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, September 21, 2011

Monument Hill Live in the Belmont Feature

Today’s Belmont Park feature is a secondary allowance optional claiming is an open 1-1/16th miles on the turf and the trip is the key to value with the George Weaver trainee Monument Hill (8-1).

Coming off a turf decline line, the distance specialist owns tactical speed, kick, and goes very well for Eddie Castro.

Briefly freshened since July 30, he makes his surface debut off a series of purposeful recent works on the Oklahoma turf course.

Taking Monument Hill to win at 5-1 or greater and key boxing him in the exacta with Unaccountable (9-2) and Gathering Cloud (7-2).

Running Totals: (934) 293-189-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,021.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mott’s Filly Will Soar

The difference between the favorites in Sunday's Grade 3 Noble Damsel, Aviate (8-5) and Unbridled Humor (9-5), is that the former earns her best figures at today's one-mile trip, even though her rival is a perfect 2-for-2 at the route. Today's Euro import doesn't appear to have the same credentials as yesterday's Garden City runnerup. The home team repeats.

Taking Aviate to win, no price restrictions.

Running Totals: (933) 293-189-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,021.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Altogether Now: Memories…Memories…

The thing about Winter Memories (8-5) getting beaten in the Lake Placid at the Spa, owing to pilot error, is that you will get a little better price next time out; perhaps still not worth betting but better odds nonetheless. The gray beast will go postward with a new jockey, Javier Castellano, now among America's elite riders with a deft hand on grass. At 2-for-2 over the course and 9 furlongs to work with, she is taken to make amends.

Taking Winter Memories to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Hungry Island (3-1), very impressive winning the aforementioned Saratoga Stakes. Also expect that More Than Real (8-1) will run much better this afternoon.

Running Totals: (932) 292-189-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,017.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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