by Al Cimaglia
September 8, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse has 10-races scheduled with a 0.50 Late Pick 4 beginning in Race 7. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The drivers with the hottest hands at Hawthorne last night were Casey Leonard and Kyle Wilfong with three wins. The leading trainers on the card were Dale Knox and Terry Leonard with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Skippymalou-Hopples off and Leonard's choice, should be in the hunt from start to finish.
2-Joe Joes Violet-Will use 5/2 ML chalk but isn't a standout, only 1-12 at Haw but can win if minds manners.
3-Seneca Valley-Off since 8/14 but tries Lasix for 2nd time and Grummel barn usually sends them out ready.
8-For Trots Sakes-Should like the company and post helps the price, can get up in time with the right trip.
7-Michonne-Sharp win in last, came home from way back in 57.3, will respect an encore off that effort.
9-9-Letsgoforitall-Makes 3rd start in new barn and last 2 were improved efforts, a player with a trip.
10-Pepin Coolie-Post is a challenge but has been very competitive, this is 1st time Leonard and post helps price.
3-Miss Tennessee-Will swing for a price, gets a positive driver change and post relief, could trip out behind #6.
6-Dune Dame-ML 9/5 chalk is usually bet hard and does disappoint, will use and look towards others as well.
7-Flying Shekel-Warren needs to find a good cover flow, this is a spot to shine and should be a square price.
1-Fox Valley Lil Kim-0-14 but 2-1 ML favorite finally gets an inside post draw and finds a field that can be beat.
10-Caroline GR-Post is a challenge but has some gate speed and is very sharp, won last by 7 versus some of these.
Race 7) 1,2,3,8
Race 8) 7,9,10
Race 9) 3,6,7
Race 10) 1,10
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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