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, 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}



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Friday, August 08, 2014


Hot Barn Will Give No Quarter


Even though it drew seven horses overnight, very competitive renewal of the G2 Hall of Fame Stakes. Bobby's Kitten (7-5), the most accomplished, is a deserving favorite (7-5). Bashart, 2-for-2 on Spa turf and at the distance (4-1) is an obvious contender, and is the troubled-last out, aptly named Long On Value (5-1).

But no barn has been hotter than Graham Motion's, whose Give No Quarter (3-1) comes off a strong-finish allowance win in a large field making his season's debut at Belmont last month, Mr. Motion is a profitable 22% effective in LAY-2 scenarios, there looks to be sufficient speed up front and Maragh takes a return call with pole position. Tiz Wonderful cot has lots of upside.

Taking Give No Quarter at early line odds or greater and keying first and second in super-exotics with his rivals here.

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

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Thursday, August 07, 2014


Micromanaging Sometimes Is Required


Today's feature is the Birdstone Stakes at 14 furlongs as the marathon theme continues but the only difference here is that this one's on dirt.

Between this and yesterday's John's Call, Todd cross-entered in both races; you be the trainer. On Wednesday on turf, not his proven surface, he is 3-1 on the early line. On Thursday, on his surface and against fewer and less accomplished runners, he's 4-5. What would you do?

I would take Micromanage to win, no price restrictions, and box him in the exacta with Don Dulce (7-2).


Number of Selections since 2007: 1583

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 483-306-242

Amount Wagered: $3,166 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,269.00

Profit to Date: $103.00




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