Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/4/16




Keeneland is only days away and the foliage in my neck of the woods is beginning to show the slightest hint of color change. The humid air has been replaced by cool autumn breezes and the countdown to Breeders’ Cup is in full-stride. – Before you start digging out your hoodies and carving your jack-o-lanterns. Here are some horses that could bring out the best in your bankroll next time out. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !




Churchill Downs


Race #1 – #2 – King Ptolemy

Beaten favorite on this day and was bumped around soundly down the backstretch. He still managed to finish a solid third.


Race #4 – #3 – Make Me

Gulfstream Park invader was forced to angle out sharply costing precious ground. After all the smoke cleared he managed a minor award for show.


Race #5 – #3 – Magnum Force

He was dead last and came rolling late in the race. In the final 1/8th he was bumped around and had to wait on a seam.


Race #8 – #5 – Bodes Well

First time starter who hopped at the start and finished up well to be 4th. – This should be an excellent teaching moment for next out.


Race #11 – #7 – Tiz a Course

Stumbled badly at the break and managed to get it all together to make a run for the 5th spot.




Santa Anita


Race #1 – #1 – Colonel Samsen

Veered out at the 1/8th pole and came flying late to be 4th.


Race #3 – #3 – Redeeming Quality

Steadied at the 3 furlong mark and weakened a bit down the lane. The public was behind the runner at the windows and deserves a good chance to redeem himself.


Race #4 – #5 – Black Tie n Tails

Bobbled and squeezed back at the start and finished with very good energy.


Race #5 – #1 – Cedar Rapids

Beaten chalk who was in tight at the top of the lane causing the runner to lose momentum.


Race #10 – #4 – Zapperkat

Bobbled at the start and finished up gamely.