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).

FIRST
6-1-3-2
BIG BEN AA will be a short price but this is his softest spot in a while


SECOND
4-2-5-1
JAY ISKEY offers nice value on the stretch out and picks up Parker


THIRD
5-3-4-8
ZABETTE will be a short price but looks very solid in this spot


FOURTH
1-4-2-7
GET THE BLING might not have liked the off track in last; deserves another shot


FIFTH
7-5-6-2
CLEAR AS DAY had a decent effort in last against some tough runners


SIXTH
8-1-3-2
TOO TALL TONY stretches out off a pair of sharp efforts and might surprise


SEVENTH
2-5-7-4
NOBLE LOVE shortens up off some solid efforts in New Orleans; top four look tough here


EIGHTH
2-3-5-6
LUCKY LIGHTENING would not need to improve much to take this down


NINTH
7-2-1-4
IMALLABOUTIT is well bred for the grass and might pop at a price

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Here are my selections for Tuesday. 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
3-2-1-6
MS RED ROCKETTE did not show a lot in debut but should improve here


SECOND
7-8-3-2
SOUTH TEXAS DRAWL comes off a sharp effort against slightly better


THIRD
6-1-7-2
GIANT BLOSSOM has been just OK on tough circuits but should like the move to turf


FOURTH
7-1-2-8
SENATOR ROBERT has a pair of sharp efforts and should be in the mix


FIFTH
9-2-1-5
REAL GLITTER has been facing some tough runners and should do well here


SIXTH
3-1-8-5
GET THE BLING is in a good spot here and best effort should get it done


SEVENTH
5-2-3-1
TOMMY GROSSMAN was dull in last but should improve in this spot


EIGHTH
5-7-3-8
SUPER SIMPLE was a beaten favorite in last and should bounce back


NINTH
4-1-7-2
SARABI freaked in last and similar effort should get it done

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