05/19/2016 4:02PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 5/21 Analysis


Best Bet (2 - 3 / $6.80): COLE HEAT (9th)

Spot Play: SUNSET DREAMER (6th)

Race 1

(7) SIR ARTHUR D well bred pacer has more ability than what he shows.  (2) SHOTTHRUTHEHEART should be in line for a nice trip up close; threat.  (6) LOLLIPOP has been facing tougher and is just now back in racing shape.

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Race 2

(7) SAGEBRUSH SAM showed a decent burst of speed last out.  The pacer also picks up a positive driver change.  (2) DAKOTA ROAD pacer makes his second start back off a layoff and has room to improve against a field full of question marks.  (1) FOX VALLEY VALDEZ has hit the board in two straight to kick off the year.

Race 3

(8) RED DOG RYAN just missed from way back last week.  The pacer looks to offer the best value of the contenders.  (9) JEWEL MAKER looks primed for a good effort off a nice first start off a layoff.   (3) JEANA ROSE filly has a lot of upside making her second start of her sophomore season.

Race 4

(7) ONTARIO SUCCESS looks to make it four straight wins at the track; short price.  (3) KOLT POWER probably needed his last start and has good early tactical speed.  (1) BNGS EXPRESS may not be good enough to beat the top choice but could hit the ticket underneath.

Race 5

(6) SOUTHWIND SCORPION former four-claimer can make it two straight with a similar effort to his last.  (4) VICTOR BAYAMA was no match for the top choice last week but should be in the mix for a nice piece.  (8) BOYS ROUND HERE was sneaky sharp last week; fires late.

Race 6

(4) SUSET DREAMER has really come a long way the last six months.  The pacer does his best work late in the mile.  (7) MR COOLIE doesn't have the best win record but is capable of picking the pieces with a good setup.  (3) WHY ASK WHY is very inconsistent from week to week but a good effort puts him in the mix.

Race 7

(4) COOL LIKE THAT made up good ground for being far back early last start against the same bunch.  (6) OLD MAN RIVER was starting to shorten up late last week, however the pacer gets sent out for a high percentage barn.  (5) SMOKE RINGS  owns only one win over more than two seasons but owns a big late kick.

Race 8

(4) SAND SHOCKER was heading in the right direction prior to the miscue last week.  The pacer finds a very soft spot if he can mind his manners.  (1) REAL COOL DUDE sophomore pacer has had two nice efforts to kick off his career.  He gets the best post and should be ready for a big effort.  (6) SUNSHINE WEST well bred pacer needed the start over the track last week and has room to improve.

Race 9

(2) COLE HEAT veteran pacer takes a huge drop in class.  (7) DAN D DUNE comes off a spectacular sophomore debut against older.  (8) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS was excellent in the qualifier but has been off over a year.  If the pacer is ready he is the horse to beat.

Race 10

(5) KC RAMBUCTIOUS BOY drew off impressively last week against similar.  (2) VITAL TERROR pacer needed his start last week against a much better bunch.  (4) R DUNESHINE is capable of beating this group with some racing luck.

Race 11

(3) PARK LANE DEPUTY veteran stallion is closing in on going over 500K in earnings and has a good history facing this type of competition.  (2) POWERFUL PILOT rarely wins but can get a piece in an inconsistent field.  (5) MASTER OF DESIRE has just been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 12

(4) FOX VALLEY GEORGE has had some tough racing luck in his last two.  The pacer should can get a big piece of the pie with a smooth trip.  (7) CRANKIN' IT UP might be one of few threats in the race to the top choice despite just racing evenly.  (3) DOC'S DEAL pacer has room to improve third start back the layoff.

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