PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, Jan. 15

Courtesy photo


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). We will be doing The Blitz from 4-7 at the track so please drop by.

FIRST
6-1-2-4
KADA is in sharp form but should be challenged by a talented entry.


SECOND
1-3-8-7
IMPRESSIVE REWARD has been close in Oklahoma and should break through


THIRD
9-7-2-5
ICED OUT should be in a good spot to clear this condition


FOURTH
8-1-7-2
RAILROAD ROSIE has won two in a row and should be in the mix


FIFTH
6-1-5-4
BANKROLL BEN is in a good spot and should offer some value

SIXTH
2-8-10-1
WAR ARGYLE has been knocking on the door and should break through here


SEVENTH

7-6-3-10

DECLARE WAR has a good record over this surface and is in good form


EIGHTH
5-6-8-4
GRADE ONE struggled in last but prior efforts were strong


NINTH
3-4-6-9
GRAY HOPE is in sharp form and should be competitive in tough group


TENTH

1-3-5-6
COUNTENANCE will be a short price but looks very good in this spot

Bigger Picture won Sunday's Connally Turf Cup. Coady photography

Here are my selections for Sunday at Sam Houston Race Park for the special racing festival card. There will not be a better racing card in America today. There are several terrific races and high quality animals. It is a day you should enjoy. These selections 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

1-5-4-6
EMPIRE OF GOLD chased a nice runner in last and should be in the mix


SECOND
5-3-8-10
GRAY HOPE has some nice efforts over the turf course


THIRD
2-9-4-5
BOLD LEGEND has a pair of sharp efforts coming in and looks tough


FOURTH
1-3-7-5
THREE DEE FLAG has faced top company and should bounce back


FIFTH
4-1-11-10
FAST BOAT has two sharp efforts over difficult courses

SIXTH
6-5-4-1
MR MONEY BAGS is in good form and loves this surface


SEVENTH

4-7-1-11
BILLY BATS rates a slim edge in a wide open, talented group


EIGHTH
5-4-1-6
MYLADY CURLIN is a win machine but this is a tough group


NINTH
12-10-2-7
BEMMA'S BOY should be a nice price for a trainer who owns this race


TENTH

2-11-6-5

WINNING ENVELOPE caught yielding turf last two; should be better on a good track


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