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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Who Do You Like? Pletcher or Pletcher

Today’s featured Real Prize Stakes might have only drawn five entrants but this is a trappy event; be forewarned.

In this one Todd Pletcher has himself to beat with an uncoupled entry of Love And Pride (8-5) and second early line favorite R Gypsy Gold (5-2).

The favorite is coming off a New Pace Top and attracts Castellano, who’s ridden both fillies, and gets class relief dropping from the rapidly run G2 Cotillion.

But R Gypsy Gold has been developing rapidly, is “fastest” on performance figures, gets Velazquez, and held her own with the favorite in a presumed company work on Oct. 21.

And three back, she was a good third in the G1 Mother Goose.

Taking R Gypsy Gold to win at 2-1 or greater and an exacta box with her mate.

Running Totals: (955) 295-191-138 Total Dollar Return: $2,042.30 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don’t Haze Me, Bro

Should today’s Belmont feature remain on the turf, it would be like watching a graded stakes masquerading as a preliminary allowances. Lots of talented runners in today’s lineup with almost all contenders having big upsides.

Imagining (2-1) will be a very tough out for Team McGaughey-Castellano; the same for Unbridled Ocean (3-1) for Pletcher-Velazquez. But we‘re going for the gusto.

Freshman Dorm (8-1) may not look sexy class wise but his Equiform figures are highly competitive with the race favorites. Coming off a Turf Decline Line, badly hindered by the dawdling pace, he finished strongly to win his return to Belmont, where he owns a career best performance figure. The spacing is right and he’s 3-for-4 at today’s trip.

Taking Freshman Dorm to win at 6-1 or greater and key boxing in exactas with the favorites indicated above.

Running Totals: (954) 294-191-138 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sorry, Kid

In today’s featured Golden Miss Circle overnight stakes at Belmont that has attracted many 7 furlong specialists, the difference between Kid Kate (2-1) and Belle Of the Hall (7-2) is the shift back to Belmont Park where the latter is 2-for-2.

Taking Belle Of the Hall to win at 3-1 or greater and keying her in multiples with Kid Kate and another Belmont lover, Coax Liberty (9-2).

Running Totals: (953) 294-191-137 Total Dollar Return: $2,025.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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