by Al Cimaglia
July 10, 2022
Hawthorne Racecourse has a 12-race card scheduled with the 0.50 Late Pick 4 starting in Race 9. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Pattycake Mooss (6-1)-Camera shy at 2 and now has won 5 of 13 this year. One move type is in a spot to get sucked around and to roll by late at a square price.
5-Dilly Dilly Time (3-1)-Team Leonard entry should be in the mix but is slow off the gate. Could be over bet and needs an honest pace to close into.
8-Fox Valley Tinka (8-1)-Hoosier invader could be forwardly placed by Bates. Looks like a player at a price in a race without a standout.
2-Fox Valley Cairo (8/5)-Six-time winner in 2022 could take his 1st picture of the year. Tuned up in a couple races with the trainer doing the steering and now Leonard takes the lines. Should handle this crew if minds manners.
2-Commander Bob (7-1)-Could be the winner in a wide-open race but needs a decent steer. That's a question mark but if the journey is smooth the price should be right to take a swing.
4-Farewell Tour (8-1)-This long shot comes off a trip out win in Spr and does have a decent Haw record (24-3-4-4). Husted is back between the pipes and he should keep the 5-year-old in the hunt.
5-Luckonurside (4-1)-Comes off a big try to finish 2nd in a 153.4 mile in Stickney. This looks like the main player and has won 3 of 6 starts at Haw.
8-Kingofmyheart (9/2)- From the inside this would probably be the one to beat. Has speed but is a one-move type and will need to be in striking range turning for the wire.
3-Zero Net Profit (7-1)-Needed the 1st start off the bench, now drops to a soft spot in the 2nd race at the meet. Wilfong, the usual pilot is at the controls, so best to not overlook.
7-Sunrise Sweetie (7/2)-Comes off an even effort after shipping in from HoP. But has won 5 of 17 at Haw and should fit with this bunch.
9-Johnnys Gal June (3-1)-Team Leonard entry should enjoy the company but has a habit of starting way back. Needs a brisk pace to shine and not sure if that will happen.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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