07/14/2016 4:13PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 7/16 Analysis


Best Bet (11 - 19 / $57.80): COOL LIKE THAT (8th)


Race 1

(1) FOX VALLEY INFERNO well bred pacer looks to be much the best against this group; short price.  (8) IN YOUR EYE might be the only horse with a shot to upset with improvement. (3) JD JAY DEE could have more to offer with a few starts under his belt; use underneath.

Race 2

(6) BAYSIDE TEQUILLA appears to be getting better in his last two efforts.  The pacer will offer a big price and just missed last week to a decent horse.  (7) GOTTA GO ANDY comes into the race off an easy win against similar; threat.  (4) DAKOTA ROAD gelding has a tendency to burn cash when he looks the best on paper; use caution.

Race 3

(1) MADD HOSS JACKSON well bred 2-year-old had some bad luck in his debut but finished his mile up nicely.  (6) THE SMIDGE looks ready for a good effort third start back off a long layoff.  (4) HEAVEN FOR SURE is another lightly raced horse who could show improvement.

Race 4

(1) CRUIZE COMMANDER has been inconsistent from week to week.  If the pacer races his best he can score at a price.   (6) RASCAL FLATTER pacer has been tremendous in a new barn and now picks back up the top driver.  (4) CAPELO is capable with a fast pace to close into.

Race 5

(6) STRONG PLAYIN KING is just now back in racing shape coming off a needed start.  The pacer gets sent out for capable connections against a suspect bunch.   (4) MAJOR ED has raced super in three straight; fires early.  (2) HOODWINKED just raced evenly last week but could hit the ticket underneath.

Race 6

(5) MAKEOUTLIKEAPANDIT just missed making it two straight last week after being hounded most of the mile last week.  The pacer is sharp and will be tough to beat with a similar effort.  (3) IM SO HANDSOME has been close to the top choice in two straight and looks to offer big value.  (4) OLD MAN RIVER gets sent out for a hot barn that can't be left off the ticket.

Race 7

(8) IMPRESSIVE ART was really flying late last week off a slow middle half.  The 3-year-old can pick up the pieces especially with early fireworks.  (6) DAN D DUNE seems to finally be back in form; big chance.  (9) ROYAL ROSE will be flying out of the gate for position.  The pacer is a smooth trip a way from a nice piece.

Race 8

(6) COOL LIKE THAT has been competitive against much tougher including the field last week.   (2) DIXIE'S BOY has had trouble finding the winner's circle this year but was the driver's choice.  (3) FOX VALLEY GEORGE went from empty to awesome last week.  A similar effort puts him in the mix.

Race 9

(7) DONALD HIMSELF probably has more to offer third start out in a new barn; top driver's choice.  (6) S F LAW was used multiple times last week parked first up.  If the pacer can work out a better trip he is one of few threats in the race.  (2) DONTDOUBTTHELAKERS scored a big upset last week and looks in line for a similar trip.

Race 10

(9) KRUSTY THE CLOWN just missed last week from a very tough spot.  (6) DONTGETBYME looks to be going the wrong way on paper but is in significantly weaker; use caution.  (5) WILLIWIN has just been racing evenly; use underneath.

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