05/12/2016 3:38PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 5/14 Analysis


Best Bet (0-1 / $0.00): DINKY DUNE (5th)

Spot Play: BETORLUCKYTHANGOOD (4th)         

Race 1

(8) SAND SHOCKER should be better from off the pace this week and might offer value.  (4) REAL COOL DUDE lightly raced pacer needed his career debut and has lots of room to improve.  (3) DAN P is another lightly raced pacer with upside; threat.

Race 2

(5) CRANKIN' IT UP is just now back in racing shape and faces weaker; big chance.  (3) SPORTY GYPSY veteran pacer owns some back class and finds a field full of question marks.  (8) RICKY BOBBIE pacer makes his second start back off a layoff.

Race 3

(9) FOX VALLEYTIRAMISU well bred filly kicked home nicely in the qualifier but needs to find a way into the race for her best chance.   (5) SO SOPHISTACATED doesn't look the best on paper but does own a very fast win last year on the fair circuit.  (7) LEENAH PEARL comes into the race off a scratch but was facing tougher in Indiana.

Race 4

(4) BETORLUCKYTHANGOOD has been very competitive against better on the year.  (5) LEAVING A LEGACY also faces weaker and should be closer turning for home.  (6) JEWEL MAKER well bred colt looks to be a good one and has tons of upside.

Race 5

(8) DINKY DUNE gelding was sharp in his season debut and will probably try and fire for position early this week.  (3) DIXIE'S BOY shows excellent closing ability and just needs a good setup.  (7) DELIGHT FASHION takes a big drop in class; fires late.

Race 6

(7) OLD MAN RIVER gets sent out for proven connections against weaker.  (1) EXPLODENT should have had more to offer late last week; command a price.  (8) SMOKE RINGS rarely wins but is a threat on the bottom of the ticket.

Race 7

In a field with few contenders, (3) PART TIME is primed for a big effort third start back.  (2) SUNSET DREAMER was super sharp when last seen at this track in the winter; threat.  (4) MONTERO BLUE CHIP has been facing some stout competition out east and should find this spot to his liking.

Race 8

(2) ONTARIO SUCCESS pacing gelding gets sent out for top connections and looks ready to roll; short price.  (6) FREEDOMFORMYSOUL had more to offer last out barely breaking a sweat, but will need much more to tangle with the top choice.  (1) BNGS EXPRESS benefits from the best post and comes into the race off a sharp effort.

Race 9

(7) MASTER OF DESIRE was used aggressively last week.  Look for a driver change for his best chance.   (3) POWERFUL PILOT rarely wins but is a huge threat at this level.  (1) KANSAS WILDCAT pacer makes his second start off the layoff with the best post.

Race 10

(5) CHAR N MARG two-year-old champion looks ready for a big sophomore season off a nice qualifier.  (7) HEYHEY MANANAH impressed last week with a big late burst and looks to make it three straight.  (2) FEEL LIKE DANCING owns some back class on most of the field when right; threat.

Race 11

(7) SOUTHWIND SCORPION was very close last week against a much better field.  (2) VICTOR BAYAMA takes a huge jump up in class but looks ready off an easy win.  (9) WHY ASK WHY gets a tough starting post but owns good closing ability; use underneath.

Race 12

(3) SIR ARTHUR D well bred pacer gets sent out for proven connections against a very soft bunch.  (5) REALEEWANTTOWIN paced a good mile over the track last week and has room to improve.   (7) SHOTTHRUTHEHEART just raced evenly last week; use underneath.

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