Betting The Races

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, Feb. 1

Bigger Picture won Sunday's Connally Turf Cup. Coady photography

Here are my selections for Friday night. 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. If the races come off the turf due to rain, check out Twitter and I will update the picks. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP)

FIRST

6-3-4-2
MORE THAN A MELODY will be a short price but looks solid here

SECOND
1-5-4-7
Another short-priced Asmussen runner who is hard to get around

THIRD
8-11-4-10
WHITE WALLS is really good at this distance on the turf and should be in the mix

FOURTH
5-7-6-2
We will take a flyer with some firsts, including WITT'S GRAND, who should be a big price

FIFTH
2-12-3-6
TELESCOPIC PLAN struggled in last but priors fit well in this spot

SIXTH
7-5-4-8
FOREST GIRL is in good form and will need to be sharp to beat RARE POPPY

SEVENTH
8-4-2-6
CHAT RAT is one of two Broberg runners in here and both look good

EIGHTH
8-11-9-1
TOMMY GROSSMAN faced a tough group in last and should fare better here

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