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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clever Pickings at Chuchill

Today’s feature at Churchill Downs is an interesting preliminary allowances for fillies and mares 3 & up going a mile and a sixteenth.

Silver La Belle (2-1) is getting class relief dropping from a pair of overnight stakes and Crown Me Wicked (5-1) returns to dirt from synthetics, a profitable 35 percent winning proposition for the Maker barn with Julien Leparoux.

But the filly who figures to appreciate the return to Churchill Downs is Absolutely Smart (8-1), whose lifetime best effort came on this track at the trip at the last meeting.

Further, she’s going turf to dirt for Bernie Flint and Calvin Borel, showing improvement each time that scenario was repeated, winning one and improving her performance figure in the other.

Taking Absolutely Smart to win at 6-1 or greater and keying her in money positions with her rivals listed here.

Running Totals: (759) 245-157-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,700.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Trip to the Windows Makes Sense

Today’s Big A feature is a secondary allowances-optional claiming for state-breds and it appears Rudy Rodriguez has this group over a barrel with Wise Stop (5-2), whose most recent race is clearly faster than anything in this field. And that’s the key: Recency.

Premium Wine (6-1) and Stormin Bolt (9-2) have had their moments and there’s evidence that either could upset the favorite on their best go; the former from top connections and excellent back figures and the latter with his edge on pace.

But we’re taking Wise Stop to win, no price restrictions, and keying him first and second in exactas with his rivals here.

Running Totals: (758) 245-157-102 Total Dollar Return: $1,700.10 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, November 05, 2010

These Milers Look Super

For a look at today's contenders in the (turf) Mile, see Breeders' Cup Dairy on the HRI lead page

We don't usually approach betting this way but circumstances dictate we bet two horses. Taking The Usual Q. T. to win at 10-1 or greater and Proviso to win at 8-1 or more. Further, we're keying The Usual Q. T. and Proviso in all four Superfecta positions with Gio Ponti, Court Vision, Paco Boy and Goldikova.

Friday Results Not Included

Written by John Pricci


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