Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

Five days per week and every racing day during the Saratoga meet, John Pricci will provide horse racing selections of that day's feature race. When the racing schedule dictates otherwise, there will be analysis from other major thoroughbred Tracks. Check back here 5 days a week for free horse racing selections.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Solid Like Banrock

The final race at Belmont Park, rescheduled from yesterday’s New York Showcase card, features this year’s star of the state-bred ranks, the venerable Banrock (7-5).

Wind him up and he runs fast; keep winding and you’ll bring out all of his class. This is simply one of those horses that refuse to lose.

Add in the fact that nine furlongs hits him between the eyes, he handles any ground and an outside post could actually help in what is expected to be boggy conditions, he becomes, at paper at least, unbeatable to me.

Taking Banrock to win, no price restrictions, and one-way exotics with Kutais (8-1) and Pennington (7-2).

Running Totals: (529) 159-106-76 Total Dollar Return: $1,114.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, October 24, 2009

This Filly No Flash In the Pan

When looking at today’s Grade 2 Raven Run at Keeneland, for three-year-old fillies sprinting seven furlongs, it’s very difficult to find a filly that looks healthier on performance figures than Flashing (3-1).

The combination of a barn switch to Saeed bin Suroor and her late developing nature has worked wonders.

There are faster fillies on figures, Just Jenda at 4-1, but none that are as fast and more likely to produce that good form on a synthetic track. Another rival won on Santa Anita’s Pro Ride but ran poorly on Del Mar’s Poly. What to do?

Well, all horses seem to run very well after shipping from Presque Isle’s Tapeta surface and Flashing’s G1 score at Saratoga speaks loudly as to her class. Richard Migliore rides her like he owns her.

Taking Flashing to win at 2-1 or greater, keying her first and second in exacta with Just Jenda and Sky Haven (8-1).

Running Totals: (527) 158-106-76 Total Dollar Return: $1,107.30 [win selections only] {Friday’s results not included}

Written by John Pricci


Friday, October 23, 2009

Potential Over Proven Performance

Today’s feature for fillies and mares three-year-olds and up at a mile and a sixteenth at Belmont Park, the overnight Real Prize Stakes, feature two accomplished fillies in this small group: Bon Jovi Girl (6-5) and Don’t Forget Girl (2-1). But there’s an interesting filly on the come.

Her name is Unrivaled Belle (3-1). She obviously talented, fast enough to compete on performance figures with these given continued improvement and should be able to dictate the early tempo.

Coming off a seven furlong sprint win over the track, she gets Eddie Castro to re-ride after broken her maiden going long in the Garden State two back.

Taking Unrivaled Belle to win at 3-1 or greater, keying her first and second in trifectas with her rivals here.

Running Totals: (526) 157-106-76 Total Dollar Return: $1,100.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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