by Al Cimaglia
September 1, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse concludes the weekend's harness action with a 13-race card. The feature goes in Race 5, an Open Trot with a $12,000 purse. The Late Pick 4 has a $30,000 guaranteed pool. The competitive sequence begins in Race 10 and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Saturday at Hawthorne was Casey Leonard who took seven pictures on the 15-race card. Terry Leonard was the leading conditioner with four trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Whiskersonkittens-Returns from racing out East, should like the company, a threat if doesn't need a start.
3-Shedaisy Ten-Rolled home in 55.3 to just miss now De Long takes a spin and that should help, looks like a player.
5-Seeyouatthefinish-Moves-up after a nice win in 3rd Haw start, 9-year-old can stay good and handle this bunch.
3-Dali Treasure-Raced a dud when moved up to this class, gets Leonard back, he's hot and so is barn.
5-Stonebridge Pearl-Even effort from 10-hole now gets post relief, worth a swing in a race without much form.
6-Look Kimbo-Moves in a couple of slots, can battle and this is a soft field but needs a good steer.
7-San Antonio Rose-Used hard early in last and faded, Husted can work a better journey in 2nd straight at Haw.
1-Morgangetsherway-Does find ways to lose but Leonard should keep in contention versus this crew.
7-My Uptowne Girl-Can close but often is too far back, if Franco provides a good trip it could be picture time.
9-Shakeifformegear-Husted's choice and Roach barn has been hot, HoP invader can win here if doesn't need a start.
3-Philly Wellness-Showed improvement with a 56.2 last half, Anderson should put in play sooner tonight.
9-Ashlees Fine Girl-Comes off 2 nice efforts at Spr and has been competitive at Haw, post helps the price.
10-Fox Valley Lil Kim-Is trip dependent but has enough gate speed to gain a good seat and stay in the hunt.
Race 10) 2,3,5
Race 11) 3,5,6,7
Race 12) 1,7,9
Race 13) 3,9,10
Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50
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