PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Feb. 1

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Here are my selections for Saturday 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
7-3-1-9
HIGH MAINTENANCE just missed in debut, gets Lasix and more distance. Looks tough


SECOND
5-3-4-6
JAGER ON THE ROCKS ships in from California and should be in the mix


THIRD
6-3-2-1
HERBS LOVE switches barns but should still be very tough


FOURTH
4-1-3-6
MY AUNT MIMS won for fun at this distance and could do it again


FIFTH
1-9-2-6
EXCITING has been close in tough heats at Remington Park

SIXTH

2-7-8-5
SHAWN AGAIN occasionally flashes speed and catches a struggling group


SEVENTH
3-9-7-8
FIANCEE looks very tough in this spot at a short price


EIGHTH
5-2-4-1
NOCTURNAL MISSION is improving and has faced tough runners


NINTH
3-4-8-5
FIGHT ON PENN has not shown much of late but might have found the right spot


TENTH
5-3-6-8

EMPRESSIVE REWARD is always close and might finally break through

Mr. Money Man is back tonight. 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

7-2-5-6
QUINN ELLA drops back in for a tag and fits well here


SECOND
7-1-3-2
WILD AND GOLDEN drops in class and ran well at this level two back


THIRD
9-7-1-4
MOHAWK might enjoy the turn back in distance


FOURTH
7-5-6-4
TOASTING MASTER drops in class and should be in the mix


FIFTH
3-6-8-1
BOSTON CADILLAC is in sharp form and should appreciate this trip

SIXTH

1-9-11-10
Both halves of the entry look good on either surface


SEVENTH
8-7-2-5
ROSE LARUE has a pair of solid efforts this meet


EIGHTH
5-6-4-2
IMABARNKAT is in sharp form and should be tough in this spot


NINTH
11-7-2-6
SAGE'S EPIPHANY has a pair of wins over the surface


TENTH
5-6-1-2
MOMMA'S BABY BOY won on a tough circuit; fits well here

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