Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/19/16

Summer is officially here according to my horseplayer’s watch. – Del Mar rolled out the red carpet and Saratoga is set to go post ward. You can find your favorite track, ADW, or betting parlor to hunker down and handicap some of the best horses in the land. You better hurry, summer won’t last forever ! – You’ll want to start building your bankroll and here are some solid runners who didn’t get the best of trips last out. If you keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you, you just might make a real nice score the next time they hit the track.




7/16/16 – Race #8 – #6 – Lil Rum Tom = Carlos Marquez aboard and this filly made a sweeping move six wide at the top of the lane. Give her a little more distance and she’ll be tough next out.

7/17/16 – Race #5 – #5 – Speak Up Sailor = Mitchell Murrill in the irons, and his mount was the post time chalk when the gates broke. – She tracked the leaders perfectly but drifted out nearing the wire to get beat by a tough 1/2 length.



Gulfstream Park


7/16/16 – Race #4 – #6 – Teri’s Big Heart = Luca Panici was aboard this filly and made a strong move but was blocked badly at the 1/4 pole.

7/16/16 – Race #10 – #4 – Frosty Friday = Eddie Castro aboard and his filly ran into traffic while tracking intently, and when she went three wide she encountered more traffic finding her best stride.


7/17/16 – Race #3 – #4 – Star Contender = Jesus Rio was the pilot and was off slow from the break but showed a good turn of foot down the lane getting minor awards.


Monmouth Park


7/16/16 – Race #1 – #5 – Saint Bernadine = Antonio Gallardo had the call and hesitated badly at the gate break. Once she recovered, her quick turn of foot in the stretch caught my eye.

7/16/16 – Race #7 – #5 – Shea D Girl = Nik Juarez in the saddle and she rated very nicely to finish a very honest third.  – This was the kind of run where runners come back and just get better.

7/16/16 – Race #8 – #1 – Fortunate Night = Nik Juarez aboard and she was off slowly from the break and came flying late in the lane to show promise for next time out.


7/17/16 – Race #2 – #5 – Valedictorian = Paco Lopez in the irons and his mount broke through the gate prior to the start. Once wrangled back in line she showed great speed and was bested down the lane to get 2nd money. That little antic before the start may have cost her the race.

7/17/16 – Race #5 – #7 – Steve Says No = Paco Lopez in the saddle and was a beaten favorite this day who showed good speed and will greatly benefit from this effort.


Just keep your eyes peeled and be sure to always check the runners out on the E-Z Win Forms. This will allow you to see where they fit into the next race and having a little excuse last out may make them a nice thing at the windows. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !