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Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Jan. 18

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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
8-6-3-1
ROYAL JOLIE has flashed speed in a. couple starts and might surprise


SECOND
3-1-2-5
EURODEVILWOMAN wheels right back after a win on opening weekend


THIRD
1-3-2-6
Another strong Broberg entry that should be tough here


FOURTH
7-9-8-1
DUST A FLYIN' has been runner up three straight; should break through


FIFTH
8-4-5-3

NATE'S WAY tries turf for the first time and should be in the mix if he handles the grass

SIXTH

2-1-5-4
SIR RICK finished behind the favorite in last but should turn the tables


SEVENTH
1-5-4-6
HERBS LOVE is consistent and should be in the mix


EIGHTH
6-10-3-1
PRIMAL DESTINY should improve in this spot and will be a nice price


NINTH
1-5-6-7
ESKENDAR has been close and this is a good spot for a breakthrough


TENTH

5-3-4-8
BRIGHTEST did not show much in debut but took some action and could improve


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