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 29, 2011

Raison To Bet

Today’s featured Curlin Stakes attracts an eclectic field, so much so, in fact, that we’re taking a recent maiden breaker to get the money. But, oh, what a maiden breaker it was.

And, oh what a pedigree he has.

It’s hard to imagine a horse better bred than Raison D’etat (3-1), by A. P. Indy out of the wonderful Sightseek, a Juddmonte star for the late Bobby Frankel.

His maiden romp, by nearly 8 lengths, was accomplished stylishly and in fast time, showing excellent development. This is a significant step up vs. multiple or graded-placed runners but any improvement at today’s suitable added distance indicates he’ll handle it.

Taking Raison D’etat to win at 5-2 or greater, keying him in exactas with Prime Cut (7-2) and Bold Warrior (5-2)

Running Totals: (896) 283-181-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,950.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coming to America

Opting for the dirt co-feautre today, a secondary allowances going 6-1/2 furlongs, and reaching out for Nimue (8-1), making her American debut. This is a filly that's been up against it with her early speed in Europe. But that's our game, and given that five furlong work, the fastest at the distance all week, we're looking for the wakeup.

Taking Nimue to win at 4-1 or greater and boxing her in exactas with Full Of Gut and Taconic Victory.

Running Totals: (896) 283-181-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,950.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thanks for the Memories

Today’s Saratoga feature, the G2 Lake George for 3-year-old fillies on turf, marks the return of Winter Memories (1-1), who broke her maiden impressively at first asking in a two turn grass event.

Now with five lifetime starts, she’s won three graded stakes and should really be undefeated except for a tough trip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf won by More Than Real (2-1), one of today’s rivals. In fact, Todd Pletcher has another rival in Bellamy Star (5-1), a sharp turf sprint winner in her Belmont finale.

We’re taking Winter Memories with no price restrictions, and key her in money positions with both Pletcher fillies, extra tickets with the favorite on top.

Running Totals: (895) 282-181-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,947.60 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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