PLAYING THE PONIES

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


Here are my selections for Friday 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

6-5-2-1
LAZUR HESS has finished behind a couple of these in the past but looks sharp


SECOND
8-2-3-6
GAME DAY DECISION gets back on dirt and distance should suit him

THIRD
11-12-5-7
MORE THAN STATURE hooked a monster in last; prior race fits well here

FOURTH
1-5-4-6
ROCKNROLL ROCKET was an easy winner in last and could repeat

FIFTH
8-9-7-1
JADE D'ORO just missed in Delta debut and should be in the mix

SIXTH
6-3-4-8
SNEEM has yet to lose at this trip; new barn should keep him sharp


SEVENTH
3-10-4-7
BIG EGYPT is a shrewd claim who has already paid off; could win right back at this level


EIGHTH
5-4-7-6
LEBRON J has every reason to improve in start No. 3


NINTH
6-8-5-2
THREE TIME CHARMER had gate issues in last; better behavior could equal a win


TENTH
3-1-5-10

UNCAIL will be on the lead early and tough to run down


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