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, January 14, 2012

A Very Special New York-bred Filly

There’s a pretty exciting filly in today’s Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct, a running New York-bred filly named Agave Kiss (5-2), trying open company for the first time. But I would let that dissuade her fans, not when she won both her starts by a combined 16 ¾ lengths.

The thing is she did it the right way. Her opening gambit was an extremely fast-for-the-class Compression Line followed up with a hot New Pace Top score in preliminary allowances. The connections think so much of her that she has remained under the late Carl Lizza’s Flying Zee Stable banner.

I can’t beat her at any price.

Taking Agave Kiss to win, no price restrictions, and keying her in super exotics with Dance To Bristol (6-1), Corderosa (8-1), Well Kept (5-1) and Perennial Song (7-2).

Running Totals: (1004) 309-202-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,130.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, January 13, 2012

Cutting to the Chase

Sorry folks, just getting tied on in South FLorida--computer hell!--no time for details

I have a horse to watch for today at Tampa Bay Downs:

Race 7--N.B.A. Money to win (7-2), no price restrictions, keying boxing in multiples with Cause I Said (10-1) and Purincat (3-1).

The Feature Race Analysis will return tomorrow in its regular format.

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I’m Warning You, It’s Paulette

Today’s feature at Tampa Bay Downs for 4 year old up fillies and mares is interesting in that it features a number of talented returnees and one that can provide value coming off the layup.

Don’t understand the enthusiasm for early line favorite Arabian Song (2-1) because while returning off a layup for an outfit quite effective with turf to dirt animals, her numbers and company lines are such that she deserves no discernible edge.

She is in top hands but the extreme outside slip at 7 furlongs could prove problematical.

Paulette Caveat (6-1) just inside her in the starting game is a proven quantity when fresh, raced very well on this strip at the last meet, earning figures that are likely to improve with the added maturity gained.

The barn is a very live 2 for 7 at this meet, is profitable with returning layoff runners, albeit from a small sample, and also is a worthy 3 for 7 going turf to dirt. This filly can finish, as can very solid finisher Pablo Morales.

Taking Paulette Caveat to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing her in multiples with the favorite and surface loving Throttle Up (8-1).

Running Totals: (1002) 309-202-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,130.70 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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