08/11/2016 2:06PM

Hawthorne Harness: Saturday 8/13 Analysis


Race 6 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (14 - 25 / $69.00): SUNSET DREAMER (5th)

Spot Play: SOUPBEANS ERNIE (3rd)

Race 1

(2) SPIRITED ENCOUNTER has been knocking on the door at this level despite the miscue last week.  The pacer can beat this bunch with his best effort.  (1) FANCY CREEK LINK two-year-old pacer gets the best post and showed a good late burst last week.  (4) DAVY DUNE has made breaks in two of four but has flashed ability.

Race 2

(6) FOX VALLEY ELIJAH four-year-old probably has more to offer off a game victory.  (2) IDEAL ROWAN pacer was loaded with late pace when last seen on the track.  (4) OLD MAN RIVER always offers low value but is a major player with a smooth trip.

Race 3

(6) SOUPBEANS ERNIE just beat similar the start prior and looks to offer a nice price.  (8) STRONG PLAYIN KING gets sent out for a capable barn against a field full of question marks.  (3) SLEAZY DUDE has burned cash in five straight; command a price.

Race 4

(5) DELIGHT FASHION well bred pacer has been facing much tougher.  The 4-year-old should find this spot to his liking especially with a trouble-free trip.  (3) FOX VALLEY CUPID rarely wins but is capable of hitting the ticket at a big price; use underneath.  (8) MAJOR ED set a season's mark last start very impressively.  The pacer will look to keep it going against much tougher.

Race 5

(1) SUNSET DREAMER impeccably bred gelding takes a big drop down in class.  The pacer just needs a good setup to come storming by late.  (3) MONTERO BLUE CHIP is one of few threats in the race but needs a good setup.  (2) VICTOR BAYAMA is very inconsistent from week to week.  A good effort puts him in the mix.

Race 6

(3) FANTASTIC ROCK well bred pacer drops down to the bottom level; threat.  (8) SUMMER SHANDY was much better last week after a lackluster effort the start prior.  (5) DONTGETBYME just missed last week racing gamely.

Race 7

(5) MASTER OF DESIRE owns wins against much better on the year.  The veteran pacer is the horse to beat with a smooth trip.  (4) DOC'S DEAL is one of few in that has not been racing at the bottom level.  (1) SHRAYRAY made a break last week but gets sent out for a capable barn.

Race 8

In a field with few contenders, (6) TRIPLE LANE MELODY owns a touch of back class against most of the field.  The pacer just missed last week against a much better bunch.  (7) SCARLET N SILK mare is probably the only threat to the top choice but will need a big turnaround from her last few efforts.  (2) GENTLE JANET pacing mare looks to be in line for a nice ground-saving trip up close.

Race 9

(5) CHLO'S RICHESS comes off a nice maiden breaking score.  The pacer might be starting to blossom but is getting sent out for a low percentage pilot.  (8) EVERGREEN ELITE beat the top choice soundly a few starts ago but does come off a nasty break at Hoosier.  (7) SAGEBRUSH SID hits the board a lot but is 0 for the year; use underneath.

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