It's a fun night at Sam Houston tonight, with camel and ostrich races tonight, a pair of Arabian Stakes and some good money to be made, especially in the sixth, eighth and 10th races.
And just for grins, we give you our Camel race selections: Chita, Pepper, Anson, Ken
How to use the picks: We give you four horses. The numbers correspond to the program number or betting number. This isn't necessarily the order we think they will finish, but more the four horses we believe are the most likely contenders.
If you have read Acing Racing, we advocate trifecta, pick three and pick four wagering (buy the book if you want the strategies). If you are new to the game, try some simple exacta boxes. Take a horse of your own with two of mine and play a three-horse box ($6 on a $1 wager). Make sure you have at least one horse of 8-1 or higher in the bet.
More advanced players should use these selections as supplements to your own handicapping.
BEAR BOTTOM returns to maiden company and should be tough in this spot
SMOKE N AL ships over from Fair Grounds and fits well here
BYARS LADY should improve off the last start
GAMBINI has been closing in on that elusive first win and might get it tonight
SUZY THREE comes off a nice second and has a good record at this trip
CONTUCKY DIRT is stakes placed but faces a strong group here
SPARK PLUG was dull in last but should be better this time around
SAND ON FIRE is consistent and comes off a nice stakes win
SO BIG IS BETTER wheels right back off a nice win
HY DANGER chased a nice one in last