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 Saturday. 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). I will be doing an appearance at the track from 1-3 p.m. so please drop by. Also, it is Preakness Day so check elsewhere on this site for my plays.

FIRST
1-7-2-4
FLY TOOLE FLY should benefit from better post


SECOND
5-6-4-3
CAPTAIN VALOR looks very solid in this spot

THIRD
7-5-4-1
LA GRAN VALENTINA just missed in last and fits well here

FOURTH
3-6-5-2
LOTTA CASH ON THE FLY has not shown much but clean trip would help

FIFTH
9-6-1-3
ONE SWEET KO has improved in each start

SIXTH
7-6-2-5
MOMAS DEALING has two sharp efforts in a row

SEVENTH
9-4-2-7
SO BANG THE IVORIES was dull in last but deserves another shot

EIGHTH
8-6-4-5
JLS RUSTYSPECIALPIE has been off for a while but could surprise

NINTH
7-1-4-6
VIOLETA LUNA should improve off a decent debut

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