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June 16: Hawthorne Harness Picks

by Al Cimaglia

June 17, 2017

Hawthorne kicks-off the weekend with a big 12 race card. Last night there were not any tickets with the winning Jackpot Hi-5 combo and so the carryover sits at $108,017.06. On Thursday, the meets leading driver Casey Leonard led all pilots with three wins as he snagged Races 4, 5 and 6. 

Tonight, my focus will be on the Late Pick 4. Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 9 
2-Mar Dream-Looking for a shocker to start Pk 4. Trainer is tossing hints and with a trip could win at a big price. 
7-Whirlwindiplomacy-Best effort from the program favorite would be tough to beat. But has been off since 5/25...?? 
8-Richess Nestor-Parlayed a good trip into a nice win. If stays sharp can take another picture at a square price. 

Race 10 
3-Just That-Claimed by high % trainer in last and now Leonard steers. A good value if 12 yr. old is dialed on high. 
6-Cam's Oracle-Takes a good drop after 2 rough trips. Oosting sticks and should be in the hunt to the wire. 
8-Fox Valley Cupid-Closer has 2 runner-up finishes. Needs a brisk pace and that could be the case tonight. 

Race 11 
4-Aimo Hanover-Drops, is Oosting's choice and gets post relief. Program favorite could be sitting on a big try. 
7-Boogie Nights-Steps up but set the tone with a brisk pace and was under wraps when crossed wire by 5. Big shot tonight. 

Race 12 
4-Why Ask Why-Drops to a good level and gets post relief. Lackey should be able to work a trip. 
5-Part Time-Fits and should get an up-front seat without much sweat. If so can uspet this field. 
9-Utah Beach-Oosting takes another shot. Needs a good outer flow but at an 8-1 ML makes for an interesting play. 


Keep in mind tomorrows $1,000,000 Pepsi North American Cup card at Mohawk will be covered in detail. 
Xpressbet will be offering a 1-million-point split for account holders who pick the All-Stakes Pick 4. 

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