04/17/2010 4:35PM

Hawthorne: Wind shift, etc

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Weird - the  flags on the toteboard suddenly are blowing down the homestretch, not against it. Voila - checked Nat'l Weather Service and the wind has shifted from northwest to northeast. So, that's now a stretch tail-wind rather than head-wind, as was the case earlier in the card.

Wayne Catalano-trained Brixton's Conte was 6-5 chalk in race 4, a $4K claimer, and did not make the course, pulled up past the eighth pole. Another winner from hot trainer Chris Dorris, Storm This, who somehow paid $23.40 despite the fact he was coming off a win at the class level and distance.