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.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Good Spot for Ship-In at Tampa

Today’s feature at player friendly Tampa Bay Downs is a preliminary allowances on the turf at a mile and no filly in this limit field is developing as nicely as the 4-year-old Butterdish (7-2), back in the barn of Jorge Navarro, who is a profitable 26 percent efficient with his ship-ins.

She turns back to her best distance, one at which she just missed when second on this course last spring. Her outside slip should suit her late-run style and today’s race shape while getting a switch to turf ace Daniel Coa, a worthy 19% efficient with turf runners most recently.

Taking Butterdish to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with turf and distance meant Soul of the Gem (15-1) with very solid turf connections and a favorable draw, and worthy favorite Reba's Affair (5-2).

Running Totals: (978) 302-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,089.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, December 04, 2011

Daddy Gets the Swag

Rick Dutrow’s incredible roll figures to continue in today’s Damon Runyon for state-breds going two turns with Swag Daddy (3-1) who’s developing nicely and coming back with excellent spacing.

After gaining conditioning in a Spa turf route, who returned with a tight line win in a New Pace Top effort then showed maturity with a Reversal going seven furlongs for the second start time in his latest.

Learned energy distribution is the key here. Taking Swag Daddy to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with sharp working Think I’m Hooked (8-1).

Running Totals: (977) 301-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,083.90 [win selections only] LEGSHORTS.pdfEPG.PDFEPG.PDF1010SCRC.PDF1010SMTH.PDF 1010SSAX.PDF

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, December 03, 2011

Making Beautiful Music in New Orleans

The Claiming Crown series has taken a hit in recent years but someof the races still remain interesting. Such as the big featureat Fair Grounds today, the Claiming Crown Jewel.

Michael Maker has this race surrounded and Harmonizer (3-1) has done his best racing at today's trip and over this strip; he fits race shape nicely and is well drawn inside. He had sharp breeze for this, exits a key race (two next-out winners) and is 3-for-5 over this ground.

Taking Harmonizer to win at 5-2 or greater and boxing him in the exacta with his uncoupled mate, Almutasib (8-5).

Running Totals: (976) 301-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,083.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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