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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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Making Amends in the Blue Grass

Two Grade 1 Derby preps and we're going with the betting adage: The place you lose it is the place you get it back.

At the Spiral Stakes a month ago, I took a serious position on Coastline, the Mark Casse trainee that looked like a winner every step from the five-eighths pole to the wire but lost a three-way photo by a neck when he hung on the money.

But now he's back at KEE, where he broke his maiden and earned a lifetime best energy figure. There appears to be enough speed to set up his rally and an outside position should allow Stewart Elliott to react whatever develops in front of him.

Taking Coastline (8-1) to win at 5-1 or greater, and key-boxing him in multiples with the talented Bobby's Kitten (3-1) and price shots Pablo Del Monte (12-1), Coltimus Prime (20-1) and Big Bazinga (20-1).

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1507

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 462-287-231

Amount Wagered: $3,014 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,143.40

Profit to Date: $129.40

Written by John Pricci

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Friday, April 11, 2014

WTF? Yes, What the Frost Gets Feature Race Call

Today's preliminary allowance Big A feature for fillies and mares, 3 & up at 7 furlongs, present an opportunity to get away from the recent steady diet of short-priced runners. Naturally, it will take an uncoupled stable mate to get that job done.

The obvious choices are Kiaran McLaughlin's impressive debut winner Regent House (8-5) and the fast and consistent Rudy trainer, Lost in Success (2-1).

The hope here is that the latter will put enough early pressure on the former so that the Rodriguez trained What the Frost (8-1) can upset both. Outrun in three winter track starts, the circumstances of a return to the main track (2) 1-1-0 and the trip (3) 2-1-0 will make all the difference.

Taking What the Frost to win at 9-2 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with the two favorites.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1506

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 462-286-231

Amount Wagered: $3,012 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,143.40

Profit to Date: $131.40

Written by John Pricci

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Kingdom for Six Queens

When you check the entries for today's Big A feature, you know the five-horse field has conditions that are specific to one or two of its entrants. That seems to be the case for the two favorites; the Todd Pletcher trained Elena Strikes and Kiaran McLaughlin's Six Queens.

Because of its 7-furlong trip, the choice is Six Queens since she's earned figures at a hybrid 6-1/2 furlong trip, a race that approximates today's assignment. Further, having drawn outside her main rival
gives her the tactical edge in this spot.

Taking Six Queens to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta with Elena Strikes.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1505

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 461-286-231

Amount Wagered: $3,010 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,139.40

Profit to Date: $129.40

Written by John Pricci

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