PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, March 17

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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
6-1-7-3
GOLIATH RIDGE keeps getting closer and might finally break through


SECOND
2-6-1-5
LEMON ROSES should thrive with added distance and offers good value


THIRD

1-7-4-2
GAME SET AND MATCH has been OK in last two vs. better


FOURTH
8-7-2-3
BRENDA'S AN I FULL should be tough if race stays on turf


FIFTH
2-9-10-8
JUDY'S PRIZE was in tough in last and could pop at a price

SIXTH
6-1-3-4
KATE'S SECOND SILVER should be competitive in this spot


SEVENTH
3-9-11-10
MILLI STAR could offer some nice value; should do well at this distance


EIGHTH
7-6-8-1
MISS FUNNY GUN plunges in class and that should do the trick


NINTH
3-7-5-4
BANDY'S MAP gets in for a tag and should improve here


TENTH
4-6-7-3
BLACKROCK CASTLE could thrive with the surface switch and stretch out

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Here are my selections for Tuesday 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
3-6-4-1
CONTENDRESS was solid in meet debut and could move forward


SECOND
3-5-4-2
PEPPERMINT MATCH should improve off claim


THIRD
5-1-6-2
CURTSEYTOTHEKITTEN should improve in this spot


FOURTH
5-1-6-7
JESSICA'S ARCH popped at a big price in last and can repeat


FIFTH
1-4-10-6
WHENTHEPENNYDROPS should be set up for a nice effort

SIXTH
4-8-5-11
SNEEM could turn the tables in this spot


SEVENTH
8-6-1-4
APPROVETHISMESSAGE should improve with move back to main track


EIGHTH
3-5-4-7
SPUN LINE switches back to dirt and should respond


NINTH
5-3-4-2
RUNNINGWSCISSORS has been racing on tough circuits


TENTH
2-12-11-1
CADDO FOX has chased some tough ones and might break through


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