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, November 15, 2014


Ever Hear a Kitten Roar?


The graded stakes season, and the turf season, is winding down so grass racing fans will have 1-3/8 miles to enjoy today's G3 Red Smith Handicap.

I have this this m9ovie before, the class master that drops significanty while toting high weight; they don't win as often as post time odds indicate they should.

But try as I might, I can't touch Blue Blue Kitten on paper, dropping down after being highly competitive in Grade 1s this year, meeting this kind suits, even if the deep closer with excellent late foot could be compromised.

We'll bank on the fact that speed does not usually hold in three-turn events; too classy, too fast on our Energy Ratings, all he needs is a clean trip down the center of the course. Last time he rallied between rivals; Joel Rosario, on the re-ride here, likely learning from that experience.

Take Big Blue Kitten to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with Unitarian (12-1) and the Casse trainee (6-1), a recent runnerup at Woodbine.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1641

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishes: 494-320-254

Amount Wagered: $3,282 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,382.80

Profit to Date: $100.80

Written by John Pricci

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Friday, November 14, 2014


A Breath of Fresh Air in Big A Feature


Today's Aqueduct feature is a secondary allowances optional claimer for 3YOs and up going 1-3/8 miles. As if grass marathons were difficult enough, today's event would be wide open at any route distance,

We seriously considered five, maybe six, for the top slot, but settled on the sharp and improved Artic North (5-1).

The gelded 5YOs sharpness and improvement came this summer in Saratoga when he returned to action following Pat Reynolds' claim. He finished very gamely for third at today's distance when pace compromised in that event.

His Energy Ratings have climbed steadily since that event, never having taken a backward and defeating some of those same rivals he meets here. A sharp break hopefully will lead to a pocket sitting trip beneath Jose Lezcano. These are, after all, "rider's races."

Taking Artic North to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing the exactas with classy Marylander Roadhog (9-2), and 7YO state-bred Barrel of Love (4-1), coming off the Rudy claim for Dubb et al and picking up Irad, a plus despite the fact the rider's been performing a little uneven of late.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1641

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishes: 494-320-254

Amount Wagered: $3,282 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,382.80

Profit to Date: $100.80

Written by John Pricci

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Thursday, November 13, 2014


Class Spells Upset in Big A Turf Feature


Interesting turf feature at Aqueduct going as the seventh race, a secondary allowances for 3YOs and upward with lots of ways to go.

We will side with Selenite (12-1), who is the most accomplished here and whose state-bred stakes success hasnot been held against her under the prevailing conditions.

She's also cycling back to her best Energy Figure three starts back and she won her only start on this course.

Taking Selenite to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing her first and second in exactas with live ship-in price shot Principessa Ava (8-1) and Little Journey (5-1), the perceived longer half of the uncoupled Chad entry,


Number of Selections since 2007: 1641

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 494-320-254

Amount Wagered: $3,282 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,382.80

Profit to Date: $100.80

Written by John Pricci

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