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.



Sunday, June 23, 2019


Show Me the Money


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BELMONT PARK R8: NY Stallion Series [TURF]


If half the early line price on Veteran's Beach (6-1) is available nearing post time, I'll be all in. Third at this distance in the Laurel Futurity at 2, he should find a return to state-bred stakes opposition more to his liking in his second start this season.

His figures are straight forward, there appears to be enough speed signed on to suit his rally style, as does an outside post at the 7 furlong trip with David Donk reaching out for main man Johnny V, who will be needing a little 'vacation money' in the very near future.

All four of his siblings are winners, two of them on grass, one of the four won a stakes. As stated, taking Veteran's Beach at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with promising maiden Rinaldi (12-1) and uncoupled mate, Bankable Tale (20-1).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2788

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 820-567

Amount Wagered:
$5,570 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $5,428.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.8%

Running Win Totals: Minus $149.70

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Saturday, June 22, 2019


A Hudson River Trifecta


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BELMONT PARK R9: Wild Applause Stakes


Going a mile on a rain softened course, Nova Sol (5-2) handles any ground and is highly likely to improve in second U.S. start. Breaking from the rail in Pimlico's Hilltop, she trailed early and flew home late for place, arguably best as the race was run. The faster early pace around one turn should suit nicely. Taking Nova Sol to win at 2-1 or greater and an exacta box with pace compromised Feel Glorious (3-1) picking up Joel.

MONMOUTH PARK R10: G3 Iselin Stakes

The last time Bal Harbour (3-1) was at Monmouth nothing went right. Following an awkward start, he was out of position early, rallied wide at precisely the wrong place, kept grinding to finish third but could not make up the ground. Leaving it up to Jersey Joe to help make amends here. Taking 5-2 or better to win and boxing the exacta with the proven, newly blinkered Diamond King (2-1).

Race 11 Grade 1 United Nations
: Looking for Todd Pletcher to complete a late double with Channel Cat (7-2), a man who is profitable lifetime in LAY-3 situations. In his last at Belmont day, 4YO marathoner was going well at the finish of the G1 Manhattan, albeit after the fact. Stretching out another furlong will only help his chances. Taking Channel Cat to win at 3-1 or more and key-boxing exactas with both Mike Maker trainees; Zulu Alpha (4-1) and Bigger Picture (3-1).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2785

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 820-565

Amount Wagered:
$5,570 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $5,428.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.8%

Running Win Totals: Minus $143.70

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Thursday, June 20, 2019


Chess in Two Dimensions at Churchill


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FRIDAY'S SELECTION AT BELMONT PARK WAS SCRATCHED


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Today's co-featured 5th at Churchill for allowance types going a mile and a sixteenth looks open on paper but Chess Chief (7-2) has upside to break through this condition.

First, there's class relief as he exits two stakes, his last a key event at OP from which two horses have come back to win.

As a 3-year-old he gets weight from major contenders and his TG line looks explosive, even if he's not as fast as his main rivals. The Stewart barn has been live and is very effective when adding blinkers, the case here.

We're betting Chess Chief to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the streaking Mississippi (9-2) and the consistent Beantown Boys (9-2).

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2784

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 820-565

Amount Wagered:
$5,568 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $5,428.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.8%

Running Win Totals: Minus $141.70

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