Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/28/16

Nothing like a little weekly report to get you thinking about the races. – Winning Ponies does all of the leg work so you can spend more time using the data to maximize your bankroll. – Here’s a little added bonus if horses who had a tough trip, bad break, or deserve a good piece of your bankroll next time out. Be sure to check them against the E-Z Win Forms to make sure you have all bases covered.


Monmouth Park


6/25/16 – Race #7 –  6f on the dirt

#14 – Congrats Kid = Paco Lopez in the saddle and his runner broke from the 12 post, bumped around at the start, still made the lead and drew off by 6 3/4. – This is a play back if I have ever seen one.


6/25/16 – Race #8 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#6 – My Bucky’s Boy = Paco Lopez in the irons and stumbled badly leaving the gate and regained his composure to come flying to get beat by a head in the shadow of the wire.


6/25/16 – Race #10 – 1 1/16 on the turf

#5 – Sea Coast = Jersey Joe Bravo had the call and his mount was forced to steady between runners at the 1/4 pole and then split runners to make a good bid for 2nd money in the (G-3) Eatontown.





6/25/16 – Race #3 – 1 1/16 on the All Weather

#3 – Gray Phantom = Eurico Rosa DaSilva had the call and was boxed in rounding the far turn and had to steady. She was very game and finished an honest third after a tough trip.


6/25/16 – Race #5 – 7f on the turf

#8 – Paddy Point = Jermaine Bridgmohan had the nod and his mount was facing a field of thirteen. She was boxed in between runners and never had a good shot to shake loose and do her best running.


6/25/16 – Race #7 – 7f on the turf

#1 – San Nicola Thunder = Eurico DaSilva was the pilot and had a very tough time handling this runner. The charts had a comment I’ve never seen before; ” Had steering problems.” – At (3-1) the public thought enough of this runner and maybe there was an equipment problem or was extremely rank. Either way, I’m going to double down when he hits the track next out.



Indiana Grand


6/25/16 – Race #1 – 1 mile and 70 yards on the dirt

#4 – Guard Your Grill = Leandro Goncalves had the assignment and was bumped soundly at the break and still drew off to lead by 5 lengths. – He is an excellent speed rider and never got a breather during the race.


6/25/16 – Race #2 – One mile on the dirt

#5 – Whizbang = Rodney Prescott had the call and the public favorite broke in the air and spotted the field six lengths. He made an explosive run and was forced to settle for a minor share this day.


6/25/16 – Race #8 – 6f on the dirt

#1 – Plenty Elusive = Tommy Pompell was the reinsman, and was in tight at the 3/8th’s pole and forced to check. – He put together a nice run but was no match for the winner after a troubled trip.