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, June 09, 2011

Where the Winner Meets the Road

Though it’s something most players don’t associate with, Todd Pletcher will drop horses to win, such is the case with Blues Street (9-5). Fully realize this is a 7 year old but the drop into a claimer with a horse that still competitive in graded company seems a bit much. We’re looking elsewhere.

Like Asphalt (2-1),making hi first start for trainer Chad Brown. Coming off a lifetime best, which clearly is good enough to win here, he’s been given sufficient recovery time with the barn change and he’s been working rapidly for his return. A good third to the streaking Little Mike, the 4 year old looks well spotted with this group.

Taking Asphalt to win at 8-5 or greater and an exacta box with the sharp Alyarf (4-1)

Running Totals: (873) 276-178-119 Total Dollar Return: $1,917.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Just Wild About Marie

Very competitive turf sprint for fillies and mares going 6 furlongs, the Nonsuch Bay.

Without a speed burner in here, a filly with good performance figures and tactical speed at shorter distances could work well in this spot.

That’s why we’re taking any value offered with Wild About Marie (4-1) who was very competitive with some fast fillies at the Fair Grounds.

With the stretchout to 6 furlongs and a comfy outside draw, he should always be in position to blow this one open with a well timed mid-race move from Maragh.

Taking the quick working 4 year old to win at 4-1 or greater and keying her first and second in multiples with Karakorum Electra and Rose Catherine.

Running Totals: (873) 276-178-119 Total Dollar Return: $1,917.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Sunday, June 05, 2011

What About It, Fast Eddie?

The interesting thing about today’s New York Stallion Stakes for three-year-old fillies on turf, the Cupecoy’s Joy, division, is that almost every filly here is a daughter of Freud.

But that factoid doesn’t put cash in your pocket; perhaps Letshootpool (3-1) won’t either, but she’s the play.

The daughter of, well, Freud, won her lifetime debut indicating she goes well when fresh. Secondly, that debut came on turf and she hasn’t been back on the grass since, though she saw stakes company in three subsequent starts.

Back on the weeds with a purposeful workline and Linda Rice, 24% efficient with 90 day-plus layups and at this meeting, taps Johnny V. At seventh-eighths, the filly shouldn’t need to be rushed off her feet.

Taking Letshootpool to win at 2-1 or better and an exacta box with late running Hessonite with Ramon.

Running Totals: (872) 276-178-119 Total Dollar Return: $1,917.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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