06/02/2016 4:14PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 6/4 Analysis


Best Bet (4 - 7 / $27.80): SLEAZY DUDE (2nd)

Spot Play: IMPRESSIVE ART (8th)

Race 1

(1) RED HOT ART has been knocking on the door against similar.  The pacer is very talented and is starting to put it together.  (3) BIG MOON RIZING is making his second start for a high percentage barn.  (6) LYONS JIMMYDEAN is a well bred pacer that is consistent and faces weaker. 

Race 2  

(5) SLEAZY DUDE had no chance last week from a tough spot.  The pacer picks up the top driver and will look for a breakout performance.  (1) HASH-TAG SWAG fought gamely last week against a nice opponent; threat.  (6) DAN P has room to improve and showed good closing ability in his most recent start. 

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Race 3  

(10) MAKE IT WORK is as game as they come. The 10-year-old owns a good burst off the gate and drops down to the bottom level while put in for a tag; fires early.  (6) BIG HARRY DEAL is probably best used underneath having not won a race in over two years.  However the pacer can hit the board at a price with a good setup.  (3) ANOTHER BEAUTY looked ready to take on this type of competition in the qualifier a month ago but has come up empty since. 

Race 4  

(4) WHY ASK WHY takes a huge drop in class and will be used aggressively.   (7) REJOICEANDBEGLAD is more than capable of a good effort against this bunch.  (1) ENDEAVORS KING gets the best post while dropping down a notch. 

Race 5  

(2) SHRAYRAY has always been very fast and looks to be getting more consistent.  (1) SUMMER SHANDY probably has the most upside in the field.  The pacer makes his second start back off a long layoff.  (7) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR looks terrible on paper but can jump up with a big one any week. 

Race 6  

(7) LUCKY CRUSADER drops down out of open type competition; versatile.  (1) UNCLE BUD is sharp and comes off an easy win at this level last week.  (8) PISTOPACKINPIPER looks to be just now back in racing shape and will offer good value. 

Race 7  

(6) KOLT POWER picks up a huge driver change against much softer.  (7) BNGS EXPRESS should be a threat with some racing luck and a good setup.  Tough to count the 4-year-old gelding (8) DINKY DUNE out after winning his first three starts in impressive fashion. 

Race 8  

(2) IMPRESSIVE ART might be one of the faster horses in the field and will offer a big price with the low percentage pilot.  (1) GOINDUNESIDE has raced much better than his lines indicate; threat.   (6) CAFFEINE KID loses the top driver to another horse which raises some red flags; command a price. 

Race 9  

(3) SIR MAMMO was close against better last week and will offer good value.  (5) MYSTICAL WALTER was tremendous for a new barn last start; big chance.  (8) FEELNLIKEAROCKSTAR doesn’t win often but faces much softer. 

Race 10  

(4) ROYALE ROSE has been primed for exactly this spot and is the horse to beat.  (5) BS TYRRIFIC probably should have had a little more last week but it is tough to knock a victory.  (8) IYQ YQR can prove he belongs with this bunch with another good showing. 

Race 11 

(9) BEST MAN HANOVER owns all the back class but does have a history of burning cash against soft competition; versatile.  (8) COOL LIKE THAT will offer a monster price and was on the right track a few back.  (10) DIXIE’S BOY is very one dimensional.  A fast pace to close into makes him a threat to hit the ticket. 

Race 12  

(6) CAPELO has been competitive against similar and will offer value.  (8) WINNING DREAM was really sharp in the victory last week; driver‘s choice.  (7) DONTGETBYME owns multiple wins at this level.