by Al Cimaglia
May 12, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse wraps up the weekend's action with a 10-race card. The betting feature will be the 0.50 Late Pick 4. That sequence begins in Race 7, it has a $20,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands last night at the Stickney oval was Casey Leonard with four wins. Trainers Steve Searle, Loralee Johnson, Mike Brink and Terry Leonard had two wins each to lead conditioners.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Waymore-2nd start in Johnson barn after a troubled trip last week, a threat with a clean journey.
6-Fox Valley Triton-Driven conservatively in last, now Leonard takes a seat, could be all systems go tonight.
8-Jamaican Me Crazy-Another from the Leonard barn, post could an issue but if pace is lively should roll late.
4-One R Two-Gets needed post relief after a nice try in season debut, looking for more tonight.
9-Thunder Dome-Should be tighter in 2nd start, has speed and with live cover could pop at a square price.
11-Mykindanight-Odds on chalk won Haw debut. 2nd tier hurts but could take another picture with a good trip.
4-Ole Swamp Master-Smoked the last 1/2 in .56 to win at box car odds from the 9-hole, will string along.
5-Perky Pipsqueak-1st start in town was fine and was off 5-weeks. Finished the mile well and should be a price.
9-Cruiser-Moves up after easy win. 6-year-old faces younger and has won 2 of 4 at Haw, post makes the price.
2-Char N Marg-Draws well, and 2-1 ML chalk should be tough to beat if dialed on high.
6-Are You Terry-Handled conservatively in season debut, did beat #2 and will respect chances at 10-1 in ML.
7-Model-2nd ML chalk drops out of Opens and has won 3 of 7 in '19, can top this bunch with best effort.
Race 7) 2,6,8
Race 8) 4,9,11
Race 9) 4,5,9
Race 10) 2,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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