by Al Cimaglia
July 7, 2019
The Sunday night feature at Hawthorne Racecourse rolls in Race 4, an Open Trot with a $12,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 7, it has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Saturday was Kyle Wilfong with three wins. Conditioner Brett Wilfong led the trainers with three pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Meyer On Fire-May push the pace and try to control the race as soon as they say go, could be sitting on a big try.
5-Heza Real Diamond-Paced the 1st half in 57.1, then rolled and smoked the 2nd half in .54, ML chalk looks the part.
5-Fox Valley Sierra-Drew off versus easier and looks like a player but probably won't get the 2 hole to a 59.2 half.
10-Susan Sage-Will need best from here but finished ahead of a number of these last week and is in good form.
3-Kelly's Kindness-Bet hard off the bench and broke maiden for new barn, will string along at a square price.
6-Secret Cache-Gets post relief and Leonard may work a better trip this evening.
8-Ashlee's Joy-Often the bridesmaid but last was a sharp effort, can take a picture if Wilfong can get in striking range.
1-My Uptowne Girl-Winner of 3 straight at this class can keep it going with a similar performance as last week.
3-Camera Queen-Looking for a price here, has been better and could get sucked around and surprise.
5-Fresh Eyes-Here's the biggest threat to #1, faces easier and with the right trip could handle this bunch.
Race 7) 3,5
Race 8) 5,10
Race 9) 3,6,8
Race 10) 1,3,5
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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