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.



Saturday, July 08, 2017


Leading the Charge for the Stars and Stripes


Analysis courtesy of Tote Busters. Click on http://www.johnpricci.com for more information

RACE 6: Grade 3 DWYER STAKES 3-Year-Olds 1 Mile

2 – ****BATTALION RUNNER (6-5)
Pricci Energy Rating: 90
Last out placing in Irish War Cry’s key-race Wood (2 wins from 4 next-out runners) attests to talent and class. Proven very good when fresh. Tactics dependent on Castellano aboard True Timber, but can shake loose. Belmont bullets signal readiness for Todd/Johnny team.

3 – ****PRACTICAL JOKE (7-5) PER: 88
Excellent effort when 5th in Louisville after game Blue Grass and Fountain of Youth placings. Grade 1 winner at 2 on this track at the trip. Pointing to bigger, this appears to be Jim Dandy or Haskell prep. Can still win, of course, becoming fifth subsequent winner out of KY Derby.

5 – ***GIUSEPPE THE GREAT (5-1) PER: 92 [7F]
Excellent placing behind American Anthem’s monster run in G2 Woody Stephens, coming up to added trip perfectly. Seven-Win Tyler up from SoFla for the re-ride. Projected live pace suits style; 48.4B 2nd fastest of 73 peers week of JUL 1.

Taking Battalion Runner to win at 8-5 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with Practical Joker and Giuseppe the Great.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2324

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-462

Amount Wagered: $4,648 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .499%

Profit to Date:
$104.00

Above is part of our Late Pick 5 analysis at Belmont Park today and we will be offering a weekly Pick 5 product for opening day and every Saturday throughout the 2017 Saratoga race meet

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Friday, July 07, 2017


Lift a Glass to Los Borrachos


Today's nominal feature at Belmont is an NX2 optional claimer featuring a very competitive group. Consequently, we throwing deep.

What's not to like about Los Borrachos (8-1)?

A first-time gelding making its first start off the Danny Gargan claim--a barn that's batting 25% at the meet--he suits the dynamics nicely, especially today's hybrid distance at which he's 1-1-0 from three lifetime starts.

Taking Los Borrachos to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the developing Moon Over a Beauty (5-2) from the live Violette shed, and either of the David Jacobson stable coupling (4-1), El Charro or Brimstone.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2323

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-462

Amount Wagered: $4,646 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .499%

Profit to Date:
$106.00

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017


Handsome Is as Handsome Does


Today's firecracker feature at Belmont is the Manila for 3YO turf specialists sprinting one mile on the Widener course. Big Handsome (1-1) is going for his fourth straight as he's being very deliberately managed. No big story here; check out the video of his Pennine Ridge, his second straight on Belmont turf. He was awesome.

Taking Big Handsome to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Secretary At War (10-1), and adding Holiday Stone (12-1) and Bricks and Mortar (5-2) beneath in super-exotics.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2322

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 697-461

Amount Wagered: $4,644 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,752.00

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$108.00

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