by Al Cimaglia
July 21, 2019
Tonight, Hawthorne Racecourse has a 9-race card ready to roll with the first post coming at 7:20 CST. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Travis Seekman was the driver with the hottest hands at Hawthorne last night with three pictures. All 11-races were won by different trainers.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Full Of Delight-Draws inside, drops and skips a start, but Nfld invader could be ready for a picture in Stickney.
5-Are You Terry- ML chalk tries hard and was jammed up in the stretch last week, in play but might be overbet.
9-Summer Party-Coming close at a $6k tag and can finish in a hurry, loses Leonard so price could be better.
1-Ashlee's Joy-Steps-up after a sharp win from 8-hole, loses Wilfong but Bates should put in range at 9-1 in ML.
5-Dreams And Schemes-Hasn't raced since 6/9 but comes off a sharp qualifier, has had success here in the past.
6-Moon Jumper-Steps-up after 2 nice efforts for new barn, draws well and best effort puts her in the hunt.
9-Jazzie Babe-Raced from the back after breaking in previous start, fits here even from the outside, best to respect.
1-My Kind Of Dance-Will use 2-1 ML chalk in a suspect field, but 2-50 so will look to beat.
4-Blue Gem-9-year-old doesn't win often but this is a soft spot and was Bates pick over #2.
6-Hard Headed Women-Having a better meet, won on the engine and if trip works out could make it 2 in a row.
7-Final Gift-Price shot at 15-1 in the ML, last was an improvement, will look for trend to continue and an upset.
3-Fresh Eyes-Took the long way around from the 10-hole to come 2nd, off that effort looks like a major player.
4-Peppermint Candy-Lightly raced 6-year-old makes 4th start of '19, last was better and could be sitting on a big try.
0.50 Pick Late 4
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