10/03/2013 3:52PM

Hawthorne Derby: Viable alternatives to favored Charming Kitten


STICKNEY, Ill. – One might look at Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Hawthorne Derby as a spot for Charming Kitten to finally break through. Charming Kitten has won only the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes from his seven starts this year but has taken tough losses in rich races, finishing second in the $400,000 Penn Mile and the $500,000 Virginia Derby, and third in the $750,000 Blue Grass.