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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, April 02, 2015


Taking Big Blue Nation in Today’s Big A Draft


An interesting starter allowances for 3 & up fillies and mares sprinting 6 furlongs in today's 7th race from the Big A.

Found it a bit difficult separating two fillies at the top but decided that True Blue Nation's tactical speed and outside draw puts Cornelio Velasquez in a perfect spot to control the proceedings off the break. Trainer Danny Gargan is a profitable 21% with new acquisitions and when returning within today's time frame.

Live Love Laugh's top-figure 6F trip over this surface will make her formidable and Breach of Duty, ideally suited by today's race conditions, gets live apprentice Angel Cruz on the re-ride.

Taking Big Blue Nation to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with her rivals above.

That effort came when she was fresh, as did her maiden breaker while making her career debut.

Number of Selections since 2008: 1718

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 518-331

Amount Wagered: $3,436 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,550.00

Profit to Date: $114.00

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015


I Heard It Through the Red Vine


Today we're celebrating the return of New York racing to New York.

Wednesday's eighth race is a NW3/optional claimer featuring talented older runners and a wide open event it is. We're opting for any value we can find on Red Vine (5-1).

Not enamored of stakes wining's Did Cruz (5-2), we're betting him to be out of the number.

The contenders in this flat mile on the main track are part of entry Three Alarm Fire (7-2), making his third start off a layup and stretching out off two sprints, both profitable stats from Tom Albertrani and who gets Johnny in the boot, and Mali (3-1), 1-for-1 on main track and 3-for-3 at the distance, returning with profitable spacing for Chad Brown.

But Red Vine was extremely sharp--and fast--winning an inner-track two-turner, has been given plenty of recovery time by, and has been training up a storm for Christophe Clement's Payson division before shipping north. Fresh tactical speed and kick will serve him well in this spot and gets Manuel Franco on the re-ride.

Taking Red Vine to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his two rivals above. We'll add Kid Cruz 3rd to complete the TRI.

Number of Selections since 2008: 1717

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 517-331

Amount Wagered: $3,434 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,538.20

Profit to Date: $104.20

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Isabelle Sings Loudly in GP Feature


Change of scenery will do good-horse-circuit bettors some good when Keeneland opens next weekend in that you won't have Pletcher-Velazquez favorites to contend with in virtually every race. But until then it's something Feature Race bettors must deal with.

Ergo, Isabella Sings (8-5) is very difficult to beat on papers. She's run faster than the competition in her career, made a very solid return to win her 3YO debut last month and figures to move forward in her second start of the campaign like she did in 2014.

The interesting filly in today's featured Sanibel Island is Red Sashay (6-1) who needed her first start of the year and has had four solid works including a recent bullet for her return. Trainer Cibelli is profitable with this type of spacing and switches to Corey Lanerie, who's been riding well in recent days.

Taking Isabella Sings to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Red Sashay, and adding All in Fun (5-2) and potential price shot Miss Margaret to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2008: 1717

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 517-331

Amount Wagered: $3,434 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,538.20

Profit to Date: $104.20

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