01/07/2016 4:11PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 1/9 Analysis


Best Bet: REX PASSUS (1st)

Spot Play: ROCKIN THE HOUSE (6th)

Race 1

(2) REX PASSUS comes into the race off a nice effort against better.  (8) DELIGHT FASHION seems to be a bit of a head case at times but does own a good brush.  (7) SOUTHWIND SCORPION has tailed off in his last two but had been sharp prior and can hit the ticket with a bounce back effort.

Race 2

(6) LK'S NANCY LEE has burned a lot of cash in her career at this level.  The filly pacer is better than her record indicates.  (7) FRENCH MAID mare put in a disappointing effort in her most recent outing.  The pacer still has some upside and finds a field full of question marks.  (1) BURRY ME INTHESAND lightly raced 3-year-old was starting to come around some before being put up for the year.  The filly gets the best post off a decent qualifier.

Race 3

(8) MAKE IT WORK veteran pacer is as game as they come and is back in where he can win; fires early.   (3) B R FLYING DALI went a big effort on the off track last out.  The pacer finds another suspect group; threat.  (2) MULTIPLE CHOICE thirteen-year-old ships in from out east and made the most money in the field last year.

Race 4

(3) BRING THE RAIN doesn't win often but should offer good value facing weaker.  (4) OFFICIALLY YOURS pacer is very inconsistent from week to week.  His best effort puts him in the mix.  (10) SMOKE RINGS hasn't won a race in quite some time but gets sent out for capable connections.

Race 5

(1) DONTGETBYME has had terrible trips in his last four races.  That should change with the rail.  (5) HRUBYS N LUCK gets sent out for one of the top stables in the country; threat.  (4) LOVEDANCINWITHYOU comes off a big win but is probably best used underneath.

Race 6

(1) ROCKIN THE HOUSE gets sent out for a capable barn with the best post.  The pacer looks to offer a big price and can upset with a trouble-free trip.  (8) ICE SCRAPER has burned cash in five straight, however the pacer finds a much weaker field; fires early.  (5) STONEBRIDGE LYRIC should be sharper second start back off the layoff.

Race 7

In a very tough race to gauge, (6) VANCE BAYAMA has been knocking on the door and will offer a big price.  (1) ONTARIO SUCCESS will take heavy action off some big miles.  The ship in could have taken something out of the pacer; short price.  (2) SHADY CITY made a good chunk of change last year and comes into the race off a big mile at Yonkers.

Race 8

(3) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR four-year-old has been racing gamely and is the horse to beat with a similar effort to his last two races.  (9) MY BUDDY NINKSTER pacer is very fast and just needs a good setup to hit the ticket.  (1)  VALIENTE STRIDE should be in line for a ground saving trip up close before shaking loose late; use underneath.

Race 9

(10) GREAT ARTIST comes into the race off a layoff but gets sent out for top connections.  (9) SAINT WILLIAM A has been facing much tougher out east and now drops in for a tag; threat.  (5) MYSTICAL WALTER will look to make it three straight; fires early.

Race 10

(5) PREEMPTIVE BID had to need his last start off a long layoff and raced well.  The pacer should be sharper in his second start back.  (9) LUCKY CRUSADER fits in with this bunch nicely and always offers value.  (2) SUNSET DREAMER well bred 5-year-old is much better than what his money made for last year reflects; threat.

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