by Al Cimaglia
June 16, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse has 11-races set to roll tonight. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 8 and it has a $30,000 guaranteed pool. Two-year-old trotters will be featured on the card in Night of Champions-Leg 1 action.
Last night at Hawthorne the driver with the hottest hands was Casey Leonard with six trips to the winner's circle on the 13-race card. The top trainer on the night was Terry Leonard with three pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Valar Morghulis-2nd time Lasix for beaten chalk and now Leonard takes a seat, could be set for a better effort.
8-Winter Gram-Tried hard off a tough trip in last, should be rolling late and could surprise with a trip.
2-Waymore-Scorched the 2nd half in 55.1 for an easy win. This field shouldn't pose a problem if races back to last.
4-Storming D Odds-Longshot makes 4th local start, fits better with this post draw and will take a swing at 25-1 in ML.
1-Susan Sage-Rolled home off a nice trip but now gets a positive driver change and post relief versus similar.
5-Red Hot Packerette-Faded in 1st start off the bench but Leonard sticks and should be tighter.
8-Fox Valley Zola-Beaten chalk has been facing better, in the hunt with a good steer.
1-Shes First Class-Needs to avoid a slow start and finally draws inside, tries hard and should be a player.
7-Swaneelou-Has had excuses and fits better in 4th start off the bench but Wilfong needs to work a good trip.
Race 8) 2,8
Race 9) 2,4
Race 10) 1,5,8
Race 11) 1,7
Total Ticket Cost) $12 for $0.50
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