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.



Wednesday, February 07, 2018


Spending Quality Time at the Wickets


Time to go the the videotape. Never mind that Chris Clement is excellent with LAY-3 runners, all one needs is to check out the Jumby Time race that Quality Time (3-1) comes out of.

Tyler committed to saving ground on the fence and it might have worked had the filly not been sloughed in mid-stretch, forcing Gaffalione to check. Regaining stride as quickly as possible, she finished well but too late. Too late for win but good enough for show and an energetic gallop out after the wire.

Taking Quality Time to win at 2-1 or greater, key-boxing exactas with Sound Defence (5-1) and April Rose (4-1), adding price shot Missimard (30-1) to the super-exotics mix.

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2441

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 726-488

Amount Wagered: $4,882 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,938.10

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $56.10


Written by John Pricci

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Friday, February 02, 2018


From Sprint to Route


We'll start in Hallandale with the G3 Swale in which 3YOs will find out two things: Can they stretch out and do they class up? We won't take a favorite to prove that point.

Tricks to Doo (3-1) was very good at Tampa last out and returned to work strongly out of that race. We'll bet on his experience over a brilliantly fast debut winner Strike Power (7-5) and another experienced rival who handled his dirt debut in first rate style in his first try in Hallandale, Piven (4-1).

Taking Tricks to Doo at 5-2 or greater to win the Swale and key-boxing exactas with his rivals here.

Meanwhile, Bal Harbour (6-1) is leaving SoFla after a game, troubled placing in the Mucho Macho Man and is headed to the Withers because Todd want's to find out about his ability to handle added distance. He's earned a chance to meet better in a graded stakes.

Taking Bal Harbour to win the Withers at 9-2 or greater and key-boxing multiples with favorites Avery Island (8-5) and Firenze Fire (9-5).


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Number of Selections since 2007: 2439

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 726-488

Amount Wagered: $4,878 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,938.10

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $60.10


Written by John Pricci



 
 

Taking the Upside Has its Price


Today's sprint feature at Gulfstream is a tough puzzle but we're going to wager that South American 4YO Forze Mau (10-1), second in the Caribbean Sprint on U.S. debut, reverts to his south of the Equator form reuniting with Javier Castellano.

The knock is he's slow early but he's very fast late and there's a chance he'll get beneficial fractions and better spacing then he had in his second run here in which, like the first, rolled home too late. Interesting price shot.

Taking Forze Mau to win at 6-1 or greater, keying exacta boxes with Fast Friar (4-1) and Quinientos (12-1), and adding Rock and Fellers (9-5) to the exotics mix.

I was excited to read press releases about the coast to coast to coast Special Pick 4 on Saturday, coupling races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Since the sequence begins with some of the worst maiden claimers on the grounds in New York, I refuse to play the wager. This time, I will not accept greed as proper motivation for boosting handle. So I'm having my private little boycott day. I like to play, but I won't BE played.

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Number of Selections since 2007: 2438

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 726-488

Amount Wagered: $4,876 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,938.10

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: 49.6%

Profit to Date: $62.10


Written by John Pricci



 
 

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