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.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.



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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Sunday, August 31, 2014


Todd vs Todd vs Rudy


The penultimate Grade 1 of Saratoga 145 is the Spinaway Stakes for juvenile fillies with race caller Tom Durkin bringing down the curtain on an extraordinary 43-year career. We believe Angela Renee (2-1) will be the name of the last winner called by the multi-faceted announcer.

When last seen, the filly was a do-the-dirty-work second to a brilliant undefeated filly named Cavorting. Without that rival running back, it will be Todd's other entrant, the very fast maiden Curlina (7-2) that will prove the main danger. The blinkers should help focus Angela and a softer pace at the added distance should enable her to race a bit more comfortably.

Taking Angela Renee to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with her stablemate and impressive maiden winner Condo Commando (4-1).

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



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Saturday, August 30, 2014


Second Verse Same As the First


Plenty of stakes action on the final Saturday of Saratoga 145 but none more significant than the G1 Woodward--even with the return of Horse of the Year Wise Dan following colic surgery in the G2 Baruch.

Try as I might, I couldn't honestly beat favorite Moreno (2-1), even if his Whitney runner-up, Itsmyluckyday (5-2), is adding blinkers and draws the pole.

But it's hard to envision where Whitney winner Moreno won't control the pace once again, putting his rivals in a damned-of-you-do-and-if-you-don't scenario. Further, he reaffirmed his affinity for this surface in the Whitney and returned to work brilliantly last weekend for this.

Taking Moreno to win, no price restrictions, an exacta key-box first and second with Itsmyluckyday and the freshened Zivo (5-1), and adding surface lover Micromanage (8-1) and the newly blinkered Norumbega (10-1) to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1603

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-310-247

Amount Wagered: $3,206 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $83.20



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