Harness Weekly Update: Bag O'Bucks Across The Board

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October 10th, 2021

The TwinSpires Harness Blog Weekly Update covers our successes and failures from selected features and the H2W (horses-to-watch list, now including Hoosier spin-offs).

Thursday, Oct. 7

Indiana Sires Stakes action at Hoosier delivered two winners: Shirley Goodness ($8.20, $2.80, $2.10) and Swingforthefences ($4.00, $3.20; $2.10). Also, in order of returns:
Big Law ($6.00, $4.00); 12-1 winner
Breckenridge (5-1), sixth to Swingforthefences
Iwannabewithyou (7-2), eighth; 12-1 winner

The Mohawk Miles pair included Magic Maggie ($3.00, $2.80) to the second favorite and Frontier Cruise (16-1), sixth to the favorite.

Friday, Oct. 8

International Stallion Stakes at The Red Mile also resulted in a pair of winners: World At War Deo ($10.00, $6.60, $5.60) and Temporal Hanover ($8.80, $5.80, $2.10). Also, in order of returns:
Letsdoit S ($6.00, $2.60) to the favorite
Periculum, ($2.60, $2.40) to the favorite
Global Pandemic ($2.80) to the favorite
King Of The North ($2.10) to the favorite
Fast As The Wind (15-1), sixth to the favorite
Keg Stand (7-1) broke, sixth-placed-fifth to World At War Deo

Saturday, Oct. 9

Only one winner but big prices on the board from some contenders. In order of our results, here are how our contenders did in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots finals at Mohawk:

Cyclone Sister, $14.60, $6.80, $5.30
Royal Champane, $25.60, $12.50
Stonebridge Strong, $18.70, $8.20 (Exacta $91.80)
Cantstoplyin, $7.60, $4.10
Da Royal Miracle (25-1), fourth
Icey Shadow (62-1), sixth
Tokyo Seelster (11-1), sixth
Girl Scout Cookie (28-1), seventh


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 44 active horses (an 18% win hit rate and a 55% ATB [across-the-board] hit). Horses with asterisks before their names were tweets @FrankCotolo. Follow for late choices.


Ginger Tree Marty, $22.80, $6.60, $6.00, Dayton
Jericho, $5.20, $3.00, $2.80, Plainridge
Blazin Mooss, $5.00, $3.60, $2.60, Hoosier
Meadowbrook Nola, $4.80, $2.80, $2.60, Hoosier
Magic Shark, $3.40, $2.60, $2.80, Northville
Panda Adventure, $2.80, $2.20, $2.10, Hoosier
Wallabee, $2.80, $2.10, $2.10 OK, Red Mile
BJs Rocket, $2.40, $2.10, $2.10, Northfield


Hayswood Ron, $10.00, $7.40 (Exacta, $14.60), Red Mile
Vel Scotty Boy, $9.00, $4.40, Hoosier
Plus One, $8.40, $5.20, Plainridge
Winter Gram, $5.00, $3.40, Northville
Brave By Design, $4.40, n/s, Freehold
Fingals Wave, $3.00, $2.40, Northfield
Newyorkblueblood, $2.90, $2.40, Vernon


A Girl That Twirls, $8.80, Red Mile
Dreamlands Art, $5.50, Vernon
Zeke, $3.40, Dayton
Atomic Blonde, $3.20, Hoosier
Jet Wills, $2.60, Hoosier
Play Trix On Me, $2.60, Pocono
Selfie Queen, $2.20, Red Mile
Hurricane Calleigh, $2.10, Batavia
His Excellence, $2.10, Freehold


Andover Hall has been retired from stud duty. A foal of 1999, Andover Hall took his record of 1:51.3 at three and earned $870,510. A freak paddock accident caused Andover Hall to be scratched from the Breeders Crown, and he never raced again. He stood his first season in 2003 and sired Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover in his first crop. Also among his credits are top winners Nuncio and Creatine, and he appears as the broodmare sire of When Dovescry.

Manchego, a world record holder, has been retired from racing. The six-year-old trotting mare heads to Kentuckiana Farms for her career as a broodmare. A daughter of Muscle Hill, Manchego won 39 of 65 races and earned more than $3.2 million—fourth in history among female trotters behind Moni Maker, Peace Corps, and Bee A Magician, respectively. She is the fastest female trotter in history, with a mark of 1:49. She is the only trotter in history to win with a sub-1:50 mile in three different years—2019, 2020 and 2021.

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