Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Feb. 2

Sam Houston Race Park

Here are my selections for Saturday night. 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. If the races come off the turf due to rain, check out Twitter and I will update the picks. (These are the picks and format that are available on the free tip sheet at SHRP). I will be at the track from 7-9 p.m. in the special ESPN section so if you are out drop by and say hello.

FIRST
1-6-3-2
DANCE WITH ME BW has an experience edge in this group

SECOND
1-3-9-2
BIG BEN AA picks up Sasha and could turn the tables on RB TEXAS HOLDEM

THIRD
2-5-6-3
COWBOY BLING did not seem to like the Delta surface; good record here

FOURTH
7-2-1-5
WAVE OF PERFECTION has been inconsistent but best effort wins this

FIFTH
5-11-1-4
FRILLY FRILL has a sharp work for debut and should handle the grass

SIXTH
4-6-1-3
PAULAS BUDDY seems to be better at this distance and might get it done

SEVENTH
6-8-11-10
BLOWIN SMOKE has been competing on some difficult circuits

EIGHTH
1-2-5-6
Overwhelmed in last, but ALEX'S BOURBON was sharp before that effort

NINTH

11-9-2-7

Will try to get out with a long shot in MIDWATCH who should fare better sprinting

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