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, May 17, 2017


Gimme a ‘J’, Gimme an ‘O’, Gimme…


It seems to us that Johnny V. is in the catbird seat in today's Belmont feature--on the turf or off.

Johnny has calls on Hello Don Julio (5-1), who enjoys a solid edge on turf even if today would be his season's debut.

Should the race be rescheduled, he also has the mount on MTO Adulator (8-5), racing in career form and working crisply for Jimmy Jerkens.

On turf: Hello Don Julio to win at 3-1 or greater. On dirt: Adulator to win, no price restrictions.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2295

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-454

Amount Wagered: $4,590 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$123.30

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Saturday, May 13, 2017


Turf or Dirt, Favorites Have a Big Edge.


Whatever surface today's Belmont feature winds up on, turf or dirt, getting away from the favorite will not be easy and we're about to take what they give us.

If the race remains on turf, not only is Insta Erma (1-1) making her second start off a layup but is getting significant class relief and she she turns back to her most effective distance.

If the race Is rescheduled to the main track, a two-horse race on paper leaves us with one choice. Pawley's Express (6-5) has been very well managed and never has taken a backward step on any scale. With Johnny, she should have little problem controlling this from wherever her rider places here.

We're taking either one to win, no price restrictions, and if on grass, using Dream Prospect to complete a cold exacta.



Number of Selections since 2007: 2294

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-453

Amount Wagered: $4,588 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$125.30

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Indulge Yourself


With as much as two inches of rain expected at Belmont today, we're going to live on the edge in today's nominal feature, the G2 Ruffian.

On wet tracks, Bar Of Gold's next loss on a wet track will be her first, as she's a sparkling 5-for-5 in the wet.

But we're going to opt for a horse with more tactical speed in a pace-less race on paper with enough wet-track pedigree to get the job done, either mid-moving to blow the mile one-turner wide open or perhaps even fall out on the lead.

Taking Indulgent (3-1) to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Bar Of Gold (7-2) and Highway Star (2-1), perfect in three runs at Belmont and at today's trip.

Number of Selections since 2007: 2293

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 692-453

Amount Wagered: $4,586 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,713.30

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

Profit to Date:
$127.30

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