Playing the Ponies

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, Jan. 29

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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
4-5-10-12
MERITATEN has been hanging in there on some tough circuits

SECOND

6-1-4-7
ICEBIRG LET US will be a short price but looks tough here


THIRD
1-7-5-4
XINGFU struggled at Fair Grounds but priors at Remington were solid


FOURTH
6-2-1-4
CENTSMYBABYLEFTME has excellent speed and should be in the mix


FIFTH
4-6-11-1
GOLDEN PERFECTION has a lot of experience but seems to be improving

SIXTH

2-3-4-7
CLAYMANNSDREAM might be ready first time out


SEVENTH
7-1-6-2
QUINN MURPHEY gets a slight edge in a wide open group


EIGHTH
8-10-11-1
WESTMONT was not bad in first effort over the surface and could improve


NINTH
7-8-6-1
SISTER NOVA is consistent and should be in the mix




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