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

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