PLAYING THE PONIES

Fred Faour's selections for Friday night at Sam Houston Race Park

A good card for a Friday night. Courtesy photo

 

It's Friday night racing at the Sam Houston Race Park thoroughbred meet with eight races and .50 beer. 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). After a rough start to the meet, we have had a pretty good run over the last week and hope to continue it tonight.

FIRST 

1-8-3-5

MIZZ CAT CS was a solid third in meet debut and should improve

SECOND

3-5-6-1

DARRYLSLITTLEENGINE takes a logical step up off a nice win

THIRD

2-4-3-5

TWO SIPS will be a short price but looks very tough

FOURTH

5-3-2-1

SUNRISE CONTESSA has been competitive on tough circuits

FIFTH

5-2-4-9

BLINGIN' ROSE is in a good spot to be competitive

SIXTH

2-3-5-6

FIFTEEN LOVE BACK was solid in debut and should improve

SEVENTH

7-8-4-5

I'M ALL EARS ships in from Remington and fits well here

EIGHTH

7-4-6-8

TROUBLED CHARLIE fits well here at a nice price

 

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