How to use the picks: These are the same picks you can get on the free tip sheet available at shrp.com and on track. They are not meant to necessarily be in exact order, but more an opinion on likely winners. I am assuming you have some knowledge or have listened to Acing Racing 2016. We give a little more detail here than what you get on the tip sheet.
DIAMOND THIEF turns back off a solid effort in Louisiana
Digging deeper: Passing on this one. Like the No. 1 horse, but he has been off for a long time and might need a start.
PISTOLERA comes off a strong effort at Delta Downs
Digging deeper: The Delta horses have not been as effective this meet as in the past, but this one fits well here. Will single in pick threes and hope for the best in the next two legs.
BIG HEARTED GAL romped in her only try at this trip
Digging deeper: Her last two are disasters, but that five-furlong turf win at Lone Star would romp here. Will wheel her first and second in the tris with the 2-4-6-8 with 2-3-4-6-8. For pick threes we will use 1-2-4-6-8.
MY FAVORITE STONE comes off a nice second going shorter
Digging deeper: Another one to spread deep in with your pick threes. Really like the four outside horses. Might add the 2 in pick threes. The 7 might be an interesting backwheel key in second and third in the tris.
Will take a flyer with a first time starter in a wide open event
Digging deeper: Another race I will pass on. Have to go very deep here to catch the pick 3s and 4s.
SWEET CYD deserves another shot after walking out of the gate in last
Digging deeper: Was hoping for a better price on the 1 than 5-2. Walked out of the gate in last, made a middle move and flattened. Should fare much better here and will just play in the win/place slots.
SPOOFY DO should enjoy the stretchout and turf switch
Digging deeper: The 1 should handle the grass but the safer trifecta key might be the 2 horse, which will also be a bigger price. Something like 2 with 1-5-4 with all and 1-5-4 with 2 with all.
DEVIROW was sluggish in last but could improve
Digging deeper: I like horses like this who were well bet in their meet debut and did not tun well, but did not bomb, either. On that note, I like the 6 at what should be a square price and will play across the board.
Very tough group and any of the top four could take it
Digging deeper: Really have no clue in this one. Might be worth hitting the all ball in the pick 3.
CIBOLO PETE could take this at a nice price
Digging deeper: About that pick 3…I think you can go 1-5-6-8 with all with 2-11 here and get out. The 11 had a couple nice efforts at Retama and should be a fair price.