Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/24/17

The weather held the world of racing in some rainy grips in many parts of the country, and one would think they would be hearing a March-April weather report. But when you’re in the throws of January you have to drop back and wonder. What will the Racing Gods have in store for us in the upcoming months ? – Either way, here are some runners that are sure to make your bankroll swell as we ready for the richest horse race in the world this weekend ! – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !





Race #3 – #3 – Just Got Out – 1 mile on the inner

Manny Franco had this gal in high gear down the lane but was forced to go four wide.


Race #7 – #8 – Benevolence – 6f on the inner

He had trouble leaving the starting gate brushing and causing him precious ground as he finished a strong closing 2nd.


┬áRace #8 – #5 – Ostrolenka – 6f on the inner

Off slow from the break and forced wide throughout


Race #9 – #4 – Kick Off – 1 1/16 on the inner

Impressive winner for the Kiaran McLaughlin barn and needs a playback the next time out.



Fair Grounds



Race #5 – #5 – Clearly Now – 6f

Off slow from the break and heavily backed at the window – Prime contender to show much better next out.


Race #6 – #11 – Lilt – 1 mile and 70 yards

First time starter who was forced three and four wide on both turns still managing to finish 3rd.


Race #9 – #1 – Wicked Lick – 1 mile and 70 yards

Nice filly who broke tardy and finished with a flurry down the lane


Race #10 – #3 – Cambodia – 1 1/16 on the turf

Horrible trip checking and being forced to alter course during the race. After this ugly trip she managed a solid 3rd place finish


Tampa Bay Downs



Race #2 – #5 – Inaswagger – 7f on the main

Odds-on favorite who was bumped at the start and still dueled gamely to be bested at the wire.


Race #6 – #1 – Realism – 1 mile on the turf

Heavily backed filly from the Bill Mott barn who made a solid bid off a long layoff from Saratoga


Race #7 – #3 – No Fault of Mine – 1 1/16 on the main

Impressive gal fresh off a win who needs a playback at the windows.


Race #9 – #8 Lirica – 7f

Bumped around leaving the gate and forced wide. – She still managed a solid 3rd place.