PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Feb. 9

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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. 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 like the second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth races the best).

FIRST

7-2-5-4

RB BLASTFROMTHEPAST might have found the right spot here

SECOND

2-4-3-5

SPECIAL PRAISE could pull off a mild upset here

THIRD

2-5-6-1

GOLD BUYER is another Calhoun/Parker runner and should be tough

FOURTH

5-4-1-3

RARE POPPY was a beaten favorite in last but should bounce back

FIFTH

2-4-3-6

VOLLEY MOLLEY stretches back out and could take this at a nice price

SIXTH

6-4-1-2

SHES A TEXAN needed last and should fare better in this spot

SEVENTH

1-3-6-4

KITCHEN BOSS could turn the tables in this spot

EIGHTH

5-6-1-4

MARIA CHUCHENA was right there with solid fields in Oklahoma

NINTH

2-1-6-5

A PLACE REMEMBERED rates a slim edge in a competitive group

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The weekend is here and that brings us opportunity. Coming off a football week when I hit 12 straight bets in a row and cashed a personal 8 way parlay, I'm feeling like this weekend will bring us more magic.

When getting later into the season, start using motivation as a tool. As in, what were this team's expectations coming into the season and are those goals still in reach? Then find when the moment those goals are not possible and find let down spots. There is a method to the madness, search for angles.

New Plays

Coming soon

627

Rockets/Wolves over 230.5 5U MAX

Baylor +10 3U

1043

Lakers -8 2nd half 3U

TT over 55.5 5U

3rd Q -4 3U

3rd Q TT over 27.5 5U MAX

915 CST

Los Angeles Lakers first Q TT over 29.5 3U

Game TT over 112 5U MAX

825 CST

Washington Wizards at Minnesota TimberwolvesOver 116.5 2nd half 3U

Previous Plays 

Falcons +14 2U

TT over 19.5 2U

Giants -2.5 2U

854 CST

Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers Over 238.5 5U MAX

850 CST

Borussia Dortmund at Bayern Munchen - Germany Bundesliga

640 CST

Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves over 229 5U MAX

617 CST

Davidson vs Auburn 2nd half Davidson +1

3U

For any questions or comments reach me @Jerryboknowz Twitter.

Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Josh Jordan on ESPN 97.5. We're on every Sunday from 10-noon, and we'll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling. Also, be sure to follow us @Moneyline975 on Twitter.

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