PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, Jan. 31

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

4-2-7-1
SEATTLE SOUNDER is lightly raced and should improve


SECOND
3-1-5-7
ORATORY GLORY should be in a good spot to clear this condition


THIRD
10-6-1-12
MINE BOSS is lightly raced, last was not bad and he should improve


FOURTH
4-6-2-3
REACHREACHREACH drops in class and fits well in this spot


FIFTH
10-7-11-2
T.J.B. OORAH comes from a hot barn and is bred to love the grass

SIXTH
5-4-9-1
FRANKALEE FUN did the heavy lifting in last before getting passed by the favorite late


SEVENTH
5-8-2-3
TIZ PLUS was in over his head in the last two; much better spot here


EIGHTH
2-8-9-3
TRULY BLING has good connections; distance should be a perfect fit


NINTH
3-1-7-2
KARATE HOTTIE is another sharp Broberg claim who will be tough


TENTH
5-7-4-1

GATOR VINDICATION was a sharp second here in last and might go all the way


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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

7-2-5-6
QUINN ELLA drops back in for a tag and fits well here


SECOND
7-1-3-2
WILD AND GOLDEN drops in class and ran well at this level two back


THIRD
9-7-1-4
MOHAWK might enjoy the turn back in distance


FOURTH
7-5-6-4
TOASTING MASTER drops in class and should be in the mix


FIFTH
3-6-8-1
BOSTON CADILLAC is in sharp form and should appreciate this trip

SIXTH

1-9-11-10
Both halves of the entry look good on either surface


SEVENTH
8-7-2-5
ROSE LARUE has a pair of solid efforts this meet


EIGHTH
5-6-4-2
IMABARNKAT is in sharp form and should be tough in this spot


NINTH
11-7-2-6
SAGE'S EPIPHANY has a pair of wins over the surface


TENTH
5-6-1-2
MOMMA'S BABY BOY won on a tough circuit; fits well here

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