by Al Cimaglia
August 13, 2017
Tonight, Hawthorne Race Course will offer a $25,000 guaranteed pool for the 0.50 Late Pick 4 which starts in Race 6.
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Big favorites stole the show on Saturday night, as the largest payoff of any winner was $5.60. Driver Tim Curtin steered home three winners, while trainers Kimberly Roth and Matthew Mac Kenzie each took two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Bc's Okie Dokie-Looking for a price shot in an open race and maybe the third time on lasix will be the charm.
2-Shy Master-3-year old can't seem to seal the deal but facing this field could end the draught.
5-Dandy's Dududidudu-Not in love with the 6/5 ML but drops to the lowest level this year and Leonard sticks.
8-Oh Josephine-Just 1-19 for career but will respect chances, has been battling outside posts and now adds lasix.
3-Starlit Senditback-In from Hoosier, drops from Indiana Sire Stake events and should enjoy the company.
9-Spirit O'Mar-Has looked good at the fairs and this is the 2nd time for hopples. Should be a player if minds manners.
10-Free Range Chikin-Could surprise if Franco can work a decent trip and get into striking distance.
1-Citizen Kane-Takes a slight drop and might be able to control the race from this starting spot.
3-We Rob Banks-Another who drops and could stay in the hunt at a square price.
5-Tiny Jim-Tried lasix and won last by 10 in the slop. Will respect connections and chances for a repeat win.
1-Sagebrush Sue-Was in straight NW2 not long ago and appears to have the best shot to knock off #2.
2-Do You Dare-Has been very consistent and besides #1, the other main foe is in the 8 hole. Looks like a major player.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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