Frank Carulli is the former long-time track handicapper and racing analyst for the Maryland Jockey Club and a harness racing expert. Each week Carulli does double duty for Xpressbet by presenting both his Harness Horses-to-Watch and Maryland Jockey Club Horses-to-Watch lists. Follow Frank's live harness and Thoroughbred runners and make a bundle playing them with Xpressbet...well, at least that's the plan.
DIME HANOVER (MEA) – Confidently tracked faves, brushed to top on turn, repelled stretch challenge.
I’M SO STRIKING (DD) – Headstrong saving ground, gapped cover on turn, surged in late stretch for third.
KINEMATICS (NFLD) – Shuffled to last by back-pedaling pocket sitter on turn, showed some late interest.
McKINLEY IVY (NFLD) – Shuffled as lively outer flow developed, swung 4-wide in lane, finished well.
MUTINYONTHEBOUNTY (MEA) – Pestered by 25-1 shot, fought back when headed by winner, tired late.
ONE EYED ALLEY CAT (PPK) – Menacing rally on the final turn was disrupted by break.
SHADY McCOY (MED) – Dueled long way in 2-path, edged clear, geared down late.
SUNNY DEE (WDB) – Daughter of 3yo champ lived up to hype in debut, could be any kind.
THREE RIVERS DELL (FHLD) – Re-took lead from eventual winner on backside, went down fighting.
WILBUR’S Z TAM (MVR) – Set fast pace, gave way in race dominated by deep closers.