PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, March 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 races on the second half of the card best of all, starting with race five.

FIRST
1-2-7-4
KITCHEN BOSS/JOYABLE
Entry looks double tough but might get a price behind them with the 2 horse


SECOND
7-6-4-3
GRACEFUL RULES should be tough in second start with new barn

THIRD
1-7-3-2
SNOOSE SASA wheels right back after chasing a horse in sharp form

FOURTH
1-5-9-10
SAMICEAN is always a threat on this turf course

FIFTH
5-10-3-2
XIROMA
Was a beaten favorite on a tough circuit in last and should be in the mix here

SIXTH
1-4-3-5
WILD WILL beat a tough crew at Oaklawn in last and could repeat

SEVENTH
9-5-2-1
IRREPLACEABLE did not show much in debut but bred to be very good

EIGHTH
2-5-4-1
EYE ON HARPER seems to be well spotted here and should be in the mix

NINTH
4-7-1-3
ARCH HALO is a first-time starter with OK works and good turf breeding

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Here are my selections for Saturday. 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 will be doing an appearance at the track from 1-3 p.m. so please drop by. Also, it is Preakness Day so check elsewhere on this site for my plays.

FIRST
1-7-2-4
FLY TOOLE FLY should benefit from better post


SECOND
5-6-4-3
CAPTAIN VALOR looks very solid in this spot

THIRD
7-5-4-1
LA GRAN VALENTINA just missed in last and fits well here

FOURTH
3-6-5-2
LOTTA CASH ON THE FLY has not shown much but clean trip would help

FIFTH
9-6-1-3
ONE SWEET KO has improved in each start

SIXTH
7-6-2-5
MOMAS DEALING has two sharp efforts in a row

SEVENTH
9-4-2-7
SO BANG THE IVORIES was dull in last but deserves another shot

EIGHTH
8-6-4-5
JLS RUSTYSPECIALPIE has been off for a while but could surprise

NINTH
7-1-4-6
VIOLETA LUNA should improve off a decent debut

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