05/26/2016 2:41PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 5/28 Analysis


Best Bet (4 - 5 / $27.80): DON’T DALI AROUND (4th)

Spot Play: TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR (12th)

Race 1

(2) DAN D DUNE has been driven conservatively against much tougher in his first two outings of the year.  You can probably expect an aggressive effort third start back off a layoff.  (3) BS TYRRIFIC might be one of few threats to the top choice.  (8) BIG MOON RIZING four-year-old makes his first start for new connections and has lots of room to improve.

Race 2

(10) EASY JOE well bred pacer has just been racing evenly in Indiana.  However the pacer gets sent out for proven connections against a really weak field.   (4) DUMAS GRAM lightly raced 3-year-old looks to have a decent burst of speed.  (5) DANDY'S BROTHER kicked home nicely in the debut.  The pacer has the pedigree to move forward.

Race 3

(6) RED DOG RYAN couldn't overcome a slow middle half last week from far back.  The pacer should be closer turning for home and will offer the best value of the contenders.  (5) TE'S BLACK TIE raced gamely against a tough bunch last week.  The 3-year-old has tons of ability and was the driver's choice of three.   (4) TRIXSEN GRAM has just been racing evenly; command a price.

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Race 4

(2) DONT DALI AROUND needed the start last week and drops in class.  (7) ADDIE ROSE mare is probably better than what she's showing but needs to mind her manners.  (8) PARKLANE DRAGON well bred 4-year-old drew off late last week and could have more to offer.

Race 5

(7) IM SO HANDSOME closed decent ground from a tough spot last week against a better bunch.  (5)  SPORTY GYPSY veteran pacer will offer a big price in a weak field full of question marks.  (10) REJOICEANDBEGLAD could have an outside shot at a price if he can find a way into the race.

Race 6

(8) UNCLE BUD should be ready for an improved effort second start off the bench.  (2) PART TIME has disappointed in two straight but is capable.  (9) SMOKE RINGS pacer owns good closing ability; use underneath.

Race 7

(5) ONTARIO SUCCESS will look to make it seven in a row at the track.  (3) KOLT POWER hasn't been able to pace with the top choice late.  (2) BNGS EXPRESS can definitely hit the ticket with a good effort.

Race 8

(3) SOUTHWIND SCORPION is super sharp right now; short price.  (2) MR COOLIE was sneaky good last week just missing.  (9) SUNSET DREAMER well bred pacer loves this track but needs a fast pace to close into which he might not get.

Race 9

(3) BC'S BAD CAT gets a low percentage driver but that could boost the price a bit.  The pacer has been facing tougher in Indiana and gets sent out for a capable barn.  (8) OLD MAN RIVER is the horse to beat looking to make it three straight at this level.  (4) FANTASTIC ROCK pacer is very inconsistent from week to week; use underneath.

Race 10

(9) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS might need another start but picks up the top driver and owns all the back class.  (4) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR has been facing significantly tougher in Indiana.  The pacer fits in with this group nicely but doesn't have a good win record.  (6) DINKY DUNE four-year-old will look to make it three straight wins to kick off the year; threat.

Race 11

(10) FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE eight-year-old is versatile enough to get a nice spot out of the gate, making him a threat late.  (9) DIXIE'S BOY is one of the faster pacers in the field especially with a good setup; fires late.  (4) YANKEE BOUNTY has not come back good yet this year; command a price.

Race 12

(9) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR four-year-olds best effort can get the job done.  (1)   MAKEOUTLIKEAPANDIT has been off three weeks after shipping in from California, however the pacer gets the best post in a really weak field.  (10) SUMMER SHANDY the connections usually like to take it easy on a horse off a long layoff.  The pacer is the best horse in the field when right but probably needs a start.

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