by Al Cimaglia
January 23, 2022
Hawthorne Racecourse concludes the weekend with a 10-race card. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 7. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Lousraptor (3-1)-Was bet down to 1/2 in last and won with a confident effort at this class. Has looked good in both Haw starts and should be a main player with a fair trip.
7-Magic Night (5/2)-Cashed checks in both local starts versus Open company. Eight-year-old faces younger and should be a player as back class could show.
2-SB Early Edition (15-1)-There isn't much form to read in this race. This mare has raced mostly at fairs and now will trot without hopples. Should be worth a swing at a big price and will look for some additional speed.
3-Lous Livia (2-1)-Has 1 win in 19 races at Haw and tries Lasix for the 2nd time. Not loving the morning line price but did bank over $22,000 last year and was the top earner in the field.
4-The Black Laser (5/2)-Even effort last week versus better. This is the only dropper in the race and best to respect chances.
6-Bootsy Bombay (6/5)-Won the Plum Peachy at Haw last year and has started her 4-year-old season with 2 dull tries. Drops now and this could be the time for an aggressive steer and should like the company.
7-Amazon Princess (4-1)-Tried hard in both local races and could seal the deal with a good steer. Has hit the board in 10 of 22 Stickney starts and should offer a solid price.
1-Sharia (6-1)-Comes off a tough trip in the 1st start here and draws well to have shot at a picture. This is a one move type that will look to get sucked around and shake loose down the lane.
4-Zero Net Profit (9/2)-Makes the 2nd start here and tries Lasix for the 2nd time. Has hit the board in 3 of 4 at Haw and has 1 picture. Wilfong should put in play and could cash the biggest check if Lasix provides a boost.
6-Dilly Dilly Time (5-1)-This is the 3rd start at Haw this meet and has finished well in both races. Looks like a player and if the pace is lively chances for a picture go up.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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