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.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Wax On, Wax Off


The feature race at Belmont Park is a rare NW4 other than or NL5 lifetime going as today's 7th race.

Must say I hate the "two-horse races" on paper, especially when both figure to be a short price. We'll opt for the longer likely of the two to be longer at post time: Chamois (5-2) over Mr. Speaker (2-1).

The latter has an excellent turn of fit, is fresh, well spotted and benefits from a switch to Javier but Chamois might have a bit more upside today. The blinkers experiment failed last out so they're back off and while there are gaps in his form, indicative of nagging issues, this is the first time he'll be making three straight starts in a season in quite some time.

He's a fast on the TG scale as the favorite, also gets a favorable switch--to Jose Ortiz--and appears less likely to be prepping than his major rival, who has been a bit disappointing after showing such high promise early in his career.

Taking Chamois to win at early line odds or greater, keying exacta boxes with the favorite and distance-loving Sky Blazer (4-1), adding Unbridled Ocean (10-1), hot-barn Enterprising (10-1) and underrated Mutin (12-1) to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1776

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,552 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $99.60

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Sunday, July 12, 2015


Crossing the Delaware


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Today's 9th race from Parx Racing is a preliminary allowances for Pa-breds going 6 furlongs and could present an value opportunity.

Crossing (4-1) returns to state-bred allowance ranks following a game placing in recent open claimer in which he was haltered by Juan Guerrero, historically a lofty 34% effective with new acquisitions, especially with this type of spacing--five weeks.

Gelded 4YO Delaware Township runner looms the speed of the speed, is fast on the Thoro Graph scale, is nicely drawn toward the outside and Guerrero gives the call to regular partner J.D. Acosta.

Taking Crossing to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Monba Mia (5-1) and turn-back Devil's Purge (3-1).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 1775

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,550 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $101.60

Written by John Pricci

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Saturday, July 11, 2015


Coin Toss Came Up Heads


Hard to know which way to go in today's Forbidden Apple. Most of these appear to be looking for bigger game and with Saratoga just around the corner...

I decided to give the nod to Reload (5-2) over Vyjack (4-1). Don't think there will be much difference in the price considering Vyjack's terrific turf debut for new trainer Bill Mott, closing strongly for place behind King Kreesa who was allowed a soft early lead. Both will benefit from an anticipated stronger pace here.

Ultimately, we'll take the fresher of the two, one that's 1-for-1 at the trip and 2-for-2 on Elmont green.

Betting Reload to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Vyjack and mile specialist Grand Arch (3-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1774

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,548 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $103.60

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