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, January 28, 2012

No Excuses

Sunday's Holy Bull featuring the return of Eclipse champion Hansen will get most of the attention today at Gulfstream Park and desevedly so. But it's the Grade 2 Forward Gal that figures to be more contentious with four of the six fillies having an excellent chance to get the money.

Broadway's Alibi is 8-5 on the early line but it's two other 3-year-old fillies, Sacristy (2-1) and Say A Novena (6-1), that are garnering the most publicity.

Resultantly, value might be available, especially since Broadway's Alibi has done nothing wrong in three career starts; an opening Compression Line followed by consecutive New Pace Tops including a top figure win over the surface at 6-1/2 furlongs and probably will be a higher price than her chances dictate.

The mini-stretchout, her tactical speed, kick, an outside draw, and Johnny Velazquez all augur well for a winning trip.

Taking Broadway's Alibi to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing herin exactas with her two rivals here.

Running Totals: (1015) 313-202-147 Total Dollar Return: $2,1567.80 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, January 27, 2012

No Guts, No Glory

With so much attention given the Gulfstream portion of the Sunshine Millions program this Saturday, we're going to take a rare look at Santa Anita and one of the Luck Pick 6 races, the Sensational Star going 6-1/2 furlongs down the Hillside turf course. We're taking a chance and looking for value with Compari vs. everyone's favorite Cal-bred Coracortado.

That sure to be odds on choice is coming off a monstrous effort under similar conditions and now comes back on relatively short rest beneath 123 pounds. Compari, back at his best distance on his favorite course, turns bac from a pace setting try at one mile and gets a switch to Mike Smith here. We're expecting a change of tactics and for Compari to get first run on the talented favorite.

Taking Compari to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with Coracortado.

Running Totals: (1014) 312-202-147 Total Dollar Return: $2,1563.80 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Your Place, or Mine

We're heading to NoFla today for their feature, run as the first race; a terrible trend--racing the best horses on the card early in the program.

Anyway, today's featured first, an allowance sprint, has attracted a field of six and two, Funny Pages (4-1), and the early line second choice My Place Anytime (2-1)--who should go favorite considering he owns the best recent back figures and enters this off a New Pace Top. Has good position, early speed and kick, and barn is profitable 23% effective with third-off-the-layup starters.

Taking My Place Anytime to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Funny Pages from the Wilkes barn that's having a good meet with its Tampa runners--GP not so much--and taps Ronnie Allen for this spot.

Running Totals: (1013) 312-202-146 Total Dollar Return: $2,1563.80 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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