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.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mott’s Filly Will Soar

The difference between the favorites in Sunday's Grade 3 Noble Damsel, Aviate (8-5) and Unbridled Humor (9-5), is that the former earns her best figures at today's one-mile trip, even though her rival is a perfect 2-for-2 at the route. Today's Euro import doesn't appear to have the same credentials as yesterday's Garden City runnerup. The home team repeats.

Taking Aviate to win, no price restrictions.

Running Totals: (933) 293-189-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,021.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Altogether Now: Memories…Memories…

The thing about Winter Memories (8-5) getting beaten in the Lake Placid at the Spa, owing to pilot error, is that you will get a little better price next time out; perhaps still not worth betting but better odds nonetheless. The gray beast will go postward with a new jockey, Javier Castellano, now among America's elite riders with a deft hand on grass. At 2-for-2 over the course and 9 furlongs to work with, she is taken to make amends.

Taking Winter Memories to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Hungry Island (3-1), very impressive winning the aforementioned Saratoga Stakes. Also expect that More Than Real (8-1) will run much better this afternoon.

Running Totals: (932) 292-189-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,017.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, September 16, 2011

A Cure for the Summertime Blues

Today's BHelmont Park feature, the Jazzy Stakes, the Summng for three-yerar-old turf runners going a mile on the Widener Course to us is all about the distance, freshness, and who has the look of being pointed specifically to this spot. If that runner isn't Adirondack Summer, I don't know who else it might be.

Freshened during the Spa meet, trainer Christophe Clement has put this guy on the fence in the mornings and he looks ready to roll in this short field. Nicely drawn outside with a history of racing well fresh, his best figure came at today's trip, so why not again here?

Taking Adirondack Summer to win, no price restrictions, and boxing hm in exactas with Top Surprise, going first out for Naipaul Chatterpaul, who reaches out for Castellano in this spot.

Running Totals: (931) 292-188-131 Total Dollar Return: $2,017.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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