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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Promising Soph Takes on Elders in Delaware Feature

Interesting allowance feature at Delaware Park today for three-year-olds and up going a mile and a sixteenth.

Would not object strenuously to those who prefer the Todd Pletcher shipper--yes, he’s everywhere--Alma D’Oro (8-5). He fastest on performance figures, proven at the distance and has a maturity edge over his main rival, 3-year-old Laus Dao (2-1).

But the Tony Dutrow trainee impressed us the last time we saw him, proving best to win the Count Fleet Stakes in his first start at 3 in January.

He set a moderate pace but he was hounded all he way and still had little difficulty holding rivals safe in the lane. Now he hasn’t started since but Dutrow is 26 percent efficient with layups of 90 days-plus and the rail post will help him ward off challenges from he other speed types signed on.

With added maturity and proven class, he should be up to these in his return to the races. As David Cohen has taken the call on the favorite, Jeremy Rose should prove a more than adequate replacement.

Taking Laus Deo at early line odds of 2-1 or greater and an exacta box with Alma D’oro. Trifecta players can add price shot Toby The Coal Man (8-1) to their mix.

Running Totals: (645) 203-130-90 Total Dollar Return: $1,417.00 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Saturday, May 08, 2010

No Excuses for Drosselmeyer Today

For a More Detailed Look at the Dwyer Stakes, please see the Pricci Morning Line blog on the HRI Lead Page

Taking Drosselmeyer to win, no price restrictions and a cold exacta with strong working Fly Down (7-2). Trifecta players can add Soaring Empire (5-1) to their mix.

Running Totals: (644) 203-129-90 Total Dollar Return: $1,417.00 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


Friday, May 07, 2010

Taking the Guidette in the Belmont Feature

Interesting feature at Belmont Park if one can get passed the favorite. And it just might be possible to hang on one Bahama Bound (7-5), clearly the fastest female here on performance figures, accomplished at the distance and moving forward in condition.

But she’s been known to beat herself with issues at the starting gate. She was taken up in her debut on turf then broke poorly in two subsequent dirt starts. But she can run and is reunited with Javier Castellano.

Certainly, Jersey Shore Girl (6-1) is more interesting. Coming from a pair of Gulfstream sprints, she raced with the pace and stayed on very gamely at seven-eighths two starts back then came roaring home late after being virtually eliminated in her latest at six furlongs.

Trainer Rick Sacco has been very live recently, his filly has the pedigree and style for today’s added distance and the switch to smooth riding Alan Garcia augurs well in this competitive spot. As much as anything, this appears to be a rider’s race.

Taking Jersey Shore Girl to win at 4-1 or greater and boxing her in the exacta with Bahama Bound. Trifecta players can add Hurricanette (5-1) and Reprieve (6-1) to the mix.

Running Totals: (644) 204-129-90 Total Dollar Return: $1,420.80 [win selections only]

Written by John Pricci


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