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.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015


Coin Toss Came Up Heads


Hard to know which way to go in today's Forbidden Apple. Most of these appear to be looking for bigger game and with Saratoga just around the corner...

I decided to give the nod to Reload (5-2) over Vyjack (4-1). Don't think there will be much difference in the price considering Vyjack's terrific turf debut for new trainer Bill Mott, closing strongly for place behind King Kreesa who was allowed a soft early lead. Both will benefit from an anticipated stronger pace here.

Ultimately, we'll take the fresher of the two, one that's 1-for-1 at the trip and 2-for-2 on Elmont green.

Betting Reload to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Vyjack and mile specialist Grand Arch (3-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1774

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,548 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $103.60

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Friday, July 10, 2015


The Devil Made Me Do It


Interesting 7F turf sprint tops today's Belmont Park docket and while we prefer the early line second favorite, value is possible because we have a hunch that the crowd will go bigger on the early line third choice, Token of Love (3-1), and the Chad Brown dropdown, Dauphine Russe (9-5)

Devilish Love's (2-1) second place finish in her recent season's debut earned her a lifetime best on the Thoro-Graph scale but the improvement was incremental, slightly minimizing the chances of a regression. Further, it's been 70 days since that effort and she goes first time for Ben Perkins Jr., a profitable scenario.

Javier Castellano takes the call and her recent workout at her home base was first rate.

Taking Devilish Love to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with course loving Mah Jong Madness (6-1) and notch-dropping Dauphine Russe.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1773

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,546 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $105.60

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, July 09, 2015


Throwing Deep in the Feature


Today's 8th race feature at Belmont is a good one, a highly competitive seven-eighths for allowance/optional types on the main track which marks the return of the brilliant Havana (3-1).

Now he's been away over a year with an obvious issue but he's fast both early and late, his most recent work was exceptional, and Todd rarely embarrasses himself, especially considering these connections. The 4YO is well drawn outside, fits the shape nicely here, and Johnny will know what to do.

But we're going for some gusto. Praetereo (10-1) improved sharply off the Levine claim, has competitive figures and goes for a barn that's profitable with its turnbacks--and this guy is 3-for-9 at the trip.

Taking Praetereo to win at 6-1 of greater and key-boxing exacta with Havana and Belmont lover Classy Class (5-2).


Number of Selections since 2007: 1773

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 533-338

Amount Wagered: $3,546 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,651.60

Profit to Date: $105.60

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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