02/04/2016 5:28PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 2/6 Analysis


Best Bet: COAL HANOVER (5th)

Spot Play: NORTHERN DALI (6th)

Race 1

(6) GOLDEN-NUGGET had good late pace off the scratch and will offer a nice price.  (2) CONZO doesn't look the best on paper but does own some closing ability.  (4) LIL AL BUNDY gets sent out for a recent hot barn; threat.

Race 2

(8) SPORTY GYPSY gets a big morning line and does own a touch of back class against this bunch despite the poor record last season.  (2) REJOICEANDBEGLAD takes a big drop in class and will be much closer turning for home.  (6) MACHMILLIONS is another dropper in the race; driver's choice.

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Race 3

(2) TERRORIZE THE MOON picks up a big driver change and will offer a nice price in a field full of question marks.  (1) PARKLANE INDY just missed in this class last week and has room to improve.   (5) RICKY TIDWELL has just been racing evenly but finds a soft bunch.

Race 4

(4) GRAVELSINMYTRAVEL has been knocking on the door at this level; threat.  (6) GYPSY LEATHER wasn't sharp early on in the meet but has been racing well in his last two.  (2) NO FEAR NO DOUBT was an upset winner two back at this level but is probably best used underneath.

Race 5

(5) COAL HANOVER was closing up a storm late last week against a better bunch.  (6) CONTROL TOWER was sharp off the layoff last start and has tons of upside if right.  (8) MR COOLIE doesn't win often but does get sent out for a trainer with recent wins at the meet.

Race 6

(9) NORTHERN DALI will offer a much better price this week at the same level; threat.  (8) SEXY CARD SHARK takes a good drop in class and faces weaker.  (6) LOVE LIVE LAUGH was the driver's choice but is best used underneath up in class.

Race 7

(7) FEEL LIKE DANCING never got into the mile last week but it could be much different with a nice setup.  (8) OUR MISS LILY comes into the race sharp looking to make it three straight wins.  (6) WINGS pacing mare has hit the board in five straight.

Race 8

(10) ONTARIO SUCCESS has proven to be the best of this group and will be flying early.  (5) ICE SCRAPER gets a big tactical advantage on the main threats and will also be leaving for position.  (7) JONES BEACH did his best racing up close to the pace and is the only horse in the race to beat the top choice at the meet.

Race 9

In a wide open and evenly matched field, (7) BNGS EXPRESS has shown the ability to close on these type of horses and will offer a big price.  (5) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR is tough to gauge what kind of effort you'll get week to week but is certainly capable.  (9) MY BUDDY NINKSTER four-year-old pacer could get a good spot up close making him a threat to hit the ticket.

Race 10

(8) ST ELMO HERO will look to drop and pop down in class.  (9) PREEMPTIVE BID picks up a significant driver change and has been competitive at this level.  (6) BEST MAN HANOVER faces much tougher but can jump up with big miles from time to time.

Race 11

(4) BET ON HIM has always been a threat at this level; versatile.  (2) KRUSTY THE CLOWN will look to make it three straight in this class.  (3) FOX VALLEY ANDY has just been racing evenly but takes a significant drop down.

Race 12

(4) KING LEONIDAS just missed against a better bunch last week; threat.  (8) OLD MAN RIVER gets sent out first start for one of the top barns in the country.  (3) B R FLYING DALI nice looking pacer will look to make it five wins in six starts but needs more; command a price.

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