• Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes

    POSTED Jul 27, 2013

    It was an extremely profitable weekend for this department, including suggestions from our Thursday blog and on-the-spot tweets from @RayCotolo during the Adios program at the Meadows, July 27. 
     
    Blog-wise, our Friday, July 26 choices for two major Grand Circuit affairs at the Meadows, were spot on with winners. We handled soph-colt-and-filly trots in the Arden Downs on the main blog and backed a winner Maxamillus, paying $14.60, in the first colt split. We followed that with a win in a filly division, Upfrontluckycarol, who paid $14.20. Our two other choices in the other colt and filly Arden Downs broke at the start and were eliminated from contention. 
     
    We lost the Adios main event, finishing third with Word Power (6-1) but we won the Adios Consolation with Martini Hanover, paying $22. Adioo Volo, the Adios’ filly version, was also ours in the win column with Niki Beach. She paid $10.80. 
     
    The other soph-trotting events, a pair of Hambletonian Oaks elims, an Open for the colts and the Yonkers Trot are reviewed in detail at the Hambletonian Society’s special archive page featuring our Hambletonian Trail stories. See below for a reminder on next week’s exclusive live reporting from the Meadowlands. 
     
    H2W 
    There were 25 horses on this week’s H2W list; nine were first, second or third. 
     
    $4.80 Moonglow, Pompano  
     
    The following are the horses that finished second or third along with their post-time odds. Special notes on those finishes follow. 
     
    Seconds:
    Lis Rain (7-1), Vernon; Wheelaway (2-1), Vernon; Contech (47-1), Northfield; That’s My Dream (25-1), Saratoga 
     
    Thirds:
    Coolwater Wildrose (36-1), NorthfieldUlay Boko (2-1), Vernon; Sri Panka (7-1), Vernon; Driven By Destiny (8-5), Running Aces 
     
    Payoff Points 
     
    Contech paid $32.60 to place and $15.40 to show. That’s My Dream ($9 to place) was second to the public choice, igniting a $42.20 Exacta.
     
    All adjustments for returnees to the list and additions will be in the Thursday blog.  
     
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    Tremendous Tweets

    In our Thursday, Aug. 1 blog we will be dealing extensively with the Hambletonian stakes program for Aug. 3. Again this year, we will be on board at the Meadowlands that day and the night before, tweeting picks, news, quotes, data and other information coming from insiders around the oval. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to follow Frank and Ray Cotolo on Twitter to take advantage of any and all on-the-scene information—it’s exclusive to TwinSpires, which is the sole ADW that covers harness racing in great detail and with profit in mind.

    Speaking of tweets, here is a detailed report on Adios-program tweets. For all of the players wagering win, place and show, we have included the payoffs in the pools with a total amount for where they paid on the board. Each entry includes race number, horse tweeted (odds off), finishing position and total amount returned from wherever the horse finished in payoff positions (for first, win price is noted). On the bottom of the chart are the totals for win profits and across-the-board plays.

    Race 1, All Heart Gal (11-1), second, $18.60
    Race 2, Miss Pinky Pie (7-1), sixth
    Race 3, Im A Nice Sky (10-1), eighth
    Race 4, I Am Passionate (11-1), third, $4.60
    Race 5, Lookinforadventure (15-1), first, $32.40, $51.00
    Race 6, Cam B Zipper (5-1), fourth
    Race 7, Martini Hanover (10-1), first, $22.00, $33.60
    Race 8, Power Pack Hanover, (5-2), sixth
    Race 9, Cimamony (7-1), second DQ placed eighth
    Race 10, Invictus Hanover (9-2), first, $11.40, $17.80
    Race 11, Very Loudly (15-1), fourth
    Race 12, Word Power (6-1), third, $3.40
    Race 13, Nikki Beach (4-1), first, $10.80, $21.80
    Race 14, A Plus Hanover (4-1), fifth
    Race 15, Bristol Bay (5-1), second, $5.20
    Race 16, Dontmeswiththebest (5-2), second, $5.20
    Race 17, Allie’s Dragon (24-1), sixth

    Totals (based on $2 wagers)

    Win bets investment, $34.00
    Win best return, $76.60
    Across-the-board investment, $102.00
    Across-the-board return, $161.20


    Extraordinary Extras

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    Ray Cotolo contributed to this blog. 
     

     
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