Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch Jan. 19-23

TwinSpires Staff

January 18th, 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.

Thursday, January 19


Each week we highlight probable long shots from Mohawk Park 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.

Race 2 — #3 Furiosa (3-1): One strong stretch run for third at 8-1 to his credit.
Race 4 — #2 Cutting Class (8-1): Strong, impressive close promises better performance.
Race 11 — #9 Jitterbug Flip (7-2): Off a win, dangerous here.


Rosecroft, Race 7

#2 Maurice (5-2) enjoyed an easy trip last month and was well supported at 4-1, taking the show spot. This week his morning line may be worth face value but he may not be the favorite. Exotic partners should pay well with #3 Beachhead (8-1) and #6 La Savane (8-1).

Friday, January 20


Yonkers, Race 6

In a perfect spot after a month off, #2 Morning Has Broken (5-2) returns to action for Jared Bako after cashing to show from post 7 at Yonkers off at 31-1. A cool half-mile campaigner, she should be a smart addition to single-race exotics.
In league with her for exotics is Saratoga shipper #7 Newsy N (20-1). She was second at 6-1 and drops from the class structure up north to fit well in this conditioner.

Saturday, January 21


Meadowlands, Race 2

It is rare for us to endorse a selected-feature choice two times in a row but #6 Bionic won for us impressively last week at Dover and we are backing him again as he ships to New Jersey for this race. Trainer Crissy Crissman-Bier also sends #7 Sharky Bear here and could help a strong exacta and trifecta price along with #4 I'm J Bee N.

Horses to Watch

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.


Batavia Downs
1/19/23, Catch The Wave R5

1/20/23. +Cartiere R8
1/22/23, Fromashestoashes N R1 (Qual); +Gray Zee R10

Dover Downs
1/19/23, +Dreaming Of Lou R1; +Levi At Play R1; +Got The Mojo R7; +Thornbush Hanover; R10; +Stag Party R12

1/20/23, +Lazin On The Beach R2; +Big Sky Ex R3; +Sin Machqueen R8

1/21/23, Acton Hanover R3; +Bobcat Bay R9; +On Accident R9

The Meadows
1/19/23, +Silver Diamond R1; Believer R4; Leave Her Wild R5

Miami Valley
1/19/23, Waves Of Fire A R2; Pine Master R2; +Beast Of Delaware R3; Tell The Dream R7; Shelly Rockwell R11

1/19/23, Wal Finest R2; Magnum Force R8; +CR Dudley R10

Northfield Park
1/21/23, Roar Hanover R3; Marvelous Kiss R5; Sea Rose R8; +Suddenly Royal R11; +Noone To Depend On R15

1/19/23,+Uncle Coz R2; +Costello R11

1/19/23, Heckraiser Hanover R2; Promise For Life R3; Pocahontas R7
1/20/23. +Kenrick N R4
1/23/23, +Brackley Beach R5