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.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stay by me, Stephanie

Today's featured 10th race is G1 Diana Stakes for older fillies and mares going nine furlongs on the turf, and it's a tough, wide open scramble.

We're going to opt for value and take one half of the uncoupled Chad Brown entry, Stephanie’s Kitten (6-1).

She figures to benefit greatly from the one mile Just A Game in which she lost contact with the field in the early going then came rolling but much too late.

'Stephanie' has run her lifetime best on Spa turf at today's trip and with a return to the distance, a somewhat contested pace in front and a switch to Frankie Dettori all augur well.

Taking Stephanie's Kitten to win at 4-1 or greater and key boxing her first and second with Discreet Marq (5-1) and Somali Lemonade (12-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1568

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 478-302-242

Amount Wagered: $3,136 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,223.90

Profit to Date: $87.90

Written by John Pricci

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Chalk Alert

Not an exciting first stakes of Saratoga 146, the Grade 2 Schuylerville which has attracted a field of five juvenile fillies.

How is one to stop Fashion Alert? You might be able to; I can't.

Not only is this Pletcher-Velazquez team production the fastest on paper, by a wide margin, but her dominating win was scored in Belmont's Astoria Stakes. Not a bad way to start a career.

She has early speed, good position outside in this small field and Johnny can play if off the break any way he chooses.

Taking Fashion Alert to win, no price restrictions, and a cold triple completed by Tulira's Star and Take Charge Brandi (6-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1567

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 477-302-242

Amount Wagered: $3,134 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,221.50

Profit to Date: $87.50

Written by John Pricci

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

International Star Could Prove Well Named

The final stakes on the final day of the 2014 Belmont spring-summer meet is the Rockville Center for state-bred 2-year-olds featuring an exciting prospect named International Star (7-5).

His debut was ultra impressive, drawing off to win by a short pole in very fast time with something in reserve. The bad news is that was grass and this is dirt. However, it gave him experience overall and at the 6 furlong trip.

While trainer Mike Michael is noted for his turf runner-success for the Ramseys, the owner is known to be aggressive when he thinks he has the goods and just might here. And Maker is 22% successful going turf to dirt.

Taking International Star to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing the exacta with fast working and experienced Bustin It and preciously bred first-timer Elusive New Yorker.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1566

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 477-301-242

Amount Wagered: $3,132 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,221.50

Profit to Date: $89.50

Written by John Pricci

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