by Al Cimaglia
July 14, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse wraps up the weekend with a 10-race card featuring 2-year-old Illinois bred trotters. The headliner from a betting standpoint is the 0.50 Late Pick 4 which begins in Race 7. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The drivers with the hottest hands at Hawthorne on Saturday were Ryan Anderson and Kyle Wilfong, both pilots took three pictures. The top conditioner on the card was Ronnie Roberts who also had three trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Secret Cache-Leonard trainee moves up but has been consistent, likes to pass horses and is in the hunt.
5-From Me To You-Form has been dull but has been facing better and has the speed to prevail versus this bunch.
7-Fox Valley Lolo-3-year-old has been rough-upped in last two but Shehan could find the cover he needs tonight.
5-Caroline GR-Improved in last 2, beat the NW1 easily from the 8-hole and now draws well so will string along.
8-Ashlee's Joy-9-9 in the money with only 1 win but has been better than this crew, this could be a spot to shine.
10-Foolishlittlegirl-Trainer off and Leonard steers, will need a top effort from this spot but best to respect.
8-Sand And Rocks-Best chance will be for a hot pace and Plano to find a good cover flow to sweep by late.
9-Susan Sage-This gal is sharp plus tries hard, but it will take a quick start and a good steer by Warren.
10-Fresh Eyes-Will respect Team Leonard, drops but will need a trip and at 6/5 in the ML will use and try to beat.
1-Princess Oshie-Obviously not the same horse as last year, but this is a spot to wake up and the rail should help.
5-Virgin Eyes-Drops to the lowest level this year and Leonard takes a seat, no excuses allowed for 9/5 chalk.
Race 7) 2,5,7
Race 8) 5,8,10
Race 9) 8,9,10
Race 10) 1,5
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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