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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Music to My Stash

Last time Musical Rain (8-1) was seen she was rallying too late in The Very One at 11 furlongs. Normally, we’re not a fan of stretching out late runners but this looks like the perfect spot and she comes up to the Orchid the right way.

While the pace figures to be slow, it also figures to be contested, Dale Romans’ filly has some tactical gas and should work out a pocket trip behind the contested pace. The odds should be fair.

Taking Musical Rain to win at 4-1 or greater and keying her first and second in trifectas with Queen Martha (10-1), Endless Expanse (7-2) and Tarrip (4-1).

Running Totals: (830) 264-171-114 Total Dollar Return: $1,849.10 [win selections only] {Saturday results not included}

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hilda’s One Hot Filly

Today’s Gulfstream feature, the Grade 2 Inside Information, highlights some very talented older sprinting fillies and mares going 7 furlongs. The problem for us is, hard as I might, it’s extremely difficult getting passed Hilda’s Passion (9-5).

She’s blossomed at 4 and her recent score in the G3 Herecomesthebride at 6.5 furlongs was absolutely first rate. Her pace and final figures are dominant on the Equiform scale and what’s worse is that she appears loose on the lead on the mini-stretchout. We just can’t go passed her.

Taking Hilda’s Passion to win, no price restrictions, and keying her in exotic multiples with Milwaukee Appeal (6-1), Ms Vanessa (6-1) and Beautician (4-1).

Running Totals: (830) 264-171-114 Total Dollar Return: $1,849.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, March 18, 2011

Compass Points the Way

Today’s Gulfstream feature is a turf sprint that’s really a stakes masquerading as an allowance race. Todd Pletcher saddles uncoupled favorites, the ultra speedy Bridgetown (3-1) and the remarkable sprint filly Rose Catherine (9-5), making her four year old debut vs. males here. We’re using both.

The key, however, will be price shot Pointing North (12-1), turning back in a sprint for Chris Block, who does excellent work with third off-the-layup runners.

Owning conditioning, this four-year-old turns back to his best distance on the performance figure scale and has plenty of gas to set up an anticipated late finish. Drawn inside with Elvis Trujillo, we’re looking for a pocket-rocket performance.

Taking Pointing North to win at 9-1) or greater and key boxing him first and second with both Pletcher entrants.

Running Totals: (828) 263-171-114 Total Dollar Return: $1,842.70 [win selections only] {Thursday selections not included}

Written by John Pricci


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