Harness Weekly Update: 'Wow' win payoff of $102
The TwinSpires Harness Blog Weekly Update covers our successes and failures from selected features and the H2W (horses-to-watch list). H2W horses through the following Monday appear in the next Update’s results.
Thursday, May 25
Our four Mohawk Miles contenders assisted in completing two exactas with race favorites winning. The Ideal Huntress ($4.40, $3.20) ignited a combo worth $22.30, and Sauble Amber ($3.60, $2.30) resulted in a $13.40 exacta. Thundering Jim (18-1) tanked, finishing fifth, and My One Percent came home seventh.
At Hoosier, two winners we delivered complemented a final chance to hit the TwinSpires-bonus play for the Late Pick 4. Topping the two was the last leg’s winner, Big Chief Arrow ($25.40, $13.40, $5.80). In the penultimate leg we backed Morning Sunrise ($5.40, $3.40, $3.20).
The first two legs were ineffective to the Pick 4. Bryce’s Lady (7-2) finished fourth; Bettor Lady (6-5) fifth; Theresnotouchingme ($2.60) third; and Rockinforreal (9-1) fifth. Also-rans included Juxta Cowgirl (9-1), eighth; Somebeachsomeday (19-1), fourth; and Dance Monkey (8-1), ninth.
Friday, May 26
At Western Fair, we nailed the winner of the Camluck Classic Open Pace days before the public made our choice a strong favorite. Nonetheless we were all over Covered Bridge ($4.30, $2.50, $2.10). Our exacta choice and possible upset pacer Funatthebeach (12-1) finished sixth.
Saturday, May 27
Our Pocono feature came up with two well-supported contenders that disappointed backers. Lyons Johnnyjnr (5-2) finished eighth, and Territory (6-5) was a closer seventh.
H2W LIST RESULTS
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 are listed—a cold exacta). 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 51 active H2W horses (an 18% win hit rate and a 41% ATB [across-the-board] hit). Horses with asterisks before their names were tweets @FrankCotolo. Follow for late choices.
Iwillmakeyousaywow, $102.20, $31.20, $10.40, Cumberland
Down The Pike Mike, $35.20, $10.60, $3.70, Yonkers
Chase Mateo, $9.40, $4.30, $3.10, Vernon
Delilah Seelster, $4.60, $2.80, $2.60, Scioto
Cruzin Coco, $4.40, $3.20, $3.00, Running Aces
Wine N Dine Me, $3.40, $2.10, $2.10, Philly
Vali Hanover, $3.20, $2.40, $2.10, Yonkers
Saddle Up N Cruise, $3.00, $2.10, $2.10 OK, Northville
Jet Hill, $2.10, $2.10, $2.10 OK, Scioto
Roma Amor, $$3.40, $2.20 (Exacta $6.40), Freehold
Vegan, $3.40, $2.60, Freehold
Write The Rules, $2.10, $2.10 OK, Western Fair
Ill Rock The World, $7.20, Cumberland
Mcbardle, $5.30, Vernon
Kandy Sweet, $4.40, Buffalo
Land Of Royalty, $4.10, Kawartha
Crea Star, $3.40, Meadows
Mackworthy, $2.60, Cumberland
Pull The Shade, $2.40, Scioto
Nashing Hill, $2.20, Scioto
Salvadors Sun, $2.20, Freehold
NEWS & NOTES
A new leader in the TwinSpires Bettors’ Horse of the Year emerged with Iwillmakeyousaywow (see H2W results). He was on the watch list for the second time at Rosecroft but with no advance notice shipped to Cumberland to race on May 19. In that race he went off 50-1 and won. His $102.20 win price knocks out the former leading candidate Way To Go Fabieo’s $96.50 score.
One of the greatest trotters of all time, CR Kay Suzie, Horse of the Year in 1995, passed away at 31. Owner Rod Allen delivered the news. Rod said of his homebred, “You just wondered where the speed came from; she was small, long, and short-legged.” She won stakes, set world records against both divisions but was denied winning the Hambletonian due to a break in an elim. “I ran her off her feet,” said Allen. “I take the blame. I tried to get her in gear three-quarters out and she took a bad step.” She won the Breeders Crown (BC) Mare Trot at three and destroyed the boys in the BC Open Trot at four.
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