Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/16/17

As the passing weeks draw closer to the sweet smell of roses, horse players are starting to awaken for the long run to the first Saturday in May. – You’ll see your favorite winter time ovals beginning to start showcasing the best of what the season has to offer. – Keep your radar up as here are some runners who may not have had tier best day and could come right back and score at a square price. Remember, it’s never to early to start building your bankroll as we round the turn of winter and head to spring. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !


Gulfstream Park


Race #8 – #9 – Nessy – 1 1/8 on the turf

Corey Lanerie had this guy rolling down the lane after encountering a bit of traffic around the far turn.

Race #9 – #1 – Spellker – 5f on the turf

Joel Rosario had this gal rating well and was out kicked down the lane as the odds-on favorite. She’ll improve with every start and there is no better time than next out to get started.

Race #10 – #7 – Divisidero – 1 1/16 on the turf

Edgar Prado had this guy rolling from the back of the pack. He looked “washed out” in the post parade and still managed to finish third on this day.




Race #2 – #1 – My Girl Annie – 6f on the inner dirt

Nice filly for the Chad Brown barn and Manny Franco seemed like he didn’t get any response early as the odds-on chalk. She’ll do better next out as the trainer is know for getting everything worked out between races.

Race #5 – #3 – Royal Posse – 1 and 70 on the inner dirt

3rd off the layoff and he delivered his 5th start in the Jazil Stakes. The New York-bred is a real gamer and I think there is plenty more in the tank.

Race #8 – #9 – Divine Interventio- 6f on the inner

Asmussen trainee with Irad Ortiz in the irons. Showed an impressive late kick going 7-8 wide into the lane, and this is a good race to build on.

Race #9 – #4 – Grassmiss – 6f on the inner dirt

Allen Garcia in the saddle and his filly was dead last most of the race. Once she was given the cue she made a strong rally to be bested by a neck at the wire.


Oaklawn Park



Race #1 – #2 – Wild Dreams – 6f on the dirt

Alex Birzer won easily for Jack Van Berg and looks to be cruising right through the claiming conditions.

Race #3 – #6 – Tempo Seeker – 6f on the dirt

1st timer who was sent off the post time chalk. Jose Ortiz had the call and he came rolling late with a purpose. Top of the lane he was 6 wide angling out late for the show spot. – His second race will allow him to mature and give a better showing.

Race #6 – #1 – Sightforsoreeyes – 1 mile on the dirt

CD invader checked at the 6f mark and was forced to steady at the top of the lane. Maybe a little better trip will reward his backers at the windows.