Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch March 2-6

TwinSpires Staff

March 1st, 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, March 2


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 Its A Long Story (8-1): Won at Flamboro, ready to take on better.
Race 5 — #4 Larry Is Debs Rock (7-2): Impressive trip at 13-1 in last at Western Fair.
Race 7 — #6 Reys N A Rocket (3-1): May be a big favorite worthy of the odds.


Monticello, Races 3, 4

Here we take on the single- and multi-race exotics (Win Parlay, too) along with win, place and show possibilities.

Race 3 — #5 Esai Hanover (5-2) comes off a win and makes it into these conditions, a plus for his chances if not for his projected price.
Race 4 — #1 Haymitch (7-2) steps up a tad after eating real estate late to be third.

Friday, March 3


Yonkers, Race 7

Beaten favorite #6 Pedro Hanover (3-1) raced adrift as speed got the best start and forced him to wait for a path that did not present itself. He may offer a better price racing a better mile. Outsider #1 Better Up (9-2) could be the exotic element to push combo tickets to high return territory.

Saturday, March 4


Meadowlands, Races, 6, 7, 8, 9

An attack on the 50-cent Pick 4 is at hand. When you build your ticket, treat our contenders with great regard.

Race 6
#3 Lexus Kody: Good win, could repeat and pay as good or better.
#1 Flip The Switch: Beaten at Yonkers, expect big improvement here.

Race 7
#6 Ladyford Dollar GB: British invader likes the U.S. dirt.

Race 8
#7 Ohoka Chopper N: Well-supported at 3-1, caught in heavy traffic too late.

Race 9
#2 Shadow Cat: Our winner last week at 7-1 rode the wave, fired late.
#6 Shine A Light: A wire-to-wire score at 4-1, underrated by the crowd.

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.


3/5/23, +Pridecrest R7; +Trey Rockette R8; Bobleeswagger R9

Dover Downs
3/2/23, +Gold Train R1; +Monty's Play R6; +Memory Makin R8
3/6/23, +Angelo R1; +Thatswhatisaid N R10; +Whata Foolbelieves R12

3/4/23, +Windsong Jack R3; +Nylander R4; +Incredible Badger R14

The Meadows
3/2/23, Cash Hall Filly R11; +Fear Abby R12
3/3/23, +Shipshape R3

Miami Valley
3/2/23, Secret Side Piece R4

Mohawk Park
3/2/23, +Thundering Jim R9; +Bad Eye Bill R9

Monticello Raceway
3/2/23, Thor (ae) R5; Alwaysshowfaith R6; Tolly-ho R8

Northfield Park
3/4/23, Brush N Crush R3; Peppermint Mocha R7; Waitforever N R11; +Live And Let Di R14

Pocono Downs
3/4/23, +Dillinger R10; Virgin Storm R12
3/5/23, +Thanos R13

Rosecroft Raceway
3/2/23, Go Randy Go R3; +Fox Valley Mondo R5; Setting Sun R11; Imalwaysclassy R13

3/4/23, Nora Tova R2; Jack Rock R4; Isaac R10
3/6/23, +Fire Flower R7

3/2/23, Muscle Dan R4; Smalltownthrowdown R5; The Pantheist A R8
3/3/23, +Violets Rainbow R1