Harness Racing: Picks and Horses to Watch March 3-6
More Mohawk winter series are on tap for the weekend and we have collected more contenders for specially selected features. The never-ending TwinSpires’ horses-to-watch list (H2W), which brought to the toteboard 53% of its picks, shares live entries to success in your exotic and win, place and show payoffs.
Thursday, March 3
Each week we highlight some probable long shots from Mohawk Park. If they do not win at first crack we add them to the H2W the following week as bet-backs or in selected features, adding new possibilities to this section.
Race 1 – Tymal Tiggs: Qualified with a win which could repeat itself for money.
Race 5 – Lyons Princess: Some good energy in the stretch to finishing fourth.
Thursday, March 3
Mohawk, Race 9 - ONTARIO GIRLS
The Ontario Girls pacing series, leg two, presents a bet-back spot for Just Daisy. Given stronger support than we thought, she was 8-5. However, she did not start well and cannot be dismissed for her performance in leg one. She may go off at a higher number here.
Bottomoftheninth finished third, racing better than the public’s 6-1 offering, and returns here with a better profile.
Friday, March 4
Mohawk, Race 8 - ONTARIO BOYS
The $43k Ontario Boys Pacing Series Final (four-year-olds) is a bet against a one-two-three finish as was last week’s leg. This week, Mustang Beach needs to be more aggressive and will be our minor upset choice for price and purpose. His dead heat last week with Hesincontrol may have been a surprise even to him and since the latter had a tougher trip he could catch them all. This pair is the key to some prices across the board and in exactas if they finish one-two.
Hawthorne, Race 8
Perseus Seelster is in a great spot to win his first race this year at the seventh attempt after scoring a sharp place finish. He stays in this class with better earnings than some which have won already this season. He is one of two here trained by Nicole Agosti and her other, Feeling Like A Ten, should be the public choice. This looks a good boxed exacta with the best payoff going to Perseus Seelster on top.
Saturday, March 5
Pocono, Race 3
Shipping from Rosecroft, Cyrus Peak beat a field of nine in a state-bred preferred conditioner. Trainer Eli Scott, Jr ships him to the mountains to go in the track’s Game of Claims series with all good intentions against a group that he should have no problem defeating.
Father Sarducci will challenge and the crowd may overrate him against the shipper but he will be good for single- and multi-race exotics with Cyrus Peak.
Meadowlands, Race 7
An outside contender, Heza Real Diamond can benefit from the obvious choices in this race. Toss out last week’s mile—he had no chance from the beginning and still made up some precious ground. Trainer Edwin Quevedo’s horses are resilient at a price and he has another great possibility here.
For exactas and triples, two good partners able to blow the payoff into the clouds are Bobcat Bay and Ocean Ridge N. The former can smile home late from the 10 hole and the latter is a Dylan Davis shipper, always a threat.
Horses to Watch
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.
3/4/22, +Fox Valley Hoss R5; +Dancingonthesand R7; Mystical Storm R10
3/6/22, +Alilthundadownunda R10
3/3/22, Razor's Edge R3; Always A Joy R7; Saratoga Blue Chip R9
3/4/22, +Native Ideal R2; +Stan The Man R8
3/4/22, +Star Of Oz R4; +Canthelpbutwin R4; +Keystone Charles R5; +Beat Of NY R6; Keene William R6
3/4/22, +Keep Rockin A R6
3/3/22, Rose Run Whitney R2; +Kyuquot R7
3/4/22, Sarah Gator R2; +Bar Harbor R11
3/3/22, Lexus Witha View A R5; Blank Stare R8; JDs Modest Man R14
3/3/22, +Soverato R3
3/3/22, +Prince Of Art R4; +Rocks Fantasy R8; +App Hanover R9
3/5/22, +Ms Gray Sea R5; Machbook Pro R7; Rockin Megan L R9
3/5/22, Snowball's Romeo R2; +Ain't It Fun R7; Sullivan R10; +Hash-tag Swag R11; +Winning Is Sweet R13
3/6/22, Pivotal R10; Adelante S R12; +BC's Rose R12
3/5/22, Stormy Beach R1; Gibus R5; Crockets Cullen N R6; Delightful Joe R6; Rockin The Arena R8
3/3/22, Slick Artist A R1; Striking Genson R4