PLAYING THE PONIES

Fred Faour's Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday

It's afternoon racing at SHRP. Courtesy photo

It's midweek racing at the Sam Houston Race Park thoroughbred meet with nine races today. Here are my selections. These are not meant to be in exact order, but merely the four horses I think have the best chance to win. For beginners, I suggest exacta boxes with three horses, using two of mine and one of your own. And you can always pick up a copy of Acing Racing 2016 to learn everything you need to know. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP). We have been on a bit of a roll of late and feel good about the card.

FIRST

1-6-2-4

CLASSIC SOPO heads a strong entry that should be tough here

SECOND

5-2-10-9

PROUD ITALIAN had trouble in last two and could surprise in this spot

THIRD

1-4-6-7

EXPERIENTIAL is a Mattress Mac runner who should improve

FOURTH

8-1-6-7

LOTTO CAT turns back in distance and should be in the mix

FIFTH

6-8-10-7

COLLATERAL KITTEN should be very competitive in this spot

SIXTH

4-1-6-5

PRINCE ISAAC shifts back to the main track and fits well here

SEVENTH

4-1-6-8

MEDIEVAL MEDICINE disappointed in last but deserves another shot

EIGHTH

4-3-7-1

LAWLESS WEST has faced tough customers and should be in the mix

NINTH

8-7-2-5

COWBOY BLING should be ready off a short break

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