Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch May 25-29

TwinSpires Staff

May 24th, 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, May 25


Each week, we highlight probable longshots 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.

Race 2—Thundering Jim; One more chance to revolt as planned.
Race 6—My One Percent; Should live up to strong qualifier prep.
Race 8—The Ideal Huntress; Strong favorite caught late, rebound expected.
Race 10—Sauble Amber; Well-backed but raced late from a slow start.


Hoosier / Races 11, 12, 13, 14

This is the final week of the plan:
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. We feel they help exotic payoffs so consider them when building a Pick-4 ticket, as well as for single-race bets.

Race 11

Bryce’s Lady has been hitting the board with competitive ease and Bettor Lady returns to this Pick 4 after having good support last week to finish fourth.

Race 12

Theresnotouchingme is fresh to racing and not a proven loser. Rockinforreal must overcome the outside with a crafty weaving trip.

Race 13

Juxta Cowgirl is a beaten favorite and returns from last week’s P-4 contenders deserving another shot... Morning Sunrise was bet well enough but was short late and is a good addition to any ticket.

Race 14

Somebeachsomeday was hammered late after leaving well, and the drop in class could give him the extra steps he needs to go the mile gate to wire. Dance Monkey can compromise the front-keeping efforts and Big Chief Arrow can close on any duels ensuing through the half.

Friday, May 26


Western Fair

Some of the top Borgata older pacers shipped north to the half-mile Raceway at Western Fair in Ontario for the track’s premier event. Eight in all, we will be supporting Covered Bridge. We caught him in the Borgata as he found his best stride in the series and did not let up. He should offer a good price leaving from post 4. Also, Funatthebeach will do far better from post 8 here than expected, most likely appearing with a late soaring pace to hit the board.

Saturday, May 27



Race 7

From this class last week at Philly, Lyons Johnnyjnr was the clear third choice of the public and raced evenly in a crowded half while the top two favorites struggled to earn their odds. Off of a win, Territory took advantage of a bumbled first half to get the lead and won as the soft favorite.


5/26/23, Franks Watching R6; Kandy Sweet R7

5/26/23, Mackworthy R6
5/27/23, Ill Rock The World R10

5/26/23, Roma Amor R5; Salvadors Sun R6

5/25/23, +Little Jolena R3; +Alwaysanun R8
5/26/23, Town Gossip R12

5/27/23, Rau Ru R5

5/25/23, Game On Girls R10; +Light My Torch R11

5/25/23, +Sporty Redhot

Oak Grove
5/28/23, +Maddie's Jet Lady R12

5/26/23, Don'tmakeafoolofme R3; +Saddle Up N Cruise R6; +Swan Leader R9

5/26/23, +Wine N Dine Me R1

5/25/23, +Clean Shave R5; +Ginger Tree Will R9

5/27/23, +Miss McKee R3

Running Aces
5/25/23, +Western Summit R5; Cruzin Coco R10

5/28/23, World Bank R3

5/25/23, Delilah Seelster R1; Jet Hill R6; Dynamite Dylan R7
5/26/23, Pull The Shade R12
5/27/23, Nashing Hill R9

5/26/23, Bellville R4
5/27/23, Filly R3

5/26/23, Mcbardle R2;
5/27/23, Chase Mateo R2; +Mommas A Diva R2; Wyoming Cowboy R4; Independently R5

5/25/23, Vali Hanover R6; Down The Pike Mike R7; Zig Zag R10