PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, March 6

Coady photography

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
4-1-2-3
MEN OF KYLE has been off since September but will be in the mix if ready


SECOND
1-6-4-7
TELL ME U LOVE ME gets back in with maidens off a nice stakes effort


THIRD
10-1-3-7
MISTER STRANGE was no match for winner in last but catches an easier group


FOURTH
5-1-3-8
RAMBLIN FEVER was only beaten a length against slightly tougher last out


FIFTH

8-9-1-4
CHAMPAGNE'S ON ICE was not bad in meet debut; barn winning at a nice clip

SIXTH

3-2-8-6
PROSPECTOR FEVER has been tough this meet at this level


SEVENTH
5-1-2-6
MADISON'S WILD ONE lost the race at the start in last; prior was impressive


EIGHTH
1-3-6-5
EXCITING is very tough at this trip if the race stays on the grass


NINTH
5-7-2-1
SUNDANCE SEVEN might pop on the turn back in distance


TENTH
9-6-4-3

ON TILT should be a nice fit in this group shipping in from Oaklawn


Bigger Picture won Sunday's Connally Turf Cup. Coady photography

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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