by Al Cimaglia
May 26, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse has 11-races scheduled tonight to conclude the weekends harness action at the Stickney oval. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 8. It has a $20,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
On Saturday the drivers with the hottest hands were Kyle Wilfong and Kyle Husted both with three wins. No trainer had more than one win on the card. It was a chalky night with only one horse paying more than 4-1. That came in the last race when #6-Virgin Eyes paid $29.20 to win.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Captain Mulzac-Draws well and has been dominant in 1st two career starts, looks solid with a smooth journey.
5-Rockin Around-Passed foes in the lane last week, needs best to knock off chalk but appears to be next choice.
4-Perfectly Dunne-Camera shy mare makes 2nd start on Lasix, last was better and looking for upswing to continue.
5-Rockin Vanessa-Even effort in 1st start off the bench, in the mix if dials it up and if Lasix can make a difference.
8-Flying Shekel-Qualifier was good, 56.4 last 1/2, can contend but will need a good steer.
2-Straight Munro-8/5 chalk is 1-15 and that says a lot about this field. Should be tighter, in the hunt with a trip.
6-My Muddy Buddy-Picked up a win off a perfect trip, same set-up could be in the cards tonight.
5-Rockin Eddie-Drops to a soft spot, Leonard takes a seat to pick-up 1st Haw win, no excuses allowed.
$1.00 Pick 4
Race 8) 3,5
Race 9) 4,5,8
Race 10) 2,6
Race 11) 5
Total Ticket Cost) $12 for $1.00
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