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Harness Weekly Update: $66 and $40 winners top hits

Profile Picture: Frank Cotolo

May 29th, 2022

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 26

This week’s Mohawk Miles selections included a show finish for Willtowin Hanover ($4.20) and a fourth for Do You See It (28-1). Both were defeated by public choices.

Friday, May 27

The sires stakes for soph-colt and filly trotters at The Meadowlands surprised us with our choice going off the favorite. Fashion Schooner ($4.60, $2.30, $3.00 OK) was indeed the best and the threat of Venerable disappeared when she broke in the stretch. However, she was 6-1, overestimated by us.

Second choice Pretender won the colt final while our outsider, Classic Hill (82-1), was forced to fade after a good start but remaining first over.

Saturday, May 28

The Meadowlands feature was won by the second public choice while our contender Weslynn Quest ($4.80, $3.00) finished second.

At Mohawk our top choice in the SBOA soph-colt final was Magical Arthur (13-1). He finished fourth to the favorite but we took second with Sport Secret ($8.80, $5.70) and brought back an exacta worth $42.60.

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 form a cold exotic combo; most base prices are $2). 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 59 H2W horses (a 15% win-hit rate and a 37% ATB [across-the-board] hit). Horses with asterisks before their names were tweets @FrankCotolo. Follow for late choices.

Winners

Paloma Ruiz, $66.00, $30.00, $8.40, Tioga
Tabooma, $40.60, $15.00, $7.00, Hoosier
Rockin Ranger, $12.80, $5.60, $2.40, Freehold
Icanflylikeangel, $8.00, $2.80, $2.80 OK, Meadows
Malone, $7.80, $3.20, $3.80 OK, Pocono
Purple Sky, $6.60, $3.40, $2,80, Freehold
Mastery, $4.20, $2.80, $3.40 OK, Oak Grove
Future Ex-Wife, $3.40, $2.20, $2.10, Northfield
Its Mesmerisen, $2.80, $2.10, $2.10 OK, Philly

Seconds

Classified Material, $20.60, $8.60, Pocono
Echos Mayday, $4.40, $3.00, Northville
Top Recruit, $3.60, $2.40 ($Exacta $14.00), Saratoga
Hollywood Skeeter, $3.40, $2.40 (Exacta $17.60), Plainridge
Quick Art, $3.40, $2.40 (Exacta $7.30), Buffalo
Stage West, $3.40, $3.00 (Exacta $17.00), Plainridge

Thirds

D Vigilante, $4.60, Running Aces
Machdavid, $4.20, Meadowlands
Shes A Fireball, $3.60, Scioto
Falcons Luke, $3.40, Buffalo
Pull The Shade, $3.40, Scioto
Lovin Up On You, $2.90, Monticello
Hurrikane Chuck, $2.10, Pocono

NEWS & NOTES

The 2022 C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup for soph pacers is Canada’s harness's biggest harness purse. This year's “Cup” is contested on June 18 at Mohawk. The complexion of this year's event changed when Spring Book favorite Monte Miki retired. Here are our top five choices as of May 30:

  1. Night Hawk
  2. Ario Hanover
  3. Pebble Beach
  4. Early Action
  5. I Did It Myway

As error-free as we have been with the H2W, changes occur from the time we post to the races we deliver. The gap between deadlines and the races is apt to include some changes for horses involved (as well as a few mistakes which are our fault). TwinSpires Edge editors rarely miss an error but once in a while they are in the same position as us, victims of the source rearranging information. So you do not miss anything, please double-check every horse and its information yourself. Also, remember that horses ship from track to track and sometimes skip a week or more.

Extraordinary Extras

Indulge in our columns, Alternative Actions and Bettors Banquet, at Harness Racing Update.

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