Playing the ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, Feb. 8

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Here are my selections for Friday. 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). I like the second, fourth, seventh and eighth races the best.

FIRST
2-4-5-1
Not much value here but Awesome Wild Girl looks tough


SECOND
2-8-7-4
Calhoun/Parker combo has been on fire and EMERALD LADY should be in the mix

THIRD
1-5-2-7
SHE'S OLD FASHION has not shown much but takes a class plunge

FOURTH
6-8-1-4
Turnback and class drop might help ANTAGONIST get it done

FIFTH
9-10-5-6
PATERNAL PRIDE comes off a nice win at Remington and should be in the mix

SIXTH
3-5-6-4
STAR IN CHARGE seems to have figured things out

SEVENTH
4-8-2-3
FINAL EXAM has some decent works for his debut in a wide open affair

EIGHTH
8-3-2-1
STYLIN AT MIDNIGHT catches a struggling group and might be ready in debut

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Here are my selections for Monday. 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). Rough start to the quarter horse meet but it will come around.

FIRST
5-8-6-2
WMA RED SAND First time starter has decent works and could surprise


SECOND
7-5-2-6
ZOOMINATUER Is always close and fits well in this spot

THIRD
8-6-4-2
SHAKE MY COCKTAIL Has run some decent races and should be in the mix

FOURTH
3-1-6-4
LA GRAN VALENTINA Was OK in debut and should improve here

FIFTH
4-8-1-3
PARADICE CITY Raced against a tough group in debut and should improve here

SIXTH
1-7-2-3
JALEPENO COUNTY has a nice work for this

SEVENTH
1-9-4-3

TOO KOOL TO RETURN Should be ready for a big effort in debut

EIGHTH
2-1-6-10
JESS LEAVING FAST Has not been worse than second in six starts

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