PLAYING THE PONIES

Sam Houston Race Park selections for Wednesday, March 6

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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). Like my picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh races best of all.

FIRST
7-6-4-5
FUDGE PROUD has an annoying habit of running second but this sets up well

SECOND
6-2-3-5
BYARS MELODIE has a nice debut at Delta and should improve

THIRD
7-5-3-6
HIGH CLASS TASTE gets back in for a tag and that might do the trick

FOURTH
9-5-8-1
ELVIS is a well-bred firster for a high-profile barn

FIFTH
3-10-9-5
KONA KATIE had a sharp win in last and likes this course

SIXTH
3-2-5-4
EASY SO EASY had a troubled trip in last and could improve at a price

SEVENTH
4-2-3-6
ALPHA AND OMEGA has a good record here and should be coming late

EIGHTH
3-1-2-6
THE GINJA NINJA freaked in last and could repeat if form holds up

NINTH
7-1-9-8
MABAS looks solid off sharp debut but the 1 could surprise at a price as well

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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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