• Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes

    POSTED Nov 24, 2013

    We weren’t left with much in the features department when the Meadowlands could not present elims for the frosh Fall Finals. That quartet will be covered in our Thursday blog, the fields already set for the single-dash contests. The new Meadowlands opened, however, and the feature on the program No. 23, were FFA preps for next week’s super events, which are for three-year-olds and up. That condition, of course, is emphasized for one simple reason: Captaintreacherous.

    In the News And Notes section below, you can read about the top-soph-pacing colt’s debut on the new Meadowlands surface. As we go to press we await the word from his connections if he will take on the older set in the FFA Pace.

    In our attempt to find some value in the two preps on opening night we were far less concerned than most about how the new track would play. The only work done to the oval was some smoothening of banks on the turns but drivers and trainers had questions that may or may not have affected their performance. Certainly the horses were all right with it; there were no reported issues that confirmed any of the human’s concerns and little seemed to be any different when reviewing the races.

    The mathematics of pari-mutuels kicked in without a stitch. In 13 races the choices faired well: four first choices won; two second choices won; two co-second choices won; one third choice won; one co-fourth choice won. There were three longshots, with one of those races presenting the first and second choice having breaks and being eliminated. Those results are nothing more than normal.

    Our search for value in the two major Meadowlands events and the single Dover event on Nov. 24, resulted in three fifth-place finishers.

    Again, on a slow features weekend and being off the board in the trio of events we addressed, we were saved by the horses-to-watch list (H2W), which below reports on the successes we had at most of the tracks we promoted.


    The H2W results list across-the-board prices.


    Petraeus, $27.80, $8.70, $3.20, Saratoga
    Shine N Shimmer, $15.60, $5, $3.20, Meadows
    Allamerican Dora, $10.80, $5.80, $2.60, Northfield
    Irish Elitist, $7.90, $3.50, $2.30, Saratoga
    All Powerful, $7.20, $3.30, $2.40, Saratoga
    Vegas Strip Three, $5.80, $4.40, $3.40, Northfield
    Matts Wolfey, $5.50, $2.70, $2.10, Saratoga
    Mr Web Page, $4.80, $5, $5.60 (ok)


    Power Everywhere, $5.80, $5, Northfield
    Boy Stuff, $5.40, $4.60, Meadows
    Basilio Blue Chip, $4.60, $3.60, Northfield
    Bettorific, $4.20, $2.80, Freehold
    REO Speeddragon, $3.80, $3.20, Northfield
    Smoken Cambest, $3.80, $2.80, Maywood
    Bette Davis Eyes, $3.60, $3.20, Cal Expo
    B Blissfull, $3.40, $2.80, Saratoga
    Subliminal Hanover, $2.70, $2.30, Saratoga


    Delightfuldannielle, $7.30, Saratoga
    Ramblin Rick, $5.50, Batavia
    Miss Chip, $4, Meadows
    Mynah Hanover, $3.60, Meadows
    Sea Cruise Hanoer, $3.60, Pocono
    Sunny New Day, $3.20, Northfield
    Fine Fine Fine, $2.80, Pompano
    Point Standing, $2.60, Northfield

    News And Notes

    Captaintreacherous, Pet Rock and I Luv The Nitelife, qualified at the Meadowlands and a few of the season’s fastest frosh-pacing colts went q-miles for next Saturday’s $534,500 Governor’s Cup final.

    A pair of Ron Burke trainees hit the wire together with Somestarsomewhere winning a short nose over JK Endofanera. The winner is a son of Somebeachsomewhere; he set the frosh record of 1:49.2 at The Red Mile this fall and won his Breeders Crown elim in a world-record 1:49.4 at Pocono.

    Soph-pacing fillies prepped for the Nadia Lobell, including I Luv The Nitelife going against Somewherovrarainbow, making her first start out of the Joe Holloway barn. “Nitelife” won for trainer Chris Ryder.

    Soph-pacing sensation Captaintreacherous will face older horses in the $500,000 FFA Final on Nov. 30, a feat that hasn’t been attempted in decades. His qualifier win was in 1:49.3 for trainer Tony Alagna and his team. 

    Pet Rock won his q-mile in 1:50.4. Trainer Virgil Morgan sends Pet Rock into the FFA final against Captaintreacherous and other aged pacers next week.It will be Pet Rock’s last start of his career before he heads to Ohio to embark on his new career.

    Ohio’s Lebanon Raceway has had its 2014 harness dates approved by the state racing commission. The track is moving and will be known as Miami Valley Gaming and Racing. It was awarded 66 live dates beginning in February. Northfield Park received 213 harness programs, beginning Jan. 1. Raceway Park, being replaced by Hollywood Gaming at Dayton, is also set to begin a 56-date meet in October.

    Balmoral Park in Illinois received a year-round schedule again, sharing the week with downstate Maywood. Balmoral goes from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 again next year with 275 dates. Maywood received 90 programs.

    Market Share has been invited to take a trip to Sweden and go against Europe’s best trotters in the classic Elitlopp. Trainer Linda Toscano said if the Hambletonian champ begins a five-year-old campaign with promise, connections may send him overseas for the major event and other European Grand Circuit miles.

     Extraordinary Extras

    Indulge in many standardbred topics at my Hoof Beats blog titled Vast Performances.

    Ray Cotolo contributed to this blog.
    Cartoons by Thom Pye

    Daina Eddi said...

    Discover leather jackets on sale for women at Topcelebsjackets. Shop the latest collection of leather jackets for women and women on sale. Tv Series Leather Jackets

    lena kim said...

    If you don’t believe in writing services, we will change your mind! If you tell us specific instructions, our writer will stick to them.Economics assignment help here and you will receive the best possible paper. economics assignment helpr

    cheap essay writing service uk said...

    Harness racing pari-mutuel bettors, for the most part, are complicit with all occupations on Earth in that they have lost the ability to choose where they apply their talents as of this writing.

    Unknown said...

    Twinspires shared an amazing blog with us, I've read your whole article, Please visit PC Game Pure you mentioned the gaming and i am very impressed with your content, i think you should write more about gaming

    Noha said...

    It was a nice blog I am rally inspired this one. Actually my son tell me this website. I have searched service who have handle the small business accounting online that's for my business. so could you tell me this where I can easily to find it.

    electrician london said...

    Thanks for sharing this amazing post. Have a task to find electrician who is professional and will do your work at a cheap price in the UK then just make a call to GripElectric with its professional electricians your work will be done in less than 30 minutes without any visiting fees.

    dry bulk transportation services Houston said...

    When it comes to bulk transportation, Hasten Contracting is the industry leader with a reputation for safe and on-time delivery that exceeds customers’ expectations.dry bulk transportation services Houston

    car maintenance and repair abu dhabi said...

    If you need to get general painting inquire for your car do not hesitate to contact to contact us. We work with all insurances!car maintenance and repair abu dhabi

    Holiday trees said...

    If you love wine and T-shirts, then join the Wine Snob Shirt Club! Each month, you will receive a special T-shirt from a unique winery, along with club pricing on wine & other products. All this for just $29Holiday trees

    Unknown said...

    Fashion is at all times our top priority when the inquiry of leather jackets emerges. We make best quality leather jackets. Visit to our website to get the best leather jacket quality.
    appealing dark black real leather jacket

    sex honey uae said...

    A natural aphrodisiac epimedium sex honey that gives you energy and relief from erectile dysfunction and enhances both female arousal and male performance

    Unknown said...

    leather jackets is needed now adays so here is the leather jacket website where you are having all kind of leather jackets
    classy natural black shearling leather jacket

    Unknown said...

    Thankfully, we’re here to help make sure your jacket/coat is on point every time you walk out the door. Here are the best of our grey black varsity jacket with different colors, available at topcelebsjackets.com.

    Unknown said...

    We have constantly provided the best Nursing Essay Writing Service in the UK. Secret, trusted, safe and always 100% original.

    Unknown said...

    Ramma foundation repair crew of experienced workers hand-dig all foundation and weeping tile projects to ensure maximum reliability of the repairs without the need for expensive machinery that runs the risk of property damage. Cracked basement walls edmonton

    Post a Comment