Harness Racing: Picks and Horses to Watch for Feb. 10-12
We are back with suggested contenders for selected features and our never-ending TwinSpires’ horses-to-watch list (H2W) for wins, places and show and exotics.
Each week we highlight some probable long shots from Mohawk Park 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.
Race 1 – Skylar: raced evenly in a qualifier and is ready for a good mile.
Race 9 – Moonlitebeach: stalled after an outside challenge to the leader.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Yonkers - Races 4, 5, 6
A Pick-3 ticket seems a good shot here, along with the usual single-race wagering offers.
Corsini A won convincingly at Freehold, grinding a win from the 8-hole start, and shifts to racing under the lights for more money.
Bet-backs Anne Bonney N and Malnificent should have the chances and prices we like here. The former was close early (43-1) with her position buried midway. Finishing in front of her, the latter (7-1) took to the outside and pushed but the favorite won this with no challenges.
Major Battle finished second at the Meadowlands, earning every step at 9-1. This step-up placement is truly not much of a change except for the extra turns.
Friday, Feb. 11
Hawthorne - Race 6
From Gerald Hansen’s hot barn, Robertsgladerunner gets another shot at local foes in this affair. Last week he made a path on the outside with a strong challenge but was hammered late in the chase at 11-1. He leaves farther outside here which should increase his odds though he has the kind of brush that could be fast late to score.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Meadowlands - Races 2, 5, 8
In an evenly gathered claiming group, we have to go with Edwin Quevado’s Pirates Alley. He returns after a gallant trip from behind making up nine lengths to get a piece of the purse.
Montana Chief A goes for his second race of the season for Erv Miller and his first, finishing third at 13-1 was a good prep for this, where post 9 won’t hurt the odds.
The only other entry from the Erv Miller barn, No Win No Feed A has been on fire in three events, winning two. Along with H2W entry (see below) Alexa Skye, exotics could go aflame, too.
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.
2/11/22, Thisishowwedoit R1; +A Major Omen R5; Promising Flight R7
2/10/22, +Premier Rockstar R8
2/11/22, +J Danae R8; Some Lucky Magic R8
2/11/22, +The Thunder Rolls R4; +Robertsgladerunner R6; +Rollinwitdaponyzzz R8
2/12/22, +Alexa Skye R8
2/10/22, Stormin High R5; Rising MVP R6; +Beyond Belief R7; Society Jill R8; +Shirley Skip Shady R9
2/11/22, Dig Danny Dig R11
2/10/22, +Sectionlinetwister R2; +All About Lynx R2; +Chip It In R3; +Mayor Mittcheese R9
2/11/22, +Vincenti R6
2/10/22, +Rhythm Seelster R3; +Magics Wizard R7
2/10/22, Hard Workin' Man R1; Heaven's Superstar R4
2/12/22, +Liberty Party R1; Followthewind N R7; Lovem And Liam R9; Part-time Hanover R12; +Rockinattheryman R14
2/12/22, +Kenogami Coco R3; Lear Seelster R10
2/12/22, Isaac R9; Itsonlyrocknroll A R9; RJ Maverick R12
2/10/22, Cowgirl Lilly R2; +Joe Exotic R7
2/11/22, Champagne On Ice R4; Derecho R5