by Al Cimaglia
August 19, 2018
The Sunday night feature at Hawthorne comes in Race 2, and Open Trot with a $10,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 rolls in Race 7. The sequence will be my focus and it has a $30,000 guaranteed pool.
The Pick 4 at Woodbine on Saturday connected but was very chalky and showed a mere $6 profit on the $16.20 wager.
Last night at Hawthorne, drivers Ridge Warren, Kyle Husted, Juan Franco and Robert Smolin all had two trips to the winner's circle. Trainers Kimberly Roth and Mitch MacKenzie led the conditioners with two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Among The Elite-Steps up after a .57 back half from the 7 hole. Will respect chances with the move to the rail.
5-Frontier Elsa-In form and goes to the Adams barn. Missed a start but won off 2 weeks rest on 7/19.
7-Shooting Cool-Has beaten these recently and now Oosting steers and he should work a trip.
2-Et Tu Brute-Looks like an interesting price shot and with a good drive should be in the mix.
4-Skyway Spider-1st start for Roberts off a claim. Winner of 2 straight could continue to roll.
8-One More Trick-Oosting steers tonight, looking for an aggressive steer, fits and should be a player.
2-Dance To The Wire-Got the top and was in control, this may not be as easy but an encore is a possibility.
4-Ten High-Toss last at HoP in the slop, previous start here merits a swing tonight as a win possibility.
8-Mi Bullet-Faded off a quick pace in Spr, now makes first Haw start with Oosting, may look to rally down the lane.
2-Breathtaking Sky-Should be forwardly placed, if pace is dull can find a way to beat this crew at a square price.
3-Don't Forget-Last wasn't special but showed a brush to the front and had missed a start. This is a spot to shine.
4-Frontier Red-In better form and went a quick last half but fell short, wiil respect chances for another step up.
9-Ideal's Nicole-Has been too good to leave out, but from this post after winning 2 straight, will try to beat.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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