Harness Weekly Update: $129 exacta, double-digit winners

August 28th, 2022

The TwinSpires Harness Blog Weekly Update covers our successes and failures from selected features, stakes, and the H2W (horses-to-watch list). H2W horses through the following Monday appear in the following week’s Update.

Thursday, Aug. 25

This week’s Mohawk Miles selections included a fourth by Cunning Connie (4-1) with the race favorite winning and Twin B Habanero (74-1) breaking stride while struggling into the stretch to finish 10th.

Friday, Aug. 26

At 48-1 in the Casual Breeze at Mohawk, we wound up fourth to the second choice with Pencils Down.

Saturday, Aug. 27

And now, Mohawk’s evening:

In both of the Eternal Camnation splits, we wound up with the favorites but won with Sylvia Hanover ($3.10, $2.40, $2.10) and lost with Savethelastdance, who finished fifth.

We also had the favorite in the Peaceful Way, but Heart On Fire finished sixth.

In the elims for the Canadian Pacing Derby, a 3-1 shot defeated our choice, second-placer Warrawee Vital ($5.90, $5.50). In the opener. In the other elim, This Is The Plan (28-1) was a dud, finishing seventh, but Desperate Man ($10.00, n/s) was a top-paying place bet.

Our choice in the Wellwood at Mohawk, French Wine (5-2), was flat, finishing fifth to the public’s second choice.


The H2W results list across-the-board prices. Exactas listed include a H2W horse finishing second to a race-favorite or if the first two finishers are H2W horses (an asterisk appears when both horses form a cold exotic combo; most base prices are $2). The note “OK” determines that prices are correct (even when a show price exceeds a place price or all prices are the same).

Please note that some results reflect horses racing after the blog posts (they appear the following week).

This week, there were 35 H2W horses (14% win-hit rate and a 49% ATB [across-the-board] hit). Horses with asterisks before their names were tweets @FrankCotolo. Follow for late choices.


Sprout, $21.20, $4.80, $4.00, Freehold
Tulhurstsantanna A, $15.40, $7.40, $4.00, Hoosier
Jim Blue, $4.60, $2.60, $2.10, Pocono
Slay, $4.60, $2.60, $2.30, Batavia
Ellagator, $3.60, $2.40, $2.10, Northfield


All I Could Afford, $17.00, $6.80 (Exacta $129.80), Scioto
Gone Madigan, $6.80, $6.00, Plainridge
Tinos Pulse, $4.40, $2.90 (Exacta $5.40), Monticello
Dance Number, $3.00, $2.50 (Exacta $11.40), Mohawk
Sweet Soul David, $3.00, $2.10, Freehold


Kitty Wampus, $8.20, Running Aces
Miki The Clown, $5.20, Meadows
Speaktoyourmanager, $3.00, Mohawk
Ideation Hanover, $2.60, Yonkers
Arabellas Cadet, $2.20, Yonkers


The Meadowlands returns this Thursday, Sept. 1, with a Thursday-Friday-Saturday schedule until the third week racing offers a Friday and Saturday only schedule.

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