Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch Sept 7-11

TwinSpires Staff

September 6th, 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, Sept. 7


Each week, we highlight probable long shots 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.

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Race 3—Sinatra Hanover; Second straight looks good for a decent price from 8 hole.

Race 4—Mass Money; Strong third in qualifier from the outside.

Race 7—Great Bet; Set for another win but at a better price.

Friday, Sept. 8



Lucrative Michigan-bred events ($79k+) for two- and three-year-olds are highlighted.

Race 3 (2fT)— Smashin’classy leaves from the outside, which should heighten her odds against the top two contenders, and that value is a reason to back her.

Race 4 (2cT)—Sonofaseecook hit the board six of seven times, and by those numbers, should be the best bet here if you do not go by raw speed numbers.

Race 5 (3fT)—Krystals Jewel stands out and may offer a better price than expected since she leaves from the 8 hole. Her speed could overcome any negative imagined.

Race 6 (3cT)—Smash The Rail, another Smashed-sired product, should race his fastest frosh mile here against his main rivals.



Six-figure state-bred Classics are featured in our finals’ choices.

Race 6 (2cp)
—Caviart Justice is sharp now and should overcome the 9 hole to hit the board with value for any wager.

Race 10 (2cT)—Mr Grant is DR Ackerman’s hottest trotter in a decade and can win off of the elimination win while sizzling.

Race 11 (3cT)—Air Power has found his best stride and is in tune to win this classic.

Race 12 (2fP)—Rocket Deo is back for the big bucks with a good shot to get the lion’s share.

Saturday, Sept. 2



New York Sires Stakes race for champ titles with six-figure miles. Here are our contenders for the specific divisions we feel worthy of wagers.

3cP—Hurrikane Hunter should be the best value across the board in this competitive division.
3fT—Instagram Model meets less than she has faced all season.
3fP—Good prep and strong support at Tioga give us Bronx Barista.
3cT—Kierkegaard K all the way.
2fT—Senorita Palema pays off for Svanstedt at a fair price.


Horses to watch (H2W) are strong contenders evaluated from overnight race charts (including qualifiers), replays, and trainers’ current win percentages. Each horse appears in two consecutive lists if it does not win on its first listing.

H2W horses are suggested for win, place, show (across the board) wagering, and to be included in exotic combinations.

Exactas listed in H2W results reflect an H2W horse finishing second to a race favorite or if the first two finishers were on the list when an asterisk appears for cold exactas. The note “ok” determines prices are correct when a show price exceeds the place price or all three prices are identical.

9/8/23, Back To Hicksville R2; +Mighty Surf R6; Almost Karen R9

9/7/23, +Starzznstripes R14;
9/8/23, Jesse V R2; +Eternal Bliss R5

9/9/23, Pattycake Mooss R8

9/7/23, +Tidquest R8
9/8/23, Armada Hanover R4; I Got The Tab R7; Racin Hungry R8; Warrawee Whisper R11

9/9/23, +Twin B Loudacris R5

9/7/23, Magnum Force R1; Dunes Beach R9

9/8/23, Delightful Summer R1; +Full Of Sharks R1; Hey Delilah R2; +I Choose You R7

9/7/23, +Lazarus Girl R14

9/9/23, +Mauries Bonus A R13

9/7/23, All Attitude R7; Caviart Cherie R10

9/9/23, +Mauries Bonus A R13

Running Aces
9/7/23, +Keep Sweet N Obey R2; Crazy Cute R7

9/10/23, Brayden Victories R4; Duckdodgendive R6; By The Book R10; Pats Way R11

9/7/23, Shamrock R10
9/9/23, +:Lovedbythemasses R13

9/9/23, PL Pork Chop R3; St Lads Bijou R4; Knight Angel R10
9/10/23, +Ayr Pioneer GB R1; Noted A R7

9/8/23, +The Moma Dance R7