Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/26/16

Most of the country is sweating it out and the racing action keeps getting hotter ! – Summer racing is always the best of the year, and Mother Nature is giving us a full-blown party. Del Mar and Saratoga on the wagering menu, and Arlington’s grass racing. Does it get any better than this ? – Oh, and don’t forget Gulfstream and your favorite oval close to home. Just kick back, grab a cool drink, and put on your shades in the sunshine. Things are just getting started and the best is yet to come ! – In the meantime, keep a close eye on these runners next time out. They had a compromised trip and that means there might be a bumper payday right around the corner.




7/23/16 – Race #2 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#1 – Master Merion – Jose Ortiz in the saddle and this guy grabbed the lead and fought his rider most of the way refusing to settle down. – He was just beat by a nose.


7/23/16 – Race #4 – 6f on the dirt

#4 – Tree Top Lover – Bumped at the break, steadied and clipped heels, and stumbled twice. – Anything better than this and you might see a whole new runner.


7/23/16 – Race #6 – 5 1/2f on the dirt

#7 – Royal Copy – Ricardo Santana aboard and he looked like a sure winner. – He came up just a bit short down the lane after shipping in from Churchill.




7/23/16 – Race #3 – 1 mile on the turf

#2 – Dad Are We Here – Nick Meza in the irons and here is a playback runner. – Lacked room at the 3/16th’s pole and fanned four wide and still won by 1 1/4.


7/23/16 – Race #4 – 1 1/16 on the all weather

#5 – Mom’s Choice – Jose Valdivia up for Larry Rivelli. They won by a widening 4 1/4 under wraps. – Bet right back with both hands.


7/23/16 – Race #6 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#2 – Poker Player – Edgar Perez in the irons and was forced to fan four wide on the final turn losing ground to finish a fast 3rd.


Del Mar


7/24/16 – Race #3 – 1 mile on the dirt

#5 – Storm the Shore – Iggy Puglisi in the irons and this guy got caught up in a quick speed duel. – He still ran a game 3rd, but the clock may have done him in at the end of the race.


7/24/16 – Race #8 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#2 – Ambitious Brew – FlavienĀ Prat had his mount in full gear down the lane and was just beat at the wire. – He’ll be a player next out.



Just keep your eyes peeled and get ready for them to fire right back. – See where they fit on the E-Z Win Forms to gauge their level of competition. – They had an excuse this outing and just be patient. They’ll be taking the track very soon. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !