by Al Cimaglia
May 19, 2019
The Sunday night feature at Hawthorne Racecourse rolls in Race 5, an Open Trot with a $12,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 8. It's a competitive sequence with a $20,000 guaranteed pool and my $48 ticket is posted below.
Comments and selections are based on a fast track.
1-Lousraptor-Should be the winner with a clean trip but this is only 3rd start of year and pilot isn't strong.
3-Count On It-Comes off a nice qualifier and could win first start off the bench at a square price.
4-Trottincadillac-Gets a positive driver change and drops in 2nd start at Haw, will respect Indy invader.
6-Freddie Da Fox-4-year-old gelding drops, last on an off-track was good, could get 1st Haw win with a solid steer.
4-Franksnativewestrn-Raced well in season debut but was wide most of the way, could score with the right trip.
5-Ten High-0-15 but raced well for Curtin in last, makes 3rd start on Lasix, got a good post draw to stay in the mix.
8-Captain Mulzac-Fired red-hot off the bench and with a decent trip can make it 2 straight.
9-Americanboy-Tuned-up in 1.55.4, post is an issue but will take a swing for a price in an open race.
1-Admit-Won in the slop last week and has come off the bench in good form, best to respect.
4-Laugh Out Loud-Often comes up short, but now 3rd time Lasix, last in slop wasn't bad, should be a square price.
6-I'm Over The Enjen-Makes 3rd start and last 2 weren't bad but does need a good trip to be in striking range.
1-Al's Briefs-Back on his favorite track and comes off a nice win, might trip out and sweep by for another picture.
3-Best Man Hanover-Many will single this veteran, and his best shot probably wins, but it doesn't come as often.
Race 8) 1,3,4,6
Race 9) 4,5,8,9
Race 10) 1,4,6
Race 11) 1,3
Total Ticket Cost) $48 for $0.50
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