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 15, 2010

Strike While the Eagle Is Hot

The NYRA, again building the Pick 6 carryover, has taken today’s allowance feature out of its customary eighth race spot. The six-horse event goes as today’s third race.

It’s trappy in that the group is all pretty quick, with fresh horses, sophomores and elders, all at varying stages of development. Four of the six have a better chance than the other pair, and the early favorite, Winning Touch (9-5), could be any kind of racehorse

Freshened by Chad Brown since winning his rapidly run debut at Saratoga in July, Winning Touch was given sufficient recovery time by his teacher. His performance figure is the fastest in the race over fast footing and his outside post and tactical speed should insure a good trip.

However, we’ll take the potential value offered on Eagle Strike (5-1), the only three-time winner over this surface, albeit over weaker rivals, and the five year old never has been better than he is right now. Further, he’s had a sharp work in preparation, earned his best figure on this track, and fits the race shape nicely, in position to take advantage of an anticipated lively pace.

Taking Eagle Strike to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with Winning Touch.

Running Totals: (727) 239-151-97 Total Dollar Return: $1,649.20 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Winchester Has Bowling Green in His Sights

For a brief look at some of today’s entrants, please see Pricci Morning Line on the lead page

Taking Winchester (2-1) to win, no price restrictions, and, going for the gusto, keying him first and second in the multiples with Simmard (10-1), Grand Couturier (8-1), Al Khali (4-1), Interpatation (15-1), Followmyfootsteps (15) and Jeune-turc (12-1).

Running Totals: (726) 239-150-97 Total Dollar Return: $1,649.20 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Monday, September 06, 2010

The Real Deal

The final Grade 1 of the New York season is the Hopeful and it feature two exciting maiden winners.

Wine Police (5-2) was very impressive winning his only start here, earning an excellent figure with good energy distribution. Given the relation from pace to final figure is an indication that 7 furlongs should be within his scope second time out.

Unfortunately for this colt, he runs into Boys At Tosconova (8-5) who gives every indication that he is the real deal. His Equiform performance figure is the largest we’ve every seen for a juvenile maiden winner--by a lot.

Not getting fancy here, taking Boys At Tosconova to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta with Wine Police. Trifecta players can add Stay Thirsty (4-1) to their mix.

Running Totals: (725) 238-150-97 Total Dollar Return: $1,646.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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