We are still doing our job at TwinSpires because there is still an audience, much thanks to the technology that brought us to this platform in time, be it now immersed in uncertainty. Bettors know risk, though, so uncertainty is always present. We are still working, then, for the bettors; our focus on profit remains with every hoof beat in competition.

Although the season’s major features are on hold as of this writing, our off-the-beaten-track opinions continue to assist your wagering choices. The H2W (horses-to-watch) list selections reach for hopeful outsiders to bring successful win, place, show and most single- and multi-exotic races.

Raceways with suspended programs are listed below in the H2W list, where they would normally appear alphabetically.


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Saratoga / Races 3—5
Thursday / March 19

We take on a Pick-3 stream with contenders suggested for single-exotics as well.

Race 3
Ginger’s Bid gets a morning line (ML) of 8-1, which is wildly generous. She burned out early last week at this level, beaten by the 1 and 2 horse here (they are the top two early choices).

Also underrated is Forever Muv, who has been racing better than her odds and has a good chance to be in the mix here, raising the exotic prices as well.

Race 4
Leg two of the Pick 3 offers outsider Grey Roots. Having rolled around some other tracks before returning to Saratoga, The Roll With Joe mare raced two well-crafted miles coming back at a lower rung.

Delightful Trysta’s last race was just all right, compared to the one before it that found her one of the public’s choices and finishing second at this level.

Race 5
Sally De Vie has fooled bettors two in a row in March, finishing strongly in second and third at 15-1 and 71-1, respectively. This is her kind of field to beat, again fooling the crowd.

That’s Incredible will get a lot of play and deserves most of it. She has the kind of speed that this track favors, as well as the 1 hole, as well as she drops in conditions, all adding to her chances making the board and the exotics, at the least.

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WoMo / Race 6
Thursday / March 19

Woodbine/Mohawk (WoMo), continues to present complete programs. You will notice a good number of horses from WoMo are on the H2W list as we lay focus upon the programs since the pandemic forced raceways to suspend pari-mutuels activity.

Race 6 begins Pick-5 and Pick-3 streams and includes

This is a fine Claiming/Handicap, with the higher tagged few on the outside, with some claims clouding the step-up status. Also, trainers Richard Moreau and Carmen Auciello each have a pair in this field of seven. In other words, this is an evenly matched field, class-wise.

That being measured, we have to look at Kingofthejungle and P L Idaho because their, drops largely bringing them back to their best levels. Of the pair (one Auciello and one Moreau), Kingofthejungle’s chance to win is better than P L Idaho’s shot, though the latter is the bigger drop. Moreau’s other claimer, Brookletsjustified, couldn’t make it stepping up last time and now he will have to pace at the aforementioned pair from the outside, which might not be a winning move.

If any other in the field could add to exotic prices, it’s Sin City Boogie, who is quite experienced around this kind of competition.

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Cal-Expo / Race 3
Friday / March 20

In last weeks Fillies and Mares Open, Jennifer Sabot’s Velocity McSweets was the favorite in the field of six. She made up a ton of ground after a slow start, giving up 7 lengths to an early pacesetter but she raced behind that one and two suck-alongs. One of those, Bertha Vanation, won by a head.

That was Velocity McSweets first race of the season and already the fans were aware of Sabot’s tough barn residents. This week, Velocity McSweets has no excuse if she takes a different path, becoming the closest thing to a lock on the evening.

Flash Me Baby joins the high-level group and will attract a lot of action, enough, we hope, to make Velocity McSweets less appealing to the crowd.

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Cal-Expo / Race 10
Friday / March 20

A trainer we have been following as a new member of the horsemen community in Sacramento is Jacob Cutting. In this race, he sends Casey N Grinegan on his seventh trip of the season. Last week at 5-1, “Casey” was aggressive from off the pace at this level, catching the show spot against the public’s second choice that won.

Casey clearly was noticed and supported, as well as an overlay, but here he may be dismissed and register higher than 6-1, considering the presence of last week’s beaten favorite, last week’s winner and place horse.


H2W Legend

Review our choices and confirm the wagers available at the prescribed track. H2W offers possible contenders researched from reviewing races. Horses’ names are listed beneath the name of the track with the date of their race and the race number (R6 ) follows. If a + is in front of a horse’s name, it appears on the list for the second time (horses are listed twice only if, at first, they failed to win. An “ae” signals also-eligible. Types of wagers to make are based on your judgment.

H2W LIST

Buffalo
SUSPENDED

Cal-Expo
3/20/20, Bettor In The Bank R4; +Ahead By A Century R6
3/21/20, +Sin Machqueen R9

Dover
SUSPENDED

Flamboro
3/19/20, Qrakemeup Blue Chip R1; +Twice An Angel R5; +Oseemylucky Bo R10

Fraser
3/20/20, +Salvadors Sun R2; +Mr Saturday Night R6; +Pureform Mr Toffee R10
3/22/20, +Spiderdman R8

Freehold
SUSPENDED

Hawthorne
SUSPENDED

Hoosier
SUSPENDED

Meadowlands
SUSPENDED

Meadows
SUSPENDED

Miami
3/20/20, Mosee Terror R1; Sonofa Sizzle R6; Buzinga R10
3/21/20, +True To Mach R1; +Armabluechipboy N R9

Northfield
3/21/20, +Cheyenne Zone R4; Official Treasure R5; Merciless R12

Pocono
SUSPENDED

Pompano
3/19/20, +Trotalot R3; +Ugottobinittowinit R6; +JAs Going Away R7; +Moon Doggie R8

Saratoga
3/19/20, +Dragmetoglory R2; +Tiger Boudoir R8; +More More More R10

WoMo
3/19/20, Tuxedo R3; Arcane Seelster R4; Classica R8; Mybrothergeorge R10

Yonkers
SUSPENDED