PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, Feb. 7

Here are my selections for Friday night at Sam Houston Race Park. 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).

FIRST
1-6-9-8
ADDED ATTRACTION will be very tough in here if he goes


SECOND
11-5-1-8
SKY PULPIT showed nothing in debut but should improve in second start


THIRD
4-5-10-1
HOT FUDGE LOUIE has a win at this trip over the track


FOURTH
10-6-8-2
TREBULSKI was in tough in last two; should fare better here


FIFTH
1-6-2-10
DECLARE WAR should do well if the race stays on the turf

SIXTH
1-6-2-5
NOMO RON has been hanging in there with tough runners


SEVENTH
2-6-7-10
SPIRITUAL WARFARE should be in the mix if he is on his A game


EIGHTH
5-4-1-2
ROCKNROLL ROCKET should take a step forward here at a square price


NINTH
11-5-1-2
CATCH THE DEVIL has taken a lot of action in two starts; tonight might be the night

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Here are my selections for Wednesday at Sam Houston Race Park. 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)

FIRST
6-1-7-3
GOLIATH RIDGE keeps getting closer and might finally break through


SECOND
2-6-1-5
LEMON ROSES should thrive with added distance and offers good value


THIRD

1-7-4-2
GAME SET AND MATCH has been OK in last two vs. better


FOURTH
8-7-2-3
BRENDA'S AN I FULL should be tough if race stays on turf


FIFTH
2-9-10-8
JUDY'S PRIZE was in tough in last and could pop at a price

SIXTH
6-1-3-4
KATE'S SECOND SILVER should be competitive in this spot


SEVENTH
3-9-11-10
MILLI STAR could offer some nice value; should do well at this distance


EIGHTH
7-6-8-1
MISS FUNNY GUN plunges in class and that should do the trick


NINTH
3-7-5-4
BANDY'S MAP gets in for a tag and should improve here


TENTH
4-6-7-3
BLACKROCK CASTLE could thrive with the surface switch and stretch out

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