by Al Cimaglia
September 6, 2019
There is a 9-race card set to roll at Hawthorne Racecourse tonight. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 has a $10,000 guaranteed pool. It's an interesting sequence as I will be shooting against the morning line chalk in some legs.
On Thursday there was a 7-race card at the Stickney oval, in each race, a different driver and trainer took a picture.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Little Bita Sass-5/2 ML chalk is trip dependent and doesn't leave well but will use versus a field without a standout.
3-Tappin Outamessage-Winner of 2 straight likes to race near the top and should be forwardly placed.
4-Shadyman-Also likes the engine but has trouble finishing, now is 2nd time Lasix and that might be the difference.
9-Lying In Cash-Tossing last while in tall cotton at HoP, fits well and can grind it out from this starting spot.
1-Mr Varsity-Price shot needs best but has raced a bit better in last 2 and Plano should keep in play from the wood.
3-Sir Mammo-Steps-up after a sharp win from the 9-hole, can compete here at a square price if fires best shot.
4-Best Man Hanover-Will toss last on an off-track, likes the top and there isn't much gate speed, fits well here.
8-Justified-1st start in Eckley barn, does best work when racing near front, Leonard can work a trip to put in play.
3-Shady's Dream Boy-Looks to get the 2-hole right behind the 2-1 chalk #5, could get sucked around and roll by.
5-Impressive Cowboy-1st or 2nd in all 4 starts for the Leonard barn, can win right back if throws best shot.
1-Gabe Henry-Drops and finally draws inside, should be a player if minds manners, using to beat #2 the ML chalk.
6-Mister Hat-Back to Haw and races at lowest level of the meet, this is a spot to shine and should be a nice price.
Race 6) 1,3,4,9
Race 7) 1,3,4,8
Race 8) 3,5
Race 9) 1,6
Total Ticket Cost) $32 for $0.50
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