Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, Jan. 25

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
2-5-1-7
Will take a flyer with firster PRINCE JET in a struggling group


SECOND
6-2-3-9
MARGAUX MANIA was not bad in debut and should improve


THIRD
7-1-3-6
AKULINA has been off for a while but fits well if ready


FOURTH
3-2-4-7
CATCH THE DEVIL was not bad in debut and should improve


FIFTH

8-7-9-5


MR TICKLE is in sharp form and should handle the surface switch

SIXTH
2-1-7-4
DOMINANTE fits the conditions and should be in the mix


SEVENTH

2-7-4-1
TIGHT TEN has been off form but showed a lot of class early; good bounce back spot


EIGHTH
9-4-8-12
TA gets another shot after coming up short in meet debut


NINTH

5-6-11-8
SAMICEAN has done well over this surface in the past



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