by Al Cimaglia
May 30, 2021
Hawthorne Racecourse has 12 races scheduled for tonight. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 has a $25,000 guaranteed pool. That sequence starts in Race 9 and it will be my focus.
On Saturday, Kyle Husted led the pilots with five trips to the winner's circle. Husted was also the top conditioner with three training wins. Speed held throughout the night as eight of eleven winners were leading at the head of the stretch. In the other three races the winners were within 1 1/2 lengths of the lead at the top of the lane.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Super Park (9/2)-Broke stride in season debut and then had a sharp qualifier in 155.2 on 5-22. This barn has been cold but fits well with this crew and should be forwardly placed.
3-Killer Credit (4-1)-Gets post relief and class relief in 2nd start on Lasix. This could be a wake-up situation but wouldn't recommend taking a short price. Has only raced 6 times over the past 2 years.
10-Flashy Dude (8-1)-Smolin makes his 2nd consecutive appearance taking over from the owner/trainer. Last week's effort was the best since shipping in from CalX.
5-Redayfortheladys (7/2)-This will be the 3rd race this year restarting on Lasix and has been facing better. This is a soft spot and should be a main player if close to 100%.
8-Rock Jagger (12-1)-This is the 3rd start at Haw this year, has notched 1 win and should be a big price. Warren might duck and then make an early move to get into striking range at the top of the lane.
10-Trump Train (15-1)-Wilfong's choice over #6 paced the 2nd half in 54.1 and was just caught at the wire. Started from post 9 last time and the fractions this week could be more lively than a 59.1 first half.
3-White Satin (7-1)-Makes the 3rd start for Team Leonard and showed improvement last week. Paced the 2nd half in 56.1 with a 26.4 last 1/4 to cash a 3rd place check. This could be the night for a more aggressive steer and a chance to take a picture.
6-Princess Mooss (5/2)-Raced better last week in 1st start on Lasix and this is a softer spot. Has recorded only 1 win in 12 tries but has hit the board in 9 of 11 races at Haw and has banked over $44k in Stickney. Ridge Warren is the new pilot and should be a major player with a sharp steer.
7-Mudville (2-1)-Brink trainee is a perfect 3-3 this year and has looked like a veteran in winning. Has been an odds-on chalk in the last 2 starts, that could be the case again and with a smooth journey may reward backers.
9-Alwaysshowfaith (5-1)-The post draw helps the price and if Bender can work an efficient trip this 3-year-old appears to have the best chance of taking down #7.
Race 9) 2,3,10
Race 10) 5,8,10
Race 11) 3,6
Race 12) 7,9
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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