Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Friday, March 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. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP). Lots of chalk in the picks tonight so never crazy about that but it looks like a chalky night.

FIRST
4-5-1-2
PRESSING LUCK will be a short price but is a good fit in this spot


SECOND
2-1-7-6

BEVOLUTION just missed in last; will be short but some price horses could run in with him

THIRD
3-5-1-6
BLOWIN SMOKE was a beaten favorite in last but should make amends

FOURTH
2-7-8-5
ROGER BROWN should have a pace advantage and will be tough to catch

FIFTH
4-3-2-8
STANTON C is in solid form and likes this track

SIXTH
1-3-7-4
ARMY QUEEN heads an entry where both horses should improve

SEVENTH
7-6-4-1
OKLAHOMA LINE is consistent and might finally be in a spot to break through

EIGHTH
6-12-10-3
SILVER COIN gets back in with maidens and could pull off a mild surprise

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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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