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August 20: Hawthorne Harness Picks

by Al Cimaglia

August 20, 2017

Hawthorne wraps up the weekend with a $25,000 guaranteed pool for the 0.50 Late Pick 4 sequence which begins in Race 5. The feature comes in Race 8, a conditioned pace for fillies and mares with a $9,900 purse.

The posted Pick 4 ticket for Mohawk on Saturday night was correct in only three out of four legs. The winning combination of 7-6-3-1 paid $193.29 on a 0.20 bet. Last night at Hawthorne, Casey Leonard and Ryan Anderson led all drivers with two wins each.

It's an interesting Late Pick 4 sequence and don't forget, all Xpressbet account holders Receive 20X Points on Hawthorne wagers tonight.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 5
2-Do You Dare-Program chalk looks the part, has been very sharp at this level.
3-Sagebrush Sue-Has a win over #2 and is the main threat.
7-Ashlees Cocktail-Leads field in money earned in 2017, has faced better and is 2nd time lasix.

Race 6
2-Sagebrush Sue-Only 1-24 but from this post fits versus these and should offer some value at a 12-1 ML.
3-Wildcat Hilton-Program chalk has a recent win at this level and a good effort in last off a sick scratch.
5-Fox Valley Sparty-Flew home in 55.1 in last and looks to be in the hunt in an open race.
9-P L Jalapeno-Has been sharp, closed in 55.2 in last. Will need a quick pace but best to not overlook.

Race 7
2-Wordlydoll-Will give one more chance after laying an egg in local debut. Has the speed to be a factor.
5-Back Stop-Grinder needs the right trip but if within striking distance turning for home can surprise at a price.
10-Backwoods Barbie-Post is a challenge and camera shy, but fits here. Trainer is off and Oosting is back between the pipes.

Race 8
1-Blissful Pansy-Broke as favorite in last at this class, and has been off for 3 weeks. 9-1 ML makes for an interesting play.
5-Lakeside Ms Queen-Won 2 here and then came up empty from 2nd tier at HoP. Oosting back and will respect chances.
9-LK's Nancy Lee-Program chalk has won 2 straight in easy fashion. Post will make a three-peat more difficult.

0.50 Late Pick 4
Total Bet=$54

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