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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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Mosler to Find His Mojo


Interesting allowance feature going as the 8th race mixed with a nice blend of over and underachieving runners, and we're going for some gusto.

Mosler (6-1) was a million dollar purchase that has not as yet panned out. Rank in his belated return to the race, he ran off in very fast fractions down the Spa backstretch and understandably tired thereafter.

Mott trainee broke his maiden on this track, at this trip at 2, now makes his second start off the layup with two sharp works, shifts outside, switches to Rosario and the blinkers are removed, a profitable 29% scenario for this barn.

Taking Mosler to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing the exacta with Demander (12-1), 1-for-1 at the trip, and Surfing USA (2-1), eliminated at the start of his recent mid-season return.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1608

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-313-249

Amount Wagered: $3,216 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $73.20

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Rosario the Key in ‘Rider’s Race’


Today's Belmont feature is one of those trappy, short fields of six with five betting interests. We hate these "rider's races," especially when we're not sure what the pace dynamics will be. We're hopeful that Evening Shot (2-1) gets the best trip.

We're not wild about the rail position but she owns versatile style and some affinity for the 6-1/2 furlong hybrid distance. In Joel Rosario we're gambling on a rider who can read races very well and trainer Steve Klesaris, attempt in LAY-3 scenarios, is having a profitable 2014 across all races.

Taking Evening Shot to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing exactas with logical fave La Madrina (1-1) and versatile, well drawn part of entry, Expression (4-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1607

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-313-248

Amount Wagered: $3,214 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $75.20

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Sunday, September 07, 2014


Development Key to Sky Beauty


Two restricted feature events and for us it will be ladies first. More specifically, Katie's Garden (7-5).

John Shirreffs is a horseman that understands slow, incremental development, showing that trait consistently in his career. In the case of this 4-year-old filly, she's gotten good and has continued her improvement.

Her spacing is ideal, the dynamics suit, and her outside slip in a small field, and with Johnny taking a return call, she can control this event from right on top of the pace and move when it suits her rider.

Taking Katie's Garden to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with surface-loving Toasting (7-2).

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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