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.



Friday, August 04, 2017


Rain, Rain Stay Away


Hope the rain keeps up as today's G2 Hall of Fame for 3YO turf runners is a beauty and hopefully we get to see the best of Yoshida (7-2) today.

Mott trainee had very little chance after Oscar Performance got away with a half-mile in 49 2/5 over a firm course and had enough to sprint her final quarter in 23 in the G1 Belmont Derby. Under the circumstances, Yoshida remained one paced.

With that conditioning, the turn-back suits, and while there isn't a ton of pace signed on, it figures to be much livelier than the longer Belmont event.

Taking Yoshida to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with Big Handsome (3-1)

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2336

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 700-466

Amount Wagered: $4,672 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,767.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$95.50


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Thursday, August 03, 2017


Diving into the Spa Feature


Today's Birdstone marathon at 14 furlongs is a real head-scratcher. Oh, there's good form, and plenty of class lines. The problem is are the classy horses set for their best and are the sharp horses good enough to handle the trip.

We're taking our best hold with Scuba (9-2), who appears to have been pointed here directly by Brendan Walsh. His figures are competitive enough and he is a Grade 2 winner at the distance on the Breeders' Cup Friday undercard.

He didn't threaten in his first two of the year then was fairly competitive, making a threatening run only to be blocked in midstretch. Today, the blinkers are back on, Walsh is 23% going synth to dirt, and is 3-for-his last 8 when teaming up with Carmouche. The price should be fair.

Taking Scuba to win at 4-1 or greater and boxing the exacta with the fast Tu Brutus (7-5), looking to rebound here.

*****

Number of Selections since 2007: 2335

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 700-465

Amount Wagered: $4,670 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,767.50

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$97.50


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Tuesday, August 01, 2017


An Apology and a Saver…


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Taking advantage of a dark day to catch up with the HRI Faithful.

We share a server with five other sports sites. For four days, all were taken off line because of a programming error did not allow us access the backend of the sites to post our content. Hopefully, the issues has been resolved permanently. Alas, we shall see.

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There you will find the Feature Race Analysis and any columns that normally appear on a publishing schedule in which Tom Jicha, Mark Berner and myself post commentary on a regular basis, plus an occasional offering from independent fan/player, Indulto.

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John Pricci, executive editor

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