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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

House Rules

Today's Belmont feature is a very interesting turf allowances for some talented runners with potential. Could have gone in many directions but opted for a classy returnee from a long layup that has newly found maturity and is getting Lasix for the first time.

When last seen, Dancing House was finishing evenly after making a mid-race move in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Prior to that, the Tapit filly was G3 placed on turf in the Miss Grillo and third in the G1 Spinaway behind Sweet Reason. She's been in steady training since late June and reunites with Irad Ortiz. Her late kick fits today's dynamics appropriately.

Taking Dancing House to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing in exactas with the barn-changing and talented Zinzay and adding price shots Hobe Wins and Fade to Black to the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1609

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 487-313-249

Amount Wagered: $3,218 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,301.80

Profit to Date: $83.80

Written by John Pricci

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mosler to Find His Mojo

Interesting allowance feature going as the 8th race mixed with a nice blend of over and underachieving runners, and we're going for some gusto.

Mosler (6-1) was a million dollar purchase that has not as yet panned out. Rank in his belated return to the race, he ran off in very fast fractions down the Spa backstretch and understandably tired thereafter.

Mott trainee broke his maiden on this track, at this trip at 2, now makes his second start off the layup with two sharp works, shifts outside, switches to Rosario and the blinkers are removed, a profitable 29% scenario for this barn.

Taking Mosler to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing the exacta with Demander (12-1), 1-for-1 at the trip, and Surfing USA (2-1), eliminated at the start of his recent mid-season return.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1608

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-313-249

Amount Wagered: $3,216 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $73.20

Written by John Pricci

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rosario the Key in ‘Rider’s Race’

Today's Belmont feature is one of those trappy, short fields of six with five betting interests. We hate these "rider's races," especially when we're not sure what the pace dynamics will be. We're hopeful that Evening Shot (2-1) gets the best trip.

We're not wild about the rail position but she owns versatile style and some affinity for the 6-1/2 furlong hybrid distance. In Joel Rosario we're gambling on a rider who can read races very well and trainer Steve Klesaris, attempt in LAY-3 scenarios, is having a profitable 2014 across all races.

Taking Evening Shot to win at early line odds or greater and key-boxing exactas with logical fave La Madrina (1-1) and versatile, well drawn part of entry, Expression (4-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1607

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-313-248

Amount Wagered: $3,214 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20

Profit to Date: $75.20

Written by John Pricci

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