by Al Cimaglia
August 11, 2019
The Sunday feature at Hawthorne Racecourse comes in Race 3, and Open Trot with a $12,000 purse. The Pick 4 starts in Race 6, it has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and it will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Saturday was Casey Leonard with four winners. The leading trainer on the card was Terry Leonard with three pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Secret Cache-1 of 2 from Leonard barn and Casey steers, steps-up off a nice win and should be in the hunt.
6-Susan Sage-Looking for 3rd straight at this class versus a similar crew, ML chalk shouldn't be overlooked.
7-Finleys Filly-Other Leonard barn entry has been battling hard, Plano can put in play and roll late.
8-Frontier Ginger-Looking for a price, Adam barn has been hot, this was Husted's pick and can find live cover.
2-Savanah Georgia-Competitive and knows how to win will use with this post draw.
3-Look Kimbo-In form and drops, does race from the back and needs a good cover flow but can pop at a price.
6-Shedaisy Ten-Gets some post relief and Leonard returns, could be sitting on a big try.
9-Magnifique-Drops out of Opens back to the class of last win on 6/29, this could be a spot to shine.
3-Shadyman-Except for 1 miscue, 3-year-old has been very good since joining Roberts barn, best to respect.
6-Salvatore-Faded as an odds-on favorite after a tough trip, can get redemption with a smooth journey.
9-Youmakemyheartsing-Moves outside after winning by 8, doesn't need the top, can win again by grinding it out.
3-Lying In Cash-Sped home in 55.4 to win last week, this is a bit tougher but can be up to the challenge.
6-Little Bita Sass-Tossing last after a slow start from 9-hole. Fits here, will need a trip and Leonard knows well.
0.50 Pick 4
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