by Al Cimaglia
September 15, 2019
Hawthorne Racecourse has an 11-race card set to roll tonight. The headliner from a betting standpoint is the 0.50 Late Pick 4 which begins in Race 8. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Saturday at Hawthorne was Casey Leonard with three pictures. Trainer Nelson Willis led the conditioners with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Not Me Gram-1-43 is tough to use but tries hard and from the rail will use at 30-1 and hope Plano puts in play.
2-Always Party Time-Likes to race close to the lead and should be forwardly placed for Team Wilfong.
7-American Boy-Loses Wilfong so Stewart needs to work a trip, this guy has speed and could win right back.
1-Threeupthreedown-Camera shy but from the rail and at this level could trip out and capture top honors.
7-Kristy'sgingergal-This is a soft spot but has been troubled by breaking issues, can take a picture if minds manners.
10-Pepin Coolie-6-year-old has been a nice story and continues winning even from bad posts, best to respect again.
4-Royale Big Guy-Camera shy but drops to a level of recent success, was passing foes down the lane in last.
6-Best Man Hanover-Drops to a good spot but still will need a trip, Wilfong's choice over 3 others is a player.
3-Rocky Road Aldo-Stayed flat in qualifier and should be a threat if breaking issues are cured.
5-Cinder Norma-Has trouble finishing but may catch a trip and finally meet a field that can be beat on the big track.
6-Michonne-The best on paper but will be bet hard and wasn't as good in last as in recent winning streak.
7-Reining Cassis-Will take a swing with 1st time Leonard plus 2nd time Lasix in a race without much form.
Race 8) 1,2,7
Race 9) 1,7,10
Race 10) 4,6
Race 11) 3,5,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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