Playing The Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, March 15

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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. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP).

BIG BEN AA will be a short price but this is his softest spot in a while

JAY ISKEY offers nice value on the stretch out and picks up Parker

ZABETTE will be a short price but looks very solid in this spot

GET THE BLING might not have liked the off track in last; deserves another shot

CLEAR AS DAY had a decent effort in last against some tough runners

TOO TALL TONY stretches out off a pair of sharp efforts and might surprise

NOBLE LOVE shortens up off some solid efforts in New Orleans; top four look tough here

LUCKY LIGHTENING would not need to improve much to take this down

IMALLABOUTIT is well bred for the grass and might pop at a price

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