PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Feb. 15

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

1-4-2-6
UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN just missed in last and could get it done


SECOND
1-3-2-4
Three-pronged entry could easily sweep the top three spots here


THIRD
4-3-2-1
MADIBA deserves another look shortening up from an OK effort at a mile


FOURTH

5-8-7-2
SWISS DOT likely needed last; past efforts are good enough to win this


FIFTH
5-7-8-9
GILES was a beaten favorite in last but similar effort could get it done

SIXTH

2-5-3-7
LITTLE CODE has some solid efforts and should be in the hunt if race stays on the grass


SEVENTH

8-3-1-2
PRINCE JET gets Lasix off a speed and fade debut; should be tough to catch


EIGHTH
8-4-9-1
COMPLETE SENSE should be in the mix if she goes; if not KERTARA looks solid


NINTH
4-5-2-1
TAKE CHARGE WOMAN has solid works for debut and could be ready


TENTH

2-5-10-3
MO AMERICAN is a son of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh; should be tough


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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
4-6-1-3
BIG EM C is a win machine and should be tough


SECOND
6-8-7-3
PADDLE WHEEL should get a nice trip behind the dueling front-runners


THIRD
4-6-1-3
LETHAL MOVE is consistent and fits well in this spot


FOURTH
6-1-2-3
GOLD PILOT is in sharp form and beat many of these in last


FIFTH
1-4-7-6
GEE SHE SPARKLES needed last and should take a step forward

SIXTH
5-2-4-6
REDATORY thrives in these Texas bred stakes races


SEVENTH
10-4-5-9
SUGAR FOOTIN BLING has some sharp efforts coming into this


EIGHTH
7-8-4-3
TEXAS BELLE romped in last; fits well here


NINTH
8-7-5-1
HES OUR FASTEST has been knocking heads with some tough runners


TENTH

11-7-9-5
XINGFU should be better with return to the turf course

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