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, April 28, 2011

Versatility the Key for Keertana

The good news is that another turf marathon feature is scheduled at Keeneland; today it’s the Grade 3 Bewitch at a mile and a half for older fillies and mares. The bad news is that in good conscience it’s very difficult to go passed the favorite.

Keertana (5-2) is a proven marathon performer, her style is versatile enough to beat you from close range or behind and owns the consistently best performance figures--especially on this ground.

Further, she’s training up a storm for turf ace Tom Proctor and goes very well for regular rider Jose Lezcano, enjoying a very productive 2011.

Taking Keertana to win, no price restrictions, and boxing her in the exacta with Euro invader Honimiere (12-1), making her U.S. debut for Roger Attfield, profitable with returning layups of 90 days or greater, Javier Castellano in the boot.

Running Totals: (850) 267-175-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Treasure of the Sierra Alpha

Interesting feature to begin the final days of the Keeneland meet, a mile and a half on the turf that drew a well matched field of seven.

En Fuego (2-1) is very likely to go favored off his big finish at the distance following a layup last out, Christophe Clement switching to Garrett Gomez. He was also a good second on this course at the trip last fall.

But the interesting horse is 4 year old Sierra Alpha (5-2) who has the most upside and finished strongly to win his U. S. debut at the distance in South Florida but lost the victory via a controversial DQ.

Sharp enough to win on the turnback last out, he stretches back out for his owner-trainer and Jose Lezcano gets along with him very well.

Taking Sierra Alpha to win at 5-2 or greater, an exacta box with En Fuego and Center Divider, working well locally for his first start for Chad Brown.

Running Totals: (849) 267-175-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Horoscope Says It’s Cal Nation

For a detailed analysis of today’s Jerome from Aqueduct Race Course, see Pricci Morning Line on the HRI Lead Page

Taking Cal Nation to win at 2-1 or greater, and exacta box with Astrology, and adding Rattlesnake Ridge, Isn’t He Perfect and Adios Charlie to the trifecta mix.

Running Totals: (847) 267-175-116 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only] {Friday‘s results not included}

Written by John Pricci


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