by Al Cimaglia
July 28, 2019
Illinois bred 3-year-old trotters are showcased in the co-features on the 9-race card at Hawthorne Racecourse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins is Race 6. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The driver was the hottest hands on Saturday was Casey Leonard with four winners. Nelson Willis led the conditioners with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Lousraptor-Draws better and Leonard returns, should be in the hunt and may finish off the mile tonight.
4-Trixie's Turbo-Comes off a sharp effort and should get the top without much sweat, dangerous if steals a quarter.
7-Louscardamon-Was off 3-weeks before last start, Husted takes a seat again and Lou should be in play.
4-Flying Shekel-Steps-up after crushing cheaper, should find a good early seat and is a threat again.
6-Admit-Hung in versus NW3 after being parked out, fits better here and Husted should work a smoother trip.
8-Kelly's Kindness-Has won 2 of 3 this year and had an excuse in lone defeat, beat these last week from the 9-hole.
3-Secret Cache-Drops in for a tag and 3-year-old with Leonard should be a main player.
6-Frontier Ginger-Will swing for a price, was off close to a month before last and fits with this bunch.
7-Susan Sage-Drops to a favorable level and usually competes, best to respect.
8-Cowgirl Too-A better effort in last but was off 2 weeks, looking for upswing to continue at a square price.
1-Her Royal Hottness-9/5 ML chalk looks for 2 in a row in a race without much form.
8-Finleys Filly-Left in last and faded but had skipped a start. Might not be as aggressive at the start and come on late.
Race 6) 3,4,7
Race 7) 4,6,8
Race 8) 3,6,7,8
Race 9) 1,8
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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