PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, Feb. 12


Here are my selections for Wednesday afternoon 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
9-3-2-4
APPROVETHISMESSAGE will be tough if race comes off the grass


SECOND
6-1-4-7
MISLED's debut was a disaster but works since are sharp


THIRD
1-7-9-2
Another powerful Broberg entry that will take some beating


FOURTH
10-1-9-4
MR TICKLE keeps winning and looks good on either surface


FIFTH
11-8-7-2
BANDY'S MAP was not bad in two starts in Oklahoma and should be in the mix

SIXTH
6-7-2-1
COUNTENANCE was sharp in meet debut and could win right back


SEVENTH
4-6-5-10
ANNA'S LINGERIE is worth a flyer in a struggling group


EIGHTH
11-6-9-2
HURRY BACK should get a nice pace setup to make a late run


NINTH
6-1-2-9
IM A BARNKAT looks competitive in this spot


TENTH
1-5-12-10
AFFAIRS UNLIMITED responded to the claim n a big way in last

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Here are my selections for Wednesday 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
6-1-7-3
GOLIATH RIDGE keeps getting closer and might finally break through


SECOND
2-6-1-5
LEMON ROSES should thrive with added distance and offers good value


THIRD

1-7-4-2
GAME SET AND MATCH has been OK in last two vs. better


FOURTH
8-7-2-3
BRENDA'S AN I FULL should be tough if race stays on turf


FIFTH
2-9-10-8
JUDY'S PRIZE was in tough in last and could pop at a price

SIXTH
6-1-3-4
KATE'S SECOND SILVER should be competitive in this spot


SEVENTH
3-9-11-10
MILLI STAR could offer some nice value; should do well at this distance


EIGHTH
7-6-8-1
MISS FUNNY GUN plunges in class and that should do the trick


NINTH
3-7-5-4
BANDY'S MAP gets in for a tag and should improve here


TENTH
4-6-7-3
BLACKROCK CASTLE could thrive with the surface switch and stretch out

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