Boom! Pompano $54 Strike; Cal X $47 Score; Yonkers $15 & More

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February 14th, 2021

Here is the TwinSpires Harness Blog Weekly Update.

Thursday, Feb. 11

In Yonkers’ Pick-4 stream we handed over the highest win price, leg two’s Banzai AS ($15.80, $4.00, $2.40), with our other ticket member Norwegian Dad (28-1) breaking to finish seventh.

The stream opened with a favorite winning leg one while we finished third with Sandys Beach ($2.80). Betterthanbrie (21-1) came in seventh.

We were off the board in leg three with J Rockin B (5-1) fourth and Ashtini (8-1) fifth.

A favorite completed the stream while we were second with Wishy ashy Girl ($8.60, $8.40), who completed the $44.80 exacta.
 Friday, Feb. 12

At the Meadows, our three suspects for our sixth-race feature presented the winner, Hurrikane Lori Ann ($5.80, $2.80, $2.40) and the third-finishing Magic Shore ($4.60). Our other choice, Mrs Major Hill (15-1) was never a threat, finishing 10th.

Saturday, Feb. 13

The Power Plays on opening day at Pocono gave single-race exotic bettors horses on their tickets but the Pick 3 was empty of winners.

In leg one we had the place with Revelry ($2.40, $2.20), while Texas Terror N (8-1) paced home fourth to a 5-1 winner.

In leg two, the race favorite won and both of our choices, Janaid and Bye Bye John, at 11-1, finished seventh and fifth, respectively.

Completing the stream, an 11-1 winner was accompanied by our two choices, Mississippi Rabbit ($2.40, $2.10) and Iammrbrightside N ($4.20).

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 31 active horses (a 23-percent win hit rate and a 55-percent ATB [across-the-board] hit. Horses with asterisks before their names were tweets @FrankCotolo. Follow for all late choices.


Just Don’t Wait, $54.00, $15.40, $6.80, Pompano
Livinonadreneline, $47.20, $20.20, $10.00, Cal-Expo
Some Waratah A, $17.60, $10.00, $6.70, Yonkers
Moms Crossroads, $10.60, $5.30, $3.60, Monticello
Louie Louie, $6.20, $3.60, $2.60, Meadows
Chaptiama, $4.80, $3.60, $2.80, Meadowlands
Runaround Sue, $4.80, $3.00, $2.10, Freehold


Hunting AS, $7.40, $3.30, Yonkers
Cheerio Hill, $3.00, $2.20 (Exacta $15.60), Monticello
Zampara, $2.90, $2.80, Monticello


Blow A Cloud N, $4.60, Pocono
Siesta Beach, $3.80, Yonkers
Xpert Bayama, $3.80, Pompano
Fingals Wave, $3.40, Northfield
Way To Go Fabieo, $3.40, Buffalo
Flash Me Baby, $2.80, Cal-Expo
Duplicated N, $2.20, Meadowlands

Ontario's four regions with harness racing raceways announced a shift back into the color-coded COVID-19 response “zones,” resulting in a return to racing within the zone protocols.  Flamboro confirms live racing continuing on Feb. 21. Rideau Carleton moves its opening race date to Feb. 16. Woodbine-Mohawk Park resumes racing, without spectators, on Feb. 18.

An extra card has been added to the February racing schedule at Pocono. The trotters and pacers will be racing over the five-eighths mile oval on Monday, Feb. 22, with first post time 12:30 p.m. (EST). This card will be drawn on Feb. Pocono opened its 2021 season this past weekend.

Ocean Downs announced the 2021 harness racing schedule consisting of 44 race nights starting June 6 and ending with the last race on Sept. 15. The race schedule is a Sunday, Monday and Wednesday format with first-race post set for 7:05 p.m. (EDT). There will be no racing on July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) approved schedules for the 2021 season. This season’s Night of Champions finals will be hosted at Yonkers on Sept. 10. Finals for the Excelsior Series will be held at Vernon Downs on Sept. 11. The NYSS offers a generous spread of its legs for trotters and pacers around all New York harness tracks. For a complete schedule, click here:

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