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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Monday, August 11, 2014

Can’t Walk Passed Clement’s Undefeated Filly

Man, these turf stakes have been head-scratchers up here and here comes the Tenski for good measure.

After some deliberation, trying to make a couple of price horses, I couldn't help to get back to the favorite, Walk Close (5-2).

It's not because she's undefeated, which she is, but because in the Wild Applause downstate, she had no pace in front of her and still went and wore done her rivals with a powerful late burst.

Two of her three wins have come at today's trip--albeit this one is around two turns--and Christophe Clement has cooled off some after a sensational Belmont stand, but Irad Ortiz? I'm running out of superlatives. He is riding with extreme confidence these days, making the right decisions, then timing many of his stakes wins just right.

Given the competition, I will need 2-1 or better on Walk Close to win, and will key-box her in the exacta with Courageous Julie (15-1) and adding the uncoupled Chad pair to the super-exotics mix; Hillhouse High (4-1) and Sweet Acclaim (3-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1587

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 484-307-244

Amount Wagered: $3,174 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,272.00

Profit to Date: $98.00

Written by John Pricci

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

It Should be a Lot E-Z er Today

With apologies to the fairer sex, we'll look at the Grade 2 coltsa in the Adirondack Special as opposed to the ladies in the G2 Adirondack.

There are all sorts of new speed balls shipping in for this event but we believe the winner will come from the Sanford earlier this meet. Of the three coming out of there, Mr. Z (8-1) is preferred.

Yes, Cinco Charlie was extremely game and Nonno's Boy did suffer through a tough trip, too, but none tougher than Mr. Z who had to bull his way out of trouble, bumping hard with the eventual winner, getting through between rivals, while the winner had a clear run outside.

Taking Mr. Z to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing him first and second with his rivals here.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1586

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 484-306-244

Amount Wagered: $3,172 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,272.00

Profit to Date: $100.00

Written by John Pricci

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Call Him Jack Milton

Today's featured FOurstardave probably is more notable for who's not running than who is. But there's still a chance that Wise Dan will make an appearance at this meet. But of the six horses we're left with, we'll take any value being offered with Jack Milton.

Silver Max (9-5) is a deserving favorite as the most accomplished and owning high early speed and pole position. But Jack Milton, getting class relief here and returning with ideal spacing, rates a small upset call. Perhaps Sayaad will give us an assist, hounding the favorite and allowing Johnny to bide his time while saving ground.

Taking Jack Milton to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing in exactas with the favorite and Seek Again (3-1), also getting some class relief in this spot.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1584

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 484-306-242

Amount Wagered: $3,168 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,272.00

Profit to Date: $104.00 {Friday results not included}

Written by John Pricci

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