Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, Jan. 22

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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
4-3-5-1
EVIL WAYS tries turf for the first time and should handle the surface


SECOND
1-3-5-2
SONG AND A G faltered as the favorite in last; should bounce back


THIRD
5-2-1-6
DE BIRD IS DA WORD is coming off a decent win and could pull off another


FOURTH
1-2-7-6
KENAI BOB has faced tougher and should be competitive in this spot


FIFTH
5-4-9-1

GOLD PILOT should benefit from a little extra ground

SIXTH

3-2-7-8
CHRONIQUEUR is in consistent form and should be in the mix


SEVENTH
1-3-2-12
SAILSNTHESUNSET gets back to sprinting and that could do the trick


EIGHTH

3-7-9-4
ALPHA AND OMEGA likes this surface and is in good form


NINTH
5-1-6-7
WORLD collapsed in a tough heat in last; should get back in the mix


TENTH

3-7-5-10
GOLDEN HEAT has been inconsistent but this might be a good spot


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