Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch April 27 to May 1

TwinSpires Staff

April 26th, 2023

Selected features, stakes coverage and the never-ending TwinSpires’ horses-to-watch list (H2W) share keys to success in exotics, win, place and show payoffs.

Mohawk Miles

Each week, we highlight probable long shots from Mohawk Park (WoMo) in this features section. If they do not win at first crack, we add them to the H2W the following week as a bet-back while adding new possibilities to this Mohawk Miles section.

Friday, April 28

Race 6—Warrawee Yang; Comes off of an impressive qualifier for Mark Etsell.
Race 8—Dahlquist Hanover; Can make it two in a row.
Race 10—Nimah Franco N; Back class and ready to roll from the outside.

Power Plays

Hoosier / Races 11, 12, 13, 14

Hit the late Pick-4 at Hoosier Park on Thursday and split the $1,000 daily jackpot.
Here are our contenders for the Pick 4 on Thursday, April 27. We feel they help exotic payoffs, so consider them when building a Pick-4 ticket, as well as for single-race bets.

Race 11

Two contenders from last week’s Pick 4 surface here and need to be included. Sugar And Spite returns to the class in which she recently did best, and Big Time Barbie was dismissed by bettors, but we nabbed her huge show price and back her again with a great chance to hit the board across the board.

Race 12

Always Amazing may offer chump change, but his brief resume cannot be denied. Vel What A Star performed best around a group like this and appears to like cashing checks.

Race 13

There’s little I like better than a horse winning a qualifier with authority and speed and stepping into a pari-mutuel race against non-winners beginning to look like proven losers. Riggins Time makes the grade, is well-bred, could offer a strong price, and earned the qualifying win while improving with qualifiers.

Race 14

Again, from last week’s P-4 set, the bet-back is Pink Ruby. Third across the wire against better, she can roll home saving ground or pumping the issue wire to wire. Madisons Angel should continue to be competitive while escaping the eyes of the public.

Saturday, April 29

Power Plays


Our contenders in the following two races are available for a personal parlay (to win, place or show) and single-race exotics for any tickets you build).

Race 4

American Wiggle was wildly successful last week at 17-1. Strong-finishing second in an overland route mile and almost beating the favorite is the key to support here. Black Edition N was also impressive with outside maneuvers while winning and looks to be in the mix but good.

Race 5

Octave is fast and off a win; deserves to be respected in the tenuous company of a claiming mile. All others are debatable for the tag amount.



Our contenders in the following two races are available for a personal parlay (to win, place or show) and single-race exotics for any tickets you build).

Race 1

Grand Slam Hero is by promising stallion Met's Hall. “Hero” qualified twice due to a break and overcame it to win the second prep. She goes here with the kind of freshness we like for a season opener. Laws Of Motion broke at the start and if on gait here can race to her potential.

Race 2

Jericho Willie should top this short field and the public’s probable choice, Bluesville, increases the value of a parlay and other wagers.


4/28/23, +And I Quote R2; On The Take R4; Fiji R10

4/30/23, Adagio De La Tour R3; Worthy Opponent R6

4/29/23, +Riproy R5; +Bay Brute R7; +Respectable Dream R7

4/28/23, Shortys Girl R6; +Red Dirt Boomer R7; Lookout Stokk Zone R8

4/28/23, Tellitsabb R2; Top Recruit R5

4/29/23, Command R5; Mysweetboymax R11

4/27/23, Rojo Man R7; Capt Daryl Dragon R9

4/27/23, Odds On Vienna R3; The Real Way R4

4/27/23, +Blatantly Best R2; +Sir Shadow R4; +Ardent R8

4/29/23, Fear The Blaze R2; Hope Im An Icon R7

4/29/23, Mystical Lane R2; Parade Of Hits R5; Swan Hilluva Time R5; Enchanted Mission R8

Oak Grove
4/30/23, Bay City R2; No Lou Zing R4

4/27/23, +Crazy Cash R2; Life Is A Bet R3; Bettor Soul R7

4/27/23, White Hair Rocks R2; Bet You R4

4/29/23, +Dee's Red Delicous R2; Rockin The Blaze R3; +Captain Romance R11; Huntanover R13

4/27/23, Leonard's Legacy R2; Triple Shot R8

4/29/23, Warrawee Nonsuch R2; Lindas In Heaven R10

4/28/23, Flyhawk El Fuerte R5; Gold Star Artie R8
4/29/23 +Golden Brit R9

4/27/23, Herculisa R3; Fear Her Touch R4
5/1/23, Oakwoodnitownit IR R2