• Yonkers Finals, Northfield Features Fillies

    POSTED Apr 23, 2014
    Spring’s first fling with big purses ends on Saturday, April 26 with Yonkers Raceway’ $567,000 George Morton Levy Memorial and $371,400 Blue Chip Matchmaker pacing series finals and consolations—the ‘Levy’ for $100,000, Matchmaker for $75,000.

    In Ohio, soph-filly pacers battle in the Courageous Lady at Northfield on April 25.

    At the Meadowlands on Saturday, a $49,015 W.N. Reynolds Memorial is the earliest Grand Circuit (GC) event to date, offering soph-colt pacers a chance to be displayed before the official GC rolls in May. 

    Until Nov. 18, playing Pick 4s at Hoosier Park through your TwinSpires account offers specials. Ten times point-earning advantages take place on every Tuesday program and Pick-4 bonus bets are plentiful. The bonus feature includes every Pick 4 on every Hoosier program. We will be adding Hoosier to our horses to watch (H2W) list and suggesting horses during the week on Twitter @FrankCotolo and @TwinSpires. Click here for details.

    We have added a few horses to watch (H2W), on our exclusive list for TwinSpires harness blog. Use these suggested contenders that are proving productive across-the-board wagers and serve as profitable members of exotics.


    Last Of The Levys

    Yonkers Raceway presents the big event of the weekend, featuring the biggest harness-racing money earner of all time, Foiled Again, in the final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. Foiled Again is looking for his third Levy title. This year, he won his first four prelims legs and put in a real stinker in the last, finishing off the board. This is how “Foiled” raced last year, also. His wins were strewn together and his losses were unexplainable. Where does that leave him on April 26?

    You cannot throw him out, but since Bettor’s Edge races in tandem with him as a Burke entry and P H Supercam/Mach it So race as a P J Fraley-trained entry, you are left with the best of the rest, Apprentice Hanover for a decent win price. He should good off far higher in odds than are his chances, while the remainder of the group—Saphhire City, Texican N and Dancin’ Yankee—may find the mile a struggle, while offering more in the pool than they deserve.

    In the consolation, no one could blame you for taking a shot with Word Power to beat probable favorite Easy Again. That one defeated Foiled last week and the crowd will favor that win, though not much a feat. Word Power won against similar last year at Maywood (we gave him to you at $15.80) and this looks like a similar spot for him to excel and so paying well. Trainer Larry Remmen has him primed after a slow start in this series.

    Matchmaker Mayhem

    Also Saturday, April 26, the Matchmaker Final and Consolation bring together most of the six-week series’ best. From the rail in the final, Somwherovarainbow will be bet heavily and have a great advantage, even though she has had some trouble in leg divisions. Anndrovette always poses a threat and her experience among older foes needs to be respected and will be via the betting.

    From post 2, Yagonnakissmeornot may be a third or fourth choice, sharing one of those spots with Summertime Lea, who drew post 8. On a good night, as the legs have proven, either of these two could win. The latter races as a Ron Burke entry with Rocklamation, which will hamper the odds, and Krispy Apple won’t be wagered upon alone, being in a PJ Fraley entry. So, Yagonnakissmeornot gets our call.

    In the consolation, we are going back to supporting Fashion Mystery. She played out some serious trips and picked up some dough during the legs and will be a strong price in a weak field.

    Brave Beaus

    The $110,000 Courageous Lady presents a small field of soph-filly pacers this Friday, April 25 at Northfield. One of the six behind the gate, Kayla Grace, was a $10,000 supplement to the field, becoming the 3-1 morning-line choice by track handicapper (and Executive VP of Racing) Dave Bianconi. Kayla Grace enters the event with a 15-for-15 record, a mark of 1:55.1 at Hazel Park and earnings of $69,227. All of Kayla Grace’s races were in Michigan. This will be the first time she travels for an event on the national stage.

    “It is really hard to say how she will do,” said trainer Marie St. Charles. “Michigan is not a real strong [harness racing] state and she has never been tested. All I know is that she knows how to race and she obviously knows how to win.”

    St. Charles, however, has had success outside of Michigan. Her horses (aside from 13 Michigan Sires Stake champions) have won at Woodbine and Hawthorne.

    The field is small, said Bianconi, because some of the fillies staked and expected to race in the race did not enter. “Two or three came up sick. I wish the field size was seven or eight, but what we lack in quantity, we have made up in quality,” said Bianconi.

    There are, on paper, classier fillies than Kayla Grace, so she will be tested to the hilt. At two, for instance, Sister Stroll was top frosh material in Pennsyvania and Ohio, winning five of 11 against far tougher than “Kayla” has met. Also, That Woman Hanover’s record sparkles for trainer Dan Altmeyer. She finished 2013 with a winning triptych and Altmeyer says she is ready for her seasonal debut. “It would have been nice to draw inside on the half-mile track. This is her first time on a half, but she’s handled all the tracks so far and the turns where we train in Florida are a little tight, so I don’t think she will have a problem.”

    If there’s a big purse anywhere, expect a Ron Burke trainee to take part. Here, A La Notte Hanover is well placed (Burke places his stakes horses in fields of similar class) and has had a good prep at the Meadowlands, finishing second as a top choice.

    We are going with “Woman” and “La Notte” to defeat Kayla soundly. Even with the “Flying Turns” of the Northfield half-mile, which bettors may feel benefits Kayla, the class of our two choices, especially Woman, is the key to a win and at a reasonable price.

    Rolling Reynolds

    The “Reynolds” starts the Early Pick 4 with Race 3 and features nine (four in two entries) lightly raced three-year-olds. It’s the first group in the division to go in a stakes contest. Two in the field did not race as freshmen and two are making their first starts off of frosh campaigns in 2013.

    Trainer Joe Holloway has a sharp pair with Stratos Hanover and The Lunch Pail, the former with two wins already this season and the latter strong from outside posts in Pennsylvania events. Thomas Cancelliere conditions the other entry, Frankandjoanne and Parnu Hanover. The former broke his maiden at Pocono recently and the latter hasn’t raced since last November. There should be some strong action on both of these entries.

    Holloway has a third horse here, outside of the entry (different owners) and coming from post 9, Always B Miki won’t be so attractive to bettors. He was bred in Indiana by a sire that raced in New Jersey with speed to spare, Always A Virgin. This one has speed and has shown an ability to come off the pace, so being young and versatile and having some experience in classy events should make him a legitimate contender here. A good price is nearly guaranteed, especially if driver Corey Callahan—a crowd pleaser in Jersey lately—takes one of the other two horses he is listed to drive.

    H2W Legend

    Review our choices and follow the wagering at the prescribed track. These are possible contenders we have judged from reviewing races. The horses’ names are listed beneath the name of the track after the date they will be racing. The race in which they are entered (R and race number) follows. If a + is in front of a horse’s name it means it is appearing on the list for the second (and last time) because it failed to win the first time it appeared. An “AE” signals the horse is entered but on the also-eligible list. Types of wagering on any of the H2W listed horses are based on your judgment. If you have any questions, email us at TwinSpires.

    H2W

    Buffalo
    4/25/14, +Upfrontoutthedoor R11; +Somethingtobehold R9; Pembroke Crankcall R9
    4/26/14, Ryans Caviar R3; +Lucky Millionaire R4; Western Alumni R8; +Salazar R8 

    Cal Expo
    4/25/14, +Vantage R6
    4/26/14, Its Getting Hairy R3; +Wanna Win R4; +Whiskey Bernie R6; +Lucky Man Again R7; +Lucky Land R9; +Red Star Wild One R10

    Freehold
    4/26/14, +Brickyard Ben R3; +Palm Beach Boy R5; +Wildridge Sam R6; Dvcflyingfrenchman R8

    Hazel
    4/25/14,  +Kaitlyn Rae R8; Too Shy R10; Histerio R11
    4/26/14, +Iron N Steel R8

    Meadowlands
    4/25/14, +Scandalous Hanover R2; +Wheels R10

    Meadows
    4/25/14, Perma Grin R5; Bergerac R9; Strother R14

    Miami Valley
    4/25/14, Forevers A Deal R3; Student Royalty R7; Action-broadway R10

    Plainridge
    4/26/14, Our Priority R3

    Pocono
    4/26/14, +Caerleon Hanover R1; Baximum R3; +Damon Blue Chip R6

    Pompano
    4/26/14, Goldstar Raider R9

    Rosecroft
    4/26/14, Fancy Fraternity R11

    Saratoga
    4/24/14, +Ladys Bag Man R10; +Bullville Honey R10
    4/26/14+Alastair Hanover R4;+Tinys Million R6; +Bettor Be Genuine R12

    Scarborough
    4/26/14, +Regal Delight R1; Coral Snake R5; Adrians Girl R6; Allamerican Vixen R7; Cyclone Artist R7; Fritzie Rocket R9

    Vernon
    4/26/14, SJ’s Caliente R1; Team Edward R4; Highway R5; +Restless Yankee R7; The Green Knight R9; PJ Lucky R9

    Yonkers
    4/24/14, Miss Annie J R12
    4/25/14, +Canbec Fridolin R2; +Defiance N R9


    Ray Cotolo contributes to each edition.   
    Photo by Thom Pye. 
  • Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes

    POSTED Apr 20, 2014
    Feature-wise, we hammered at Yonkers on Friday with the Matchmaker and were shut out of the “Levy” on Saturday—but not by Foiled Again. His off-the-board loss on April 19 was a big story in the industry but not for bettors. The story for bettors was that Foiled Again lost and lost badly but the winner was a five-cents-to-the-dollar entry. That is insult to injury, considering how difficult it has seemed to beat the stalwart pacer.

    Our victory was predicted perfectly in round two of the Matchmaker, as Monkey On My Wheel won in the short field, paying $29.40 and $8.90 (no show betting). In the first division, the other Casie Coleman-trained mare, Scandalous Hanover, who was our choice, lost at 2-1, suffering a bad outside trip on the half-mile.

    Our three Levy choices were not entirely skunked by favorites. PH Supercam surprised at 9-1 in division one (Sapphire City was fourth, Apprentice Hanover was third—no show wagering); Dancin Yankee won the next split at close to 2-1 (Texican N was third—no show wagering) and in the Foiled Again loss to Easy Again, Malak Uswaad (74-1) was fifth.

    In our Pick-3 and-4 choices at the Meadowlands Friday we had only one second with Wheels ($3.80, $3). Saturday, our pick in the Pocono feature, All Gold (18-1), finished fifth, while our Meadowlands feature picks were fourth (Hobe Sound, 25-1) and eighth (Burkentine Hanover, 70-1).

    TwinSpires and the Hoosier 10-percent Pick-4 Bonus continued and on Apirl 16 we offered a few additions to tickets. Two of the five we suggested were scratched and the others were off the board. Two Hoosier winners on the horses-to-watch (H2W) list below, however, were involved in bonus exotics.

    Every time you cash a winning Pick 4 ticket at Hoosier Park, you receive a bonus equal to 10 percent of the gross winnings, up to $500 per night. We will assist on Twitter occasionally, with suggestions for your tickets. Follow @FrankCotolo and @TwinSpires for choices.

    For complete details:
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     H2W RESULTS

    The H2W results list across-the-board prices. Also, exactas are included when a H2W horse finishing first or second completes the result with a race favorite or another H2W horse listed in the same race (an asterisk appears when both horses were listed to complete the exacta).

    Winners

    Shamderock, $48.60, $17.80, $3.80, Pompano
    Stop The Traffic, $13.60, $5.80, $4, Hoosier
    Southern Artie, $6.80, $5.80, $6 [ok] (Exacta $31.20), Rosecroft
    Jammin Joshua, $4.20, $3.40, $2.10, Hoosier
    Blue Note, $4, $2.60, $2.10, Cal Expo
    Sundowner Bob, $4, $3.40, $2.60, Vernon
    The Midnight Owl N, $3.60, $2.40, $2.10, Freehold
    Frontgear, $3.40, $2.80, $2.40, Hazel

    Seconds

    Roy Orbisong, $25, $9, Scarborough
    Damon Blue Chip, $13.80, $10.60, Pocono
    I Can Feel It, $8.60, $4.40, Cal Expo
    Bettor Be Genuine, $6.80, $4.20, Saratoga
    Somethingtobehold, $6.40, $3.90, Buffalo
    Restless Yankee, $5, $2.80 (Exacta $36.40), Vernon
    Versado, $3, $2.70, Yonkers

    Thirds

    Whiskey Bernie, $8.20, Cal Expo
    Gonna Rock N Roll, $7, Pocono
    Pass The Deck, $6.80, Freehold
    Caerleon Hanover, $4.60, Pocono
    Seagram, $4.40, Yonkers
    Alligator Falls, $2.80, Hoosier
    Palm Beach Boy, $2.10, Freehold

    News And Notes

    More well-known horses were prepping at the Meadowlands in qualifiers over the past weekend, with the star of the show Arch Madness returning from a long hiatus. The veteran trotter from the Trond Smedshammer barn, raced against some other familiar, though younger trotters, Corky and Archangel. Arch Madness left them in the dust, winning by several lengths in 1:53.3. “The buzz among the observers was that he looks as good or better than he has in the past few seasons,” said our source at the morning trials.

    Conditioners Tony Alagna, Jimmy Takter and Linda Toscano were present and Linda had her stable star Market Share on the track for a successful workout sans minus trotting hobbles to freshen for a trip to Sweden to race in the Elitlopp. Takter’s 2013 Breeders Crown frosh-filly pace winner Uffizi Hanover made her first appearance with a 1:54.4 tune up. Takter’s lightly raced Gettingreadytoroll won in 1:53.3. Late to the races at two, Gettingreadytoroll has a single money start, a win in 1:54.2 at Pocono.

    All Bets Off “looked sharp” in his second prep for the Ron Burke stable. The Matron winner in 1:52.4. Burke’s Governor’s Cup winner JK Endofanera won his qualifier in 1:52.4 over Ideal Cowboy and Somewhere Fancy in another key prep for this group. Odds On Equuleus returned to the races after a disappointing sophomore campaign. See And Ski and OK Commander finished across the track together in 1:52.

    It will be six months before we see driver Andy Miller back in the sulky after a frightening accident at Yonkers last week. Miller, driving Marmara Denizi, trained by his brother, Erv, was in the back of the field when unseated during the first race. Also unseated was George Brennan, driving In The Clear, who appeared to step on the wheel of a first-up Fiftyshadesofhay. In The Clear went down. Brennan got up and resumed his drives for the card. According to Miller’s wife, Julie, as well as trainer Scott DiDomenico, Miller broke a pair of lumbar vertebrae in his back. He had surgery and will miss chances to participate in some of the sport’s biggest events of 2014.

    In less than three weeks, Bee A Magician, 2013 Horse of the Year, will be back to races at four. Trainer Richard Norman confirmed that the Kadabra daughter will be qualifying the first week of May. “There are no health problems,” said Norman, “and I’m very pleased with her … It’s amazing but she finished up last year as good as she started. She hit her knee in the first start back but other than that she weathered the storm pretty well.” The plan is to launch her season in the Miss Versatility at Mohawk and then roll right into the Armbro Flight. Last season Bee A Magician won all 17 starts against the same foes in her division. She was discovered on this blog at two. The winner of $2.2 million lifetime did not get our vote for the best of ’13; we went with Captaintreacherous.

    Extraordinary Extras

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    Ray Cotolo contributed to this blog

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  • The ‘Key Race’ and the Kentucky Derby

    POSTED
    Many moons ago, in his master work “Betting Thoroughbreds,” Steve Davidowitz coined the term “key race” to describe a race that featured an inordinate number of next-out winners. According to Davidowitz, these winners are generally not coincidental. 

    “Either [the key race] was superior to the designated class or else it contained an unusually fit group of horses. In either case, that’s important information,” the author wrote.

    Apparently the Daily Racing Form agreed, as that esteemed publication soon began italicizing the names of next-out winners in its result charts and past performances.

    Yet, by its very nature, the Key Race Method suffers from one very large and significant drawback: typically, by the time an event can confidently be deemed a key race it has lost its value as a predictive tool. After all, what good is it to discover a particularly strong race after half a dozen horses have already won their next start? Not only that, but given how infrequently horses compete today, it can take many weeks or even months to determine whether a past contest qualifies as a key race.

    Hence, I decided to come up with a method of assessing key races that doesn’t require validation after the fact. Like Davidowitz’s initial technique, however, I wanted to keep it simple, so that even novice horseplayers could judge the merits of a particular race with just a modicum of time and effort.

    Here’s how it works:

    A)  Using the result chart from a horse’s last race, find the median finishing position for all the entrants in their prior race. This information can be found in the leftmost column following the (abbreviated) track name. For example, by examining the chart below, one will discover that On Lockdown finished fifth in his last race, which was run at Oaklawn Park (OP) on March 15, 2012.

    Note: For those who don’t have kids in school, the median is simply the middle value of an ordered array of numbers. If the array is even, it is the average of the two values closest to the middle.  

    B)  Divide the number of entrants, or the field size, by the figure obtained above to get the key race Rating.

    (Click on image to enlarge)

    That’s all there is to it; the higher the rating, the better the race was for the class. Notice I said “for the class.” Keep in mind that these key race ratings need to be viewed in light of the overall level of the race. A high rating in a $15,000 claiming event does not make a horse a contender against a rival that earned a much lower figure in a Grade I affair — it’s just common sense.  However, in races featuring horses that last raced against similar competition, the ratings can be invaluable.

    For the Kentucky Derby, I came up with a grading system (below) to address this problem:


    The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby after exiting a race with an “F” grade was Strike the Gold in 1991.

    Here are the grades of the major preps in 2014:

    (Click on image to enlarge)
  • Penultimate Jousts In Yonkers Series; Meadowlands, Pocono Present Features

    POSTED Apr 16, 2014
    One more round for the males and mares pacing at Yonkers Raceway this weekend, then the George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Matchmaker pacing series hold their finals The ‘Levy’ and Matchmaker finales are set for Saturday night, Apr. 26. The purses are $567,000 (Levy) and $371,400 (Matchmaker). These are the two richest races to date this season in North America and are accompanied Apr. 26 by their respective consolations (Levy for $100,000, Matchmaker for $75,000).

    At the Meadowlands on Saturday, two series’ finals are included in the program. The Artistic Vision for three-years-old-and-up filly-and-mare pacers goes for $55,800 and the Whata Baron for three-years-old-and-up horse and gelding pacers has a purse of $63,000. Plus, again this Friday we engage in the Meadowlands Early Pick 4, with its last three legs a Pick 3 on its own.

    Pocono presents a Bobby Weiss Series late-closer worth $30,000 on April 19’s program. We have something to say about some value in that contest.

    Until Nov. 18, playing Pick 4s at Hoosier Park through your TwinSpires account offers specials. Ten times point-earning advantages take place on every Tuesday program and Pick-4 bonus bets are plentiful. The bonus feature includes every Pick 4 on every Hoosier program. We will be adding Hoosier to our horses to watch (H2W) list and suggesting horses during the week on Twitter @FrankCotolo and @TwinSpires. Click here for details.

    We have added a few horses to watch (H2W), on our exclusive list for TwinSpires harness blog. Use these suggested contenders that are proving productie across-the-board wagers and serve as profitable members of exotics.


    Leveling Levys

    Yonkers Raceway presents the penultimate divisions of the Levy on Saturday, April 19 and all we can do is depend on outsiders to make this series a profitable affair. Certainly betting winners of many divisions cannot shout for joy on their win-mutuel returns. Hopefully we have helped with strong place and exacta additions to those short-priced favorites.

    The trio of divisions tonight are also short for bargain shoppers, with two Burkes making it a five-horse betting mile. We are coming back to Sapphire City in this split, since he has shown some stuff in the series and may be able to handle Clear Vision, Burke’s best of his pair. Along with Apprentice Hanover, first or second, these two could increase the payout of an exacta and put a decent price to the win column with “City” atop.

    Burke sends three in division deux and we go back to Texican N for an upset. He hasn’t rallied in the series but hasn’t surrendered, either. Driver Brian Sears sticks with him and he could present some value among the five betting entities if he scuttles through late and gets a share of the series lucrative rewards.

    No one knows what to say against Foiled Again, who leads the last division’s field with an impeccable 2014 record, all in this series. Two other strong contenders are Burke-trained, so what is left but the outrageous—that competent foe Malak Uswaad N shocks the field with Sears and trainer Peter Tritton taking two on the night (Texican N is Tritton’s student). Whatever you do, use Tritton’s charges in both exotics as well as taking a shot for an upset win.

    Matchmaker Mares

    Friday, April 18, the divisions in the fifth round of the Matchmaker series take one more shot to get a berth in the final or to a consolation next week. Division one goes with seven on board. Yagonnakissmeornot gets post 7 and Ideal In Vegas post 3. Those two will probably be the favorites over four lightly raced non-winners and another with a single win in a dozen starts this season. Coming in from the north is Scandalous Hanover for trainer Casie Coleman. This mare has only two starts and was second in both. If she was revving up for this, she can take it, perhaps as third choice.

    The second of the two divisions is loaded with talent and almost impossible to establish an honest line. The crowd, however, may split their votes between Somwherovrarainbow and the mighty Anndrovette. The best scenario to hope for is that swarming speed will make waste of those two and Summertime Lea (who has to leave from post 8 to make noise). There is a chance for Coleman to sweep the duo of divisions if Monkey On My Wheel can stay mid-pack while the flaming fractions ensue and then cut through the smoke and beat Shelliscape, who should also be closing (if not, she will burn out too).

    Visions Of Art

    The $55,800 Artistic Vision Final at the Meadowlands on April 19 brings together six participants in the series; two are a coupled Ron Burke entry and one of them is the prolific American In Paris, who has yet to lose in six starts this season, all at the Meadowlands. While the Burke brigade is barreling through the Levy series across the river, his duo here, which includes Art Ideal, will take the majority of win money from the public and receive all of the accolades from the public handicappers.

    If you wish to key exotics with the Burke duo, don’t expect a windfall. If you want to try to beat “Paris,” we call to your attention Hobe Sound as the upset candidate. Her two attempts in this series were both thwarted by Paris but she races well in both—even her seventh-place finish last week had a positive side, with a 10-length close as the field roared to get Paris. Before that she was only 6-1 in the series and was fourth and before that she was productive at Yonkers, though a bad trip ruined a win for her in the Petticoat Final. John Campbell picks up the drive (at press time) and can be trusted to give her the best ride she can get.

    ‘Baron’ Brutes

    All that is left in the next series finale Saturday at the Meadowlands are four-year-old male pacers. They go hunting for the best of a $63,000 purse in the Whata Baron Final. Making up for a tough sophomore season, Wake Up Peter has been strong against this group, winning both of his “Baron” legs. Captive Audience has accomplished the same with his divisions and these two will be the obvious public choices.

    All we can see in the way of an upset is Burkentine Hanover. From post 10 he will be dismissed, as he was last week. But he was fired up and soaring, gaining while wide and coming very close to “Peter” at the wire, finishing third at 8-1. He should be far more than 8-1 in this and that is all the more reason to rebel against the top two.

    The Meadowlands Early Pick 4 (April 18, $30,000 guaranteed pool, 15-percent take), tails off into the Pick 3 with its second leg. Here are some suggested contenders, hopefully other than the obvious choices for both multi-race exotics; as well, they are sound across-the-board competitors.

    Early Pick 4 (Races 3 through 6)
    R3—use 7 Easter Surprize
    Pick 3, (Races 4, 5 & 6)
    R4—use 2 Lad Pine
    R5—use 4 Mr Candyman; 5 Wheels
    R6—use  9 Shine N Shimmer

    Pocono Prices

    Nine three-and-up pacing fellas, with two also eligible, go on April 19, in Pocono’s Bobby Weiss Series Final, worth $30,000. The Burke brigade is present with two, uncoupled, but they are in deep, with many series competitors in the mix. We are looking for All Gold to be one of the overlooked contenders. His most recent series leg was a tough 8-hole grind and before that, at 9-2, he finished just behind one of the probable public choices here, A Stitch In Time (leaving from post 9 in this battle). In a race where so many entries can be argued, we’ll take All Gold.

    H2W Legend

    Review our choices and follow the wagering at the prescribed track. These are possible contenders we have judged from reviewing races. The horses’ names are listed beneath the name of the track after the date they will be racing. The race in which they are entered (R and race number) follows. If a + is in front of a horse’s name it means it is appearing on the list for the second (and last time) because it failed to win the first time it appeared. An “AE” signals the horse is entered but on the also-eligible list. Types of wagering on any of the H2W listed horses are based on your judgment. If you have any questions, email us at TwinSpires.

    H2W

    Buffalo
    4/18/14, Upfrontoutthedoor R1
    4/19/14, Lucky Millionaire R4; Somethingtobehold R5; Naked News R7

    Cal Expo
    4/18/14, Lucky Man Again R6; Wanna Win R7; Blue Note R8; Vantage R11
    4/19/14, I Can Feel It R3; Western Tower R9; Red Star Wild One R10; Whiskey Bernie R12; Lucky Land R12

    Freehold
    4/19/14, Palm Beach Boy R2; The Midnight Owl N R3; +Pass The Deck R8; Brickyard Ben R12 

    Hazel
    4/18/14, Kaitlyn Rae R9; Frontgear R12
    4/19/14, Iron N Steel R8

    Hoosier
    4/17/14, +Alligator Falls R6
    4/19/14, +Stop The Traffic R6; Bazinga R7; +Jammin Joshua R11

    Meadowlands
    4/18/14, +Special Command R5
    4/19/14, +Bet On The Law R2

    Meadows
    4/18/14, +Chekov R7; Masterdream Chaser R13; +Woody R15

    Miami Valley
    4/17/14, +Swimsuit Model R9

    Pocono
    4/19/14, +Bagel Man R2; Gonna Rock N Roll R4; Caerleon Hanover R5; Damon Blue Chip R12

    Pompano
    4/10/14, Shamderock R1; Yankees In Six R3; +Kennairnmachmagic R6; Goldstar Raider R8

    Rosecroft
    4/19/14, Southern Artie R4

    Saratoga
    4/18/14, +Sarkozy R1; Bettor Be Genuine R2
    4/19/14, Tinys Million R2; Alastair Hanover R3

    Scarborough
    4/19/14, +Roy Orbisong R1

    Vernon
    4/19/14, +Sundowner Bob R4; Restless Yankee R7; +Unicorn Hanover R8; Stettin Hanover R13

    Yonkers
    4/18/14, +Mctaylor R9; Defiance N R8; +McTaylor R9; Seagram R10
    4/19/14, +Versado R7


    Ray Cotolo contributes to each edition.