Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch Sept. 29-Oct. 3

September 28th, 2022

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, September 29


Each Thursday we highlight some probable long shots from Mohawk Park. If they do not win at first crack we add them to the H2W the following week as bet-backs or in selected features, adding new possibilities to this section.
R1 — #5 Ciel Bleu (3-1): A reasonable bet-back proposition.
R5 — #6 Nothing Bettor (7-2): Under-rated well-bred youngster improves.


Red Mile

The last stop before the Breeders Crown is Lexington, Kentucky, where the divisions battle to be best of the best on The Red Mile. The two-week Grand Circuit stop should have handicappers taking trip notes aplenty as next week most return for the super-purse events. We dedicate all of our features this week to the probabilities for many upset contenders to win, place and show with strong returns.

Thursday, September 29

Race 4 - 2yo colt pace $100k
#2 International Man (7-1) is in a great spot to be on the board and pay well here.

Race 6 - 2yo filly pace $141k
We’re looking for a strong,improving mile from #3 Sweet Home (10-1).

Race 7 - 2yo colt trot $109k
#5 Crown (3-1) should be deserving favorite; key in exotics.

Race 9 - 2yo colt trot $110k
Canadian GC underdog #6 Onion Gum (4-1) could get the trip to upend better stock.

Race 10 - 2yo filly pace $142k
#2 Light And Tight (9-2) is sharp off of Reynolds win for us and apt to repeat.

Friday, September 30

Race 2 - 2yo colt pace $109k
#4 Cannibal (3-1) gets our support here off of a sparkling win.

Race 3 - 2yo colt pace $109k
Brett Pelling’s stock up for a great meet; so #1 Command (6-1) enjoys our backing.

Race 5 - 2yo filly trot $118k
#1 Heart On Fire (3-1) could be on a winning skein winning this.

Race 6 - 2yo colt pace $109k
Joe Holloway’s #7 Ammo (9-2) is better than the crowd thinks, offers a price.

Race 8 - 2yo filly trot $118k
Forgive #3 Grand Fashion (6-1) for a Meadowlands break and take her here.

Race 9 - 2yo filly trot $118k
#2 Quick Stop (6-1) surprised Jersey-breds with a 9-1 win; take her back here.

Saturday, October 1

Race 2 - 3yo colt pace $89k
Ron Burke’s #1 All About The Hunt (7-1) could turn this one over with a price.

Race 3 - 3yo colt trot $118k
Glamour boys present a late-season star — #5 Golden Wall AS (6-1) for the upset.

Race 5 - 3yo filly trot $81k
Watch for the action as #6 Je Suis Si Belle (12-1) gets support enough to take seriously.

Race 7 - 3yo filly trot $81k
Ake Svanstedt’s #6 Jiggy Jog S (5-2) could be the best favorite of the series.

Race 8 - 3yo colt trot $118k
#2 Temporal Hanover (5-2) overwhelms this group.

Race 10 - 3yo filly pace
Pelling at a price again with #3 Sweet Rock Deo (8-1).

Race 11 - 3yo filly trot $80k
Easy one for #5 Joviality S (9-5) zooming on the two turns.

Race 12 - 3yo colt pace $88k
A good shot to be faster than all season is #4 Mad Max Hanover (7-2).

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.


9/30/22, +Two Hip Dip R4

Hoosier Park
9/29/22, +The Thunder Rolls R7
9/30/22, +Serious Miki R12

The Meadows
9/29/22, Pack Your Bags R7; Cash Hall Filly R13
9/30/22, +Cherry Peep R9

9/29/22, Wal Finest R3; Grantor Hanover R5

Mohawk Park
9/29/22, +Sovereign R4; +Kharlamov R8

Northfield Park
10/1/22, +My Three T's R4

Northville Downs
10/1/22, +J B's Hero R3

9/29/22, Squared Away R2

Plainridge Park
9/29/22, Dazzling Lindy R2; +Royally Raised R3; Pure Cotton R8

10/1/22, Straight Up Cool R2; Play The Field R3; +Ideal Wheel R11

Red Mile
9/29/22, Dune With Class R3
9/30/22, Ario Hanover R1

9/29/22, Hilarious Lou R6; Overflow R8

10/1/22, American Rebel R2; Stonebridge Mach R5
10/2/22, +Reign Of Honor R6

Vernon Downs
9/30/22, +Somelucksomerock R10
10/1/22, Fashion Princess R1

10/1/22, +Ehrmantraut R6; +Springbridge Duel R7