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.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Offering the Right Plan in Today’s Awad at Belmont


Difficult to get away from the worthy favorite in today's Awad Stakes at Belmont Park for juveniles going two turns. There are some interesting possibilities but they will need to improve rather significantly to upset Offering Plan (2-1) in this spot.

Postward twice going long for leading trainer Chad Brown, both races have been excellent a first-out maiden win coming from far back followed by very willing third after chasing the pace while losing ground throughout. The mini-turn-back to a mile and switch to Irad should should get this sharp colt back on the winning track.

Taking Offering Plan to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing him in exactas with super-sharp A Lot (4-1) and Vision Perfect (7-2) who finished ahead of the choice with an easier trip in the G3 Pilgrim.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1633

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,266 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

]Profit to Date: $118.80

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Saturday, October 25, 2014


The Skinny on Belmont’s Co-Featured Chelsea Flower


Today's co-featured Chelsea Flower looks more interesting that the G3 Bold Ruler because of the opportunity for value with a New York-bred tackling open company.

Our Energy Ratings indicate that Skinner Box is as good or better than many in this bulky with the exception of a few of the favorites. At 12-1 on the early line, I'll take my chances.

With a good forecast and with the meeting coming to a close, we don't see this event being moved from the Widener Turf to dirt. Besides, she was a good third on yielding ground in the G2 Natalma at Woodbine following a troubled start, she has tactical speed from an inside post and can finish as her change-of-pace in that Canadian route attests.

Her blowout was the fastest of 28 juvenile fillies to work at the Big A last week and Rick Violette taps main go-to guy, Jose Ortiz.

Taking Skinner Box to win at 8-1 or better and boxing her in exactas with strong contender Ack Naughty (7-2) and adding another price shot, My Cara Mia (15-1), getting first-Lasix, to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1632

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,264 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

]Profit to Date: $120.80

Written by John Pricci

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Friday, October 24, 2014


Condition Book Special Looms in Belmont Feature


Today's Belmont Park feature is a preliminary allowances for 3s and older sprinting 6 furlongs and it's those conditions that seem to point squarely at Duval.

Not only is this late developing 3YO improving for Steve Asmussen at the right time but his recent blowout win at Parx does count in today's conditions that makes an exception for state-bred winners.

He had little problem defeating Pa.-breds last out, his figures are ascending, the spacing is perfect and an inside slip and Castellano should get this guy on his way immediately.

We'll take Duval to win with no price restrictions, and key-box exactas with lightly raced and promising Mott trainee, Round, and David Jacobson's equally well spotted Dyker Beach.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1631

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-317-251

Amount Wagered: $3,262 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,384.80

]Profit to Date: $122.80 {Thursday results not included}

Written by John Pricci

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