Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 9/26/16



The weather should start acting more like fall and it can’t come soon enough. – The heat was welcome at the beginning of the summer but I’m ready for the cool crispness of the autumn racing season. – It won’t be long until we’ll start the Breeders’ Cup talk, and there is no better time of year to be a horse player. – At the time of this entry there are 39 days and three hours, But who’s counting ?? – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !





Arlington Park

Race #5 – #4 – Amanda the Actress – 1 1/16 on the turf

Five wide at the top of the lane and made a solid late run in average fractions.


Churchill Downs

Race #3 – #8 – Bud Fox – 1 mile on the dirt

Led all the way and won easily by 4 1/2. This is a definite playback for race fans.

Race #5 – #1 – Motown Man – 6f on the main

Calvin Borel split runners twice and made a game effort for 2nd on his first start. – He’ll only improve from here.

Race #7 – #6 – Learning Curve – 1 mile on the dirt

Loomed boldly and bumped around a bit down the lane. He got it together and finished a game third.





Belmont Park

Race #2 – #1 – Know Your Customer – 1 1/16 on the turf

Steadied and forced to check off heels in the final furlong.

Race #4 – #8 – Three Perfections – 1 mile on the turf

The colt settled and made a solid bid to grab the lead to weaken in the final strides.

Race #6 – #10 – Bellavis – 6f on the turf

Five wide at the top of the lane and came rolling to finish a strong second as the beaten chalk.

Race #7 – #9 – Slim Shadey – 1 1/16 on the turf

Bobbled and took up at the start. Three wide on the turn and eventually forced to be 5 wide in the final furlong to finish a strong second.



Be sure to check the above runners against the E-Z Win Forms to see where they stack up against the competition. – Nothing like a little glimpse into the weekend for runners who have an excuse and even better when they return to serve up some payback for their loyal backers at the windows. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !