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, December 03, 2011


Making Beautiful Music in New Orleans


The Claiming Crown series has taken a hit in recent years but someof the races still remain interesting. Such as the big featureat Fair Grounds today, the Claiming Crown Jewel.

Michael Maker has this race surrounded and Harmonizer (3-1) has done his best racing at today's trip and over this strip; he fits race shape nicely and is well drawn inside. He had sharp breeze for this, exits a key race (two next-out winners) and is 3-for-5 over this ground.

Taking Harmonizer to win at 5-2 or greater and boxing him in the exacta with his uncoupled mate, Almutasib (8-5).

Running Totals: (976) 301-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,083.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Friday, December 02, 2011


She’ll Run Good, That’s a Promise


Today’s Aqueduct feature is a secondary allowances for fillies and mares sprinting six furlongs. The fastest filly by definition, Promise Me A Cat (5-2), one that has been tested in stakes company and is from a barn that’s an otherworldly 34% with returnees of 90 days or longer is going to be a very tough out.

Add to that the fact the filly seems to fit the race dynamics perfectly with a projected clear run at the early leaders from her outside slip, she’s working well and David Cohen, who does a lot of winning for David Jacobson, takes the call here.

Compelled to take Promise Me A Cat, no price restrictions, and keying her first and second in multiple exotics with Honest Gold (8-1), Flying Train (6-1) and Taconic Victory (5-1).

Running Totals: (975) 301-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,083.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, December 01, 2011


Right Way Corrigan?


Today’s featured eighth race at Aqueduct is a preliminary allowances/optional claiming going a mile on the winter track and it looks like a good spot to throw deep.

Based on excellent performance figures, top connections and race dynamics, Lubango (5-2) is a worthy favorite which will take a lot of catching and beating.

But it’s Joe Corrigan (15-1), coming off a Turf Decline Line with a favorable distance and surface switch and picks up the talented apprentice, Irad Ortiz.

Since his last, he’s come back to work out with purpose and owns enough tactical speed with inside position to put himself in this from the start. He’s won at the distance and over this surface.

Taking Joe Corrigan to win at 8-1 or greater and an exacta box with the favorite here.

Running Totals: (974) 301-195-139 Total Dollar Return: $2,083.90 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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