PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Monday, May 6

Here are my selections for Monday. 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
6-1-5-7
CAT SCRATCH DASH is the most accomplished runner in the field


SECOND
6-2-1-8
MONA LISA TLC has been close against two tough fields

THIRD
7-4-1-8
PANCHOS FIRST KISS should improve in start No. 2

FOURTH
4-7-8-9
JM CALL ME FIRST has been in tough company and should improve

FIFTH
7-9-6-1
MR TERESO has some decent works for his debut

SIXTH
5-2-8-7
SO BANG THE IVORIES was solid in debut and has every right to improve

SEVENTH
4-9-5-8
IMA ROYAL CHOICE hooked a tough crew in New Mexico

EIGHTH
4-8-5-7
THE MODELITO CARTEL has steadily improved and should break through

NINTH
8-3-7-5
DM DASHIN BELLA debuted in a tough group in Louisiana

Here are my selections for Monday. 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
6-7-3-4
HEZA ROCKIN ACE is the most accomplished runner in the field


SECOND
1-5-7-6
TACKY PLACES has faced tough company and could surprise

THIRD
3-4-2-1
JJ BAR has been consistent and should be in the mix

FOURTH
6-1-4-3
LADEE DYNASTY might be ready for a big effort in debut

FIFTH
7-9-8-3
YOUR FAMOUS HIPS should improve in start No. 2

SIXTH
2-5-3-7
AGAPIE was overmatched in last but should be in the mix here

SEVENTH
3-7-5-6
AP FIRST FLIGHT rates a slim edge in a competitive group

EIGHTH
4-9-10-1
DASHIN RARE has been steadily improving and maybe today is the day

NINTH
7-3-4-6
RC BO REIDL should improve in this spot

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