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.



Thursday, August 04, 2011


Dropdown Rules the Day


Today's main track feature is the listed Birdstone Stakes for older horses racing once around the park. While Rule might appear to have a disappointing profile, things like that happen when you compete in graded company for nearly two years, the fall of his 2-year-old season and if it weren't for bad luck, well, you know the rest. He suffered through a very tough trip when third in the G1 Donn and most recently, making his first start off a layup, he went head to head throughout very tesing fractions before settling for third behind Kensei who came back to run very well on the haskell card. Class relief and reunites with Castellano.

Taking Rule to win at 8-5 or greater and key boxing him in exactas with Gautier and Glenwood Canyon.

Running Totals: (901) 285-182-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,962.40 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


I Be Eating Chalk


Today's feature is the John Morrissey for state-bred sprinters which looms a two horse affair between the faster Be Bullish (8-5), claimed by the hot George Weaver for Mike Repole vs. the Anstu Stable runner Ibboyee (7-5), trained by... wait for it... Todd Pletcher. No guesswork here. Prefer class figure over speed figure, and a preference for the Spa surface over a distance specialist.

Taking Ibboyee to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta over Be Bullish.


Running Totals: (900) 284-182-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,957.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Monday, August 01, 2011


Arch Traveler Should Love This Setup


The Amsterdam Stakes is a highly competitive 6-1/2 furlongs with no shortage of high class gas. The horse with the tactical speed, inside position, a sharp recent work and one who fits the race shape is Arch Traveler (4-1). Given that the Grade 2 marks the return of To Honor And Serve, it would seem that a playable price is assured.

Taking Arch Traveler to win at 7-2 or greater and key boxing him in the exacta with Justin Philip (3-1) and Caleb's Posse (12-1).

Running Totals: (899) 284-182-123 Total Dollar Return: $1,957.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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