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.



Friday, January 15, 2016


King of the Friday Feature


What happens when two very impressive maiden winners collide in their second lifetime starts? You take the Pletcher runner. But seriously...

Actually, there's not much to separate Zulu (6-5) from Cardio Cowboy (7-2), except maybe a Pennsylvania bred vs. a Kentucky bred and a homebred vs. a $900,000 two year old purchase.

Then there's the faster figures, on anyone's scale, an outside post and a race over the track. The only possible drawback is that Zulu might have run a debut too fast to duplicate; then again he has more rest into this. Sometimes, you just have to give in:

Taking Zulu to win, no price restrictions, would reverse these two in exactas and consider including fast-working price shots Niigon's Edge (20-1) and Decisionsdecisions (15-1) in the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1920

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 576-369

Amount Wagered: $3,840 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,937.10

Profit to Date: $97.10

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Twenty and Won


Today's preliminary allowances flat-mile at Gulfstream Park is extremely wide open, complicated by the fact that there are many speed types, several stalkers, but few late runners that have demonstrated they have as much overall talent as their faster rivals.

In this toss-up, match-up, Twenty in One (4-1) has enough upside off the recent Tomlinson claim and the right style to stalk and pounce, a tack that likely will get this difficult job done.

We're taking Twenty in One to win at early line odds or greater, and will look at recently improved How's My Gold (9-2) and price shot Tar and Feather (12-1) exotically.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1919

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 575-369

Amount Wagered: $3,838 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,933.10

Profit to Date: $95.10

Written by John Pricci



 
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


I’m Flattered


I liked the individual when he was briefly on the TC trail at 3; why not as a newly turned 4-year-old, especially since breaking maiden in debut, Ami's Flatter (4-1) never run in an allowance race.

In fact, he was second to Bluegrass Singer in the Mucho Macho Man then ran into the hot Ocean Knight and Carpe Diem at Tampa. THis will be his return following a non-effort try in the Queen's Plate. Obviously, something went wrong and now he's back.

He's shown an affinity for GP, has a sharp 5F work signaling readiness for return, is nicely drawn outside at this trip, fits dynamics and attracts Johnny; 5-2 is a fair price.

Taking Ami's Flatter to win and considering key boxes with a pair of possible value shots; quick working returnee No More Music (8-1), and sharp, class-rising Muntij (6-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1918

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 574-369

Amount Wagered: $3,836 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,928.70

Profit to Date: $92.70

Written by John Pricci



 
 

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