Pricci's Free Daily Feature Race Analysis

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.

In addition to his race analysis, John will provide commentary in a weekly "On the Line" column and daily blogs under the "Pricci's Morning Line" banner.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Versatility the Key for Keertana

The good news is that another turf marathon feature is scheduled at Keeneland; today it’s the Grade 3 Bewitch at a mile and a half for older fillies and mares. The bad news is that in good conscience it’s very difficult to go passed the favorite.

Keertana (5-2) is a proven marathon performer, her style is versatile enough to beat you from close range or behind and owns the consistently best performance figures--especially on this ground.

Further, she’s training up a storm for turf ace Tom Proctor and goes very well for regular rider Jose Lezcano, enjoying a very productive 2011.

Taking Keertana to win, no price restrictions, and boxing her in the exacta with Euro invader Honimiere (12-1), making her U.S. debut for Roger Attfield, profitable with returning layups of 90 days or greater, Javier Castellano in the boot.

Running Totals: (850) 267-175-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Treasure of the Sierra Alpha

Interesting feature to begin the final days of the Keeneland meet, a mile and a half on the turf that drew a well matched field of seven.

En Fuego (2-1) is very likely to go favored off his big finish at the distance following a layup last out, Christophe Clement switching to Garrett Gomez. He was also a good second on this course at the trip last fall.

But the interesting horse is 4 year old Sierra Alpha (5-2) who has the most upside and finished strongly to win his U. S. debut at the distance in South Florida but lost the victory via a controversial DQ.

Sharp enough to win on the turnback last out, he stretches back out for his owner-trainer and Jose Lezcano gets along with him very well.

Taking Sierra Alpha to win at 5-2 or greater, an exacta box with En Fuego and Center Divider, working well locally for his first start for Chad Brown.

Running Totals: (849) 267-175-117 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Horoscope Says It’s Cal Nation

For a detailed analysis of today’s Jerome from Aqueduct Race Course, see Pricci Morning Line on the HRI Lead Page

Taking Cal Nation to win at 2-1 or greater, and exacta box with Astrology, and adding Rattlesnake Ridge, Isn’t He Perfect and Adios Charlie to the trifecta mix.

Running Totals: (847) 267-175-116 Total Dollar Return: $1,860.50 [win selections only] {Friday‘s results not included}

Written by John Pricci


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