Allaboutmike (15-1). More racing experience and in big fields, all his sibs are winners, two of the remaining three on turf and is 2-for-2 on grass since shipping west.

Maldonato, also 2-for-2 aboard, re-rides, gets a few pounds from major contenders, and the barn is profitable with repeaters and at the non-graded stakes level. With early speed and some kick, he could trip out in 14-horse scramble. If right, we will get paid.

Taking Allaboutmike to win at 8-1 or greater, an exacta box with Arms Runner, and adding Bowies Hero (5-2), Procida (8-1) and Grecian Fire (20-1) to the super-exotics mixing.

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*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2329

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-464

Amount Wagered: $4,658 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$94.00

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Saturday, July 15, 2017


See Bear Turn into Tiger, you’ll be Awestruck


We almost never venture west of the Mississippi for a feature race selection much less Los Alamitos, but today's G3 Los Al Derby is an exception because the hope is it will be value laden.

Clearly, Bob Baffert's West Coast (9-5) and Art Sherman's Klimt (5-1), a former Baffert making his debut for 'Chrome's' trainer likely will attract most of the betting action, especially the former, but we're taking Eric Kruljac's Kimbear (4-1) to get the money.

Beaten 5-1/2 lengths in G1 SA Derby after a troubled start on a speed favoring track, he returned five weeks later to finish second in 7F G3 Laz Barrera and turned back again in apparent prep for this.

Subsequently, he's been drilled to razor sharpness and returns to Los Al where he finished second to the talented Iliad in a maiden sprint at 2. The pole and Talamo gives him more than a puncher's chance in our view.

Taking Kimbear to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his rivals above.

At Indiana Grand, Irap (8-5) figures to be hard to beat in the G3 Indiana Derby and at a short price.

Instead, we're looking at the Indiana Oaks where another Doug O'Neill runner, Mopotism (7-5), figures to be a tough out. However, we're going for the gusto.

Awestruck (8-1) certainly looks like a horse that's been pointed this way and Rusty Arnold historically has done very well at this venue (22% efficiency).

Following two sprints, she stretches out with a suitable pedigree (Tapit) and Arnold reaches out for Joe Bravo, in from Monmouth for the ride. Looking for a forward move here:

Taking Awestruck to win at 6-1 or greater and an exacta box with the favorite.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2326

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-463

Amount Wagered: $4,652 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .499%

Profit to Date:
$100.00 {Friday results not included}

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