Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Saturday, May 4

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Here are my selections for Saturday night. 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). Also, it's Derby Day. Please check elsewhere on the site for my analysis and picks.

FIRST
2-6-4-5
POOL LITE turned in a decent effort in last and should be in the mix


SECOND

6-7-5-3
COQUETAS needed last and fits well here


THIRD
7-4-5-1
RDK RYLEA RUE has some solid efforts in Louisiana


FOURTH
8-6-3-1
LOUIS ARMSTRONG TLC was no threat in debut but should be better here


FIFTH
4-2-1-8
ELITE CONNECTION should improve in second off the layoff


SIXTH
5-4-2-8
EVIL DAVE was right there in debut and should be in the mix


SEVENTH
1-7-4-2
TITO C has a couple solid works and could surprise


EIGHTH
5-2-7-8
SQUEEZE MY CORONA has been close in two career starts; should improve

NINTH

5-4-2-1
COSMO LELA has some quality efforts and could pull off a mild surprise


10TH
6-1-10-7
MY FIRST PRIZE PEARL was decent in debut and should improve

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