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, October 01, 2017


Only the Best Will Do


Today's G3 Miss Grillo is a skullbuster but interesting because while Oblation (2-1) is a most deserving favorite, there are plenty of challengers, and one that has a chance to fall between the cracks is Best Performance (5-1).

Her stakes debut at quirky Kentucky Downs was a first rate placing after losing too much ground at two crucial junctures. The pedigree is there for the stretch-out, she's making her second run off the layup, and the switch to Rosario can shake this miss up with a well timed late run.

Taking Best Performance to win at 4-1 or better and key boxing exactas with the favorite and Euro import, first-time Chad and Lasix Africa (4-1).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2372

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-473

Amount Wagered: $4,744 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $60.20 {Friday & Saturday results not included}

Written by John Pricci

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Saturday, September 30, 2017


A Joy to Behold


In today's nominal feature, the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, the biggest Grade 1 of the afternoon, I'm torn.

Believe that Oscar Performance (3-1) is a legitimate star turfer, and that theory will be tested in his maiden run vs. his elders. And he's the likely controlling speed, dangerous at any trip, even a mile and a half.

But we need to fade Sadler's Joy (4-1) who finally has come into his own at 4.

His virtues are obvious; he has improved incrementally virtually his entire career, never stops trying, loves the distance, and was very sharp in his blowout for this earlier this week.

We'll take Sadler's Joy at anything close to early line odds to win, and exacta key boxes with the three-year-old and hard-hitting Money Multiplier (7-2).

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2372

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-473

Amount Wagered: $4,744 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $60.20 {Friday results not included}

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017


If At First You Don’t Succeed… Reload ADW


I'm streaky, but this recent run raises absurd to a new level...

Thursday, we believed a Chad Brown-trained favorite was unbeatable; Friday we're putting ourselves in a position to have his horse beat me.

That's the way the game works, right?

Brown saddles Black Sea (8-5) in today's 10-furlong allowance turf feature, but we'll try to upset him with Tathqeef (5-2).

Four-year-old McLaughlin trainee has more upside, better spacing, competitive figures and the aggressive Carmouche should assure he'll be in this throughout.

Taking Tathqeef to win at 2-1 or greater and a exacta box with the favorite.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2372

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 705-473

Amount Wagered: $4,744 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,804.20

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .497%

Profit to Date: $60.20

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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