• Cotolo’s Harness Review

    POSTED Mar 17, 2012
    A top-feature score at a big price highlighted our successes this weekend and a few horses to watch and tweets brought up the bankroll.  

    Our analysis of the Four Lear Clover at the Meadowlands on St. Patty’s Day was perfect and we had all the luck in Ireland in the stretch, where our horse, Art Z, won despite being pinched late. 

    Art Z paid a gigantic $34.80. This made up for our Friday night flops in two finals and two divisions of a series. As well, we lost the other Saturday feature to the public choice. 

    After last weeks review, on Sunday, March 11, tweets @RayCotolo delivered a bomb at Flamboro when Bed Shy’s victory was worth $56.20. There was also Lexi’s Electra on the winning docket, though he only paid $6.10.     

    At Cal Expo, our no-takeout Pick 4 had a scratch, reducing its cost. We still nabbed the first two winners with Indelible ($4) and Jane The Brain ($5.20). 

    Then, something strange happened. On our Cal-Expo horses-to-watch list (H2W) we were looking for Poorlittlerichgirl to come back. However, we did not include her in the third leg of the March 16 Pick 4 along with Barona Hickory and Code Blue, who finished second and last with a break, respectively. Poorlittlerichgirl was, no matter, a win bet off of the H2W list and her victory resulted in a win price of $64.20.  

    We missed the last leg, a 2-1 shot. Poorlittlegirl’s contribution to the exotic pumped up the Pick-4 price to $586.20.      

    Saturday afternoon @RayCotolo punched out one winner at Flamboro with a tweet, Max Lou ($11.50). Saturday evening at Lebanon (posted at the TwinSpires Facebook page, we had only one winner, Jen Finn ($3.40). The others, one which was second and one which was third (the other two were well off the board) remain on the H2W list for next week. 

    Join our Twitter team, it’s free and delivering a lot of valuable win bets which you can use for flat win, place or show bets and in all exotic flavors available at the tracks were we are handicapping. Follow Frank and Ray Cotolo at Twitter and wager from TwinSpires.

    Harness News

    Ninety-four of the continent’s top Free-For-All pacers in training have been nominated for Yonkers Raceway’s $1-million (est.) Blue Chip Matchmaker (femmes) and $1.5- million (est.) George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (males).  

    The 2012 Matchmaker attracted 43 mares, including Anndrovette, who this last weekend won the Overbid Final at the Meadowlands. An Overbid-leg winner and last year’s Lady Maud winner, Rocklamation, and this season’s winner of the Cape & Cutter, Symphony in Motion, as well as JK Owhatanite, Pancleefandarpels (who won this event in 2009) and 2010 series champ, Ginger and Fred, and the four-year-old See You at Peelers are also poised to perform.  

    The “Levy” features 51 pacing stalwarts, like the 2011 series champion, Real Nice, and multi-millionaire Foiled Again, who won the two previous Levy crowns. The Levy series begins March 24 with the first of weekly legs worth $50,000 each until the final on April 28.   

    The Matchmaker begins March 23 with events going for $40,000 each until it complements Levy-final night with its conclusion. 

    Yonkers' five-night-per-week (Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday and Saturday) live schedule continues. First post for all programs remains at 7:10 p.m. 

     (Cartoon by Thom Pye)
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