Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 2/6/17

Bettors and handicappers had a big weekend on tap as there were some important stakes for the three-year-olds, and somebody said there was a football game that was worth watching. If you are a sports fan, one who enjoys making a wager, or one of the whales in Las Vegas, this was your weekend ! – But there is plenty of business to tend to as we need to keep our bankrolls growing and here are some runners who could use a strong play next out. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !





Race #1 – #3 – Cookie Crisp – 6f on the inner track

Came out of the gate crooked and struck the gate. Wide on far turn and tried to pick up the pieces late in the lane.

Race #2 – #2 – Desirous – 1 mile on the inner trackĀ 

She jumped a shadow leaving the gate and ran a green place effort against a much better foe.

Race #4 – #8 – Battle Midway – 1 1/16 on the inner

Nice runner who spun six wide on the final turn showing a good late kick.

Race #5 – #7 – Tipit – 6f on the inner track

Steadied at the start and pinched back taking big public support at the windows this day.


Fair Grounds



Race #1 – #2 – Silverdollardreams – 1 mile on the dirt

Mike Maker trainee going turf-dirt and steadied at the 5/16th’s and bumped soundly down the lane.

Race #3 – #3 – Restless Gambler – 5 1/2f on the turf

Grabbed the lead as the odds-on chalk and faded a bit nearing the wire.

Race #9 – #8 – Blarp – 1 1/16 on the turf

Amoss trainee who was forced wide all the way around as the chalk and still managed a fast closing effort.


Gulfstream Park



Race #2 – #10 – Raining Lemons – 1 1/16 on the turf

Laurel shipper extremely wide down the lane closing very quickly for trainer Michael Matz.

Race #4 – #5 – Clyde’s Image – 1 mile on the turf

Exited the Dania Beach and grabbed the lead. Held up strong at a sweet price and just got caught at the wire.

Race #8 – #4 – Campaigners Gold – 1 1/16 on the turf

Bumped at the start and clipped heels early on. Still managed a 4th place effort this day.

Race #10 – #9 – Fifty Five- 1 1/16 on the turf

Grabbed the lead for Christophe Clement and got nailed in the shadow of the wire.

Race #11 – #9 – Fifty Five – 1 mile on the turf

Taken back sharply at the break and swung out 8 wide gaining quickly at the top of the lane.