by Al Cimaglia
July 17, 2022
Hawthorne Racecourse will have 12 races set to go tonight. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts 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.
5-Incredible Man (5/2)-Tried a different tactic in getting on the point and almost lasted. That may not be the plan tonight but should be a player regardless.
7-Fox Valley Monaco (2-1)-Has been consistent since shipping back to Illinois. Willfong should put in play and it looks like this could be the time for the 2nd picture of the year.
3-Fox Valley Jasper (1-1)-Jasper is making only the 3rd start of his freshman season and looks like a good one. Seems to have a nose for the wire and has some versatility.
6-Henry The Horse (7/2)-This is another game 2-year-old that tries hard without the best of trips. Certainly, looks like a main player here.
5-Ms Good Goobly Goo (9/5)-Could be over bet but tough to leave out. Shows decent speed and should enjoy the company.
6-Ain't She Special (15-1)-Had a rough trip in last but kept coming. Willing to take a swing at this price and 2nd time Lasix could help.
9-KP'S Magic Macy (12-1)-Will take a stab at a price in a chalky sequence. This filly could benefit from some lively fractions and that looks like a possibility.
2-Marys Pretty Girl (6-1)-Qualified nicely on 7-9 with Leonard in the bike but he steers his own (#6) so Husted takes over. This mare has won 7 of 23 in Stickney and could surprise at a square price if fires hot off the bench.
4-Eliza Dushku N (7/2)-Veteran mare doesn't often win these days but lands in a soft spot. Comes off a good try to finish 2nd but faded late. May have met a beatable field.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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