by Al Cimaglia
June 11, 2017
The Sunday night feature at Hawthorne comes in Race 4 an Open Trot with a compact field of five geldings competing for a $15,000 purse. The .50 Late Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 7 and has a $20,000 guaranteed pool. Last night, Casey Leonard led all pilots with three wins.
Comments and selections below for the Late Pick 4 are based on a fast track.
1-Jaded Truth-Petrelli trainee has been stuck with 8,9,10 hole in last 3. Gets the rail and Leonard tonight.
2-Shotski-First start of the year at same level was sharp, looks to be a major player.
9-Betorluckythangood-Driven aggressively after missing almost 3 weeks and with a good trip could surprise.
6-Primed N Powerful-Comes off a nice qualifier and if ready, 9-time winner in 2016 will be in the hunt.
8-Macie Rae-Steps up but might not matter after an impressive win on the engine.
9-Rock Hollywood-Drops and fits with this group and post will boost the price. If pace is quick could surprise.
2-Ashless Cocktail-3-year old will need some breaks but worth including from this post with Leonard at 10-1 ML.
4-Lk's Nancy Lee-Off to a slow start after a nice 2016, but has had some bad trips. Could be sitting on a big try.
7-Mimosa Party-Oosting's choice came a neck short in last and should be a major threat tonight.
5-Next Issue-Short price chalk steps up after 2 impressive wins and is the biggest threat.
6-Dumas Gram-Will need a big effort to take a picture but appears to have the best shot to upset #5.
.50 Late Pick 4
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