Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, Feb. 13

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Here are my selections for Wednesday. 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). I like the last three races on the card best of all.

FIRST
5-6-2-4
MIDWATCH could improve in second start over the surface

SECOND
2-1-5-7
CU RAHY plunges in class and should fit well here

THIRD
4-2-6-10
JAY ISKEY'S debut wasn't bad; should bounce back from last

FOURTH
2-4-8-6
GET THE BLING might have found the right spot to break through

FIFTH
4-2-3-6
HOT FUDGE LOUIE should be ready for a solid effort in debut

SIXTH
4-6-5-1
BLOWIN SMOKE just missed on the grass in last; should be fine on main track

SEVENTH
7-10-8-4
PRETTY BRITCHES only turf start was not bad and might pull a small surprise here

EIGHTH
3-7-2-6
SEA TREATY has been competitive against tough customers and will be tough

NINTH
8-3-2-6
TIZONA just missed in last and should be ready to break through

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