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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Day Finally Arrives for RailTrip in 2011

As I Recall, Sunnyand Mile, for which this raceis named, reallylike the Big A surface. Hopefully, Rail Trip will,too.

The Rick Dutrow trainee clearly is not the same horse he was last year, but even a scaleddown version issupposed to handle this group. He owns superior performance figures, has two exacta finishes in three starts at 9 furlongs, including a win, and hails fo ran outfit that owns a lofty 8-for-14 record at the current meet.

It's his record at the trip that separateshim from main rival Ron the Greek,who makes his second startfor the Mott barn here.

Taking Rail Trip to win, with no price restrictions.

Running Totals: (965) 300-193-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,068.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Tend to Like Lanerie’s Mount in Churchill Feature

Today’s feature at Churchill Downs is a competitive six-horse affair that looks like a battle between the 5-for-7 distance specialist, Congressional Page (7-2) and the very sharp Tend (2-1).

We’ll take the latter, coming from a race that produced a next out winner from one starter and from a barn that’s won with four of its last 11 entrants and a (4) 2-1-0 slate when using Lanerie recently. Further, his mid-move style and outside slip fit’s the dynamics neatly here.

Taking Tend to win at 2-1 or greater and keying him in multiples with Congressional Page and Cool Bullet beneath the white hot Leparoux.

Running Totals: (964) 299-193-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,063.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Get Me Down, Quick

Today’s feature, one of four stakes on the Big A card, is the New York Stallion Series sprint for juvenile males. Much will depend on riding tactics in a race loaded with both speed and finishing ability.

We’re most interested in Think I’m Hooked (3-1), who has a little of both. One of two uncoupled mates saddled by Gary Contessa, this colt has done a little of both, definitely showing improvement when blinkers were added two back..

In his recent maiden breaker, he distributed his energy much more efficiently and should be able to use his tactical speed to advantage before setting sail after the leaders.

Taking Think I’m Hooked to win at 5-2 or greater and keying him in multiples with Bait (4-1) and House of Leaves (5-1).

Running Totals: (963) 299-192-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,063.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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