Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/5/16

The fireworks may have been dampened in some spots of the country but the sparks are just getting ready to fly as summer racing is here. – It won’t be long until you’ll be playing your favorite ovals and the marquee races that can tame the humid summer heat. – Keep these runners on your list of horses to watch, and as always be sure to check them against the E-Z Win Form selections to see where they fit. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !




7/2/16 – Race #4 – 6f on the turf

#4 – Kabang = Jose Ortiz had the call and his mount was off slow and went four wide into the final turn all the while showing good late kick.


7/2/16 – Race #8 – One mile on the turf

#9 – Neck of the Moon = Irad Ortiz in the saddle and he was three wide getting the lead and was bested right at the wire.


7/2/16 – Race #9 – 1 1/16 on the main

#5 – Lewis Bay = Irad Ortiz stumbled badly and swung wide in the stretch to get second money.





7/2/16 – Race #4 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#6 – Talent Show = Jose Ferrer was moving well and forced to steady at the 1/16th pole. After regaining his stride he finished up solid for a 4th place finish.


7/2/16 – Race #5 – 5f on the dirt

#9 – Nonna Mela = Victor Lebron for Todd Pletcher and this 2-year-old grabbed the lead and never looked back. This is a very nice filly by Arch, and you can play this one right back off a 7 1/4 length win.



Belterra Park


7/2/16 – Race #6 – 1 mile on the turf

#11 – Vivid Storm = Rodney Prescott in the irons and breaking from the 11 post was no bonus. He made a very strong move after tracking just off the leaders and was bested in the shadow of the wire.


7/2/16 – Race #8 – 5 1/2f on the dirt

#6 – Southern Warrior = Eddie Zuniga had the call and was perfectly placed the entire trip and made a solid closing bid against a strong speed bias that day.