John Pricci executive editor John Pricci has over three decades of experience as a thoroughbred racing public handicapper and was an award-winning journalist while at New York Newsday for 18 years.

John has covered 14 Kentucky Derbies and Preaknesses, all but three Breeders' Cups since its inception in 1984, and has seen all but two Belmont Stakes live since 1969.

Currently John is a contributing racing writer to, an analyst on the Capital Off-Track Betting television network, and co-hosts numerous handicapping seminars. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Friday, June 09, 2017



1—Senior Investor: Will be running late, not sure others will be
2--Irish War Cry: The remaining class but a short price
3—Multiplier: Another who should like distance
4—Gormley: The best of those near the lead.


1--Looking At Lee: Suited by race shape, distance and jockey switch.
2- J Boys Echo: Excuses in last two and should like added distance.
3- Irish War Cry: Didn't show his best in the Derby; figures closely here.
4- Tapwrit: Lost all chance in last two outings; competitive on best effort.


1—Gormley: Preakness skipper has 2 G1s in 3 prep wins
2--Irish War Cry: Preakness skipper has 2 G2s in 2 prep wins
3--Lookin at Lee: Consistency, defections, and new rider enhance potential
4--Senior Investment: Improving contender outfinished ‘Lee’ in Preakness


1—Tapwrit: Derby “sneaky good” indeed; right style, dynamics, post, rider, fair odds.
2--Irish War Cry: Most probable winner, but not a great wager as the favorite.
3—J Boys Echo: Better than generally rated and last two can be forgiven; price shot.
4—Gormley: Fast, game, well drawn, money rider, right style and offers value, too.
5--Lookin At Lee: Uber consistent, excellent local work, reliable exotics player.

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