Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch March 9-13

TwinSpires Staff

March 9th, 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 9


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, adding new possibilities to this Mohawk Miles section.

Race 1 — #7 Larry Is Debs Rock (8-1): Good finishing third, bet back.
Race 7 — #8 Reys N A Rocket (5-1): Bet-back beaten favorite.
Race 8 — #2 Its A Long Story (10-1): Crowded at the wire, bet-back.


The Meadows, Race 7

Beaten favorite #1 Green Magic (4-1) avoided a breaker then pushed too hard as the favorite last week; by the stretch he was galloping. The sloppy mile leaves room for some mis-calculated odds as the betting public punishes bad behavior. We will give a pass to the jumping ponies and go with #3 Battle King (6-1), who provoked the drama. He trotted the best of them all after breaking as the public’s second choice. In the mix for single-race exotics, add #5 Save The Goal (9-1) and Green Magic.

Friday, March 10


Yonkers, Race 5

#3 Kingsville (2-1) comes back from a fine win and the step-up is no negative. Similarly, #6 Pro Beach (5-1) returns off of a win in the same company and looks to have the style for the mile. Thirdly, #1 Eddard Hanover (5-1) could whip the speed late if there’s dueling and smash the cheap exotics.

Saturday, March 11


Pocono Downs, Race 7

Our trio of contenders could provide a fine exotic-bets result when including #4 Virgin Storm (6-1). A trainer change may mean nothing but it shows no signs of being negative. Last out was a promising trip that ended badly and deserves a pass, not a reduction in price tag for this ‘Game of Claims’ series leg.

#1 Mudville (9-2) cashes checks and may be a popular claim.

#5 Stellar BB (3-1) has speed that holds on for some money, hitting the board for exotics. All in all, leaving #2 Caviart Max (5-2) out of the top three gets you good cash for a seven-horse field.

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.


3/11/23, Go Viral R5; +Bobleeswagger R8

Dover Downs
3/9/23, U S Captain R3; Got The Mojo R9

Flamboro Downs
3/9/12, Bettingonthebeach R5; Voracious R6; Chief Corleone R8

3/10/23, Horn Bet Hattie R5; Lady Flix R10

3/10/23, Lindys Booze Cruz R2; Bingo Brain R4

The Meadows
3/9/23, +Cash Hall Filly R4; Bee Jammin R6; Swipe Right R9

Miami Valley
3/9/23, Sergeant Highway R3; KJ Owen R5; Unloaded N R6

Monticello Raceway
3/9/23, +Tolly-ho R3; Parklane Terror R4; Bass Player R5

Northfield Park
3/11/23, Bettor Lady R5; Natasha R11; Cheekie Babe R12; +Brush N Crush R13; Rockin Sage R15

Rosecroft Raceway
3/9/23, +Go Randy Go R4; +Andy The Beard R8; +Imalwaysclassy R9; +Setting Sun R13

3/11/23, +Jack Rock R7; +Isaac (ae) R13

3/9/23, +The Pantheist A R1; +B Nicking R6