PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Feb. 23

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Here are my selections for Saturday. 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
8-1-3-4
RISKY VAZ needed last start and should improve in this spot

SECOND
5-1-4-3
MULA CHAMULA tries turf for the first time and should do just fine

THIRD
6-7-2-4
NOBLE GAMBLER has not shown much but fits in this spot

FOURTH
1-2-6-4
Competitive group where MR MONEY BAGS rates a slim edge

FIFTH
6-8-9-7
Will take a flyer on HIGH HEAT BOY in a struggling group

SIXTH
5-3-7-8
COWGIRLS LIKE US will be a short price but looks very tough

SEVENTH
2-5-1-8
Will take a shot against the favorite with SING PRADA SING

EIGHTH
5-4-2-1

JACK WITH SEVEN should fare better on the main track

NINTH

9-12-5-7
AWESOME WILD GIRL disappointed in last but should bounce back

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