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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Saturday, September 06, 2014


Less Than Legendary, Better Than 8-5


Today's feature is an unusual restricted stakes, unusual in that today is the first Saturday of the championship meet. It's what happens when you bundle graded stakes on one or two programs.

The race is impossible, a field of six horses going a mile and a half on turf. Can you say trip; can you say rider's race?

I can say Horse for Course. I can say fresh, pointed toward this. I can say talented low profile connections up from Fair Hill with a Maryland-based rider. I can say Legendary (5-2).

And so we're taking Legendary to win at 8-5 or greater and an exacta box with Elnaawi (5-1).


Number of Selections since 2007: 1606

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-312-248

Amount Wagered: $3,212 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $77.20



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Friday, September 05, 2014


This Little Horsey Stayed Home


More questions than answers in this spot since most of the small group are coming off bad lines, mini-layups, barn changes and all the rest. We're betting that venue will make the difference.

Integrity (5-1) is not as accomplished as most of his rivals but the 4YO is late developing, has been in steady training since June-his last month at this track-he's 1-for-2 at the trip and has won half his 4 Big Sandy starts. The presence of Castellano and an outside slip should provide the edge in a difficult puzzle.

Taking Integrity to win at 7-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Alpha (5-1), rank in his hot-paced return, and the in-form Stormin Monarcho (5-2).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1605

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-312-247

Amount Wagered: $3,210 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $79.20

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Monday, September 01, 2014


At This Stage, Experience Trumps Brilliance


Today's Grade 1 Hopeful, going as the 4th race, brings to a close an extremely entertaining Saratoga racing season, or, when they're good, run'em, which is what Tony Dutrow is doing with I Spent It (2-1).

The colt was exceptionally game to overcome trouble in the Saratoga Special and he'll need that experience to defeat the brilliant Competitive Edge (6-5) and Requite (4-1).

Taking I Spent It to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing in exactas with his rivals here.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1604

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-311-247

Amount Wagered: $3,208 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $81.20 {Sunday results not included}

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