06/10/2016 4:19PM

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 6/12 Analysis


Race 8 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (5 - 9 / $35.40): PACIFIRE (4th)

Spot Play: FRISKY BOB (6th)

Race 1

(4) FOX VALLEY SIR has been brought along slowly for proven connections.  The trotter should find this spot softer and will offer a big price.  (2) FOX VALLEY BUGATTIE had a good fair record last year.  The 3-year-old also has room to improve with a good post.  (1) HONESTLY well bred filly has just been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 2

(8) DAKOTA SLEEK looks primed for a big effort third start back off the bench against much weaker.  (3) ANNIE GIRL two-year-old filly faces older can improve in her second career start.  (1) ALLABOUT THAT RACE looks to be in line for a nice trip up close; use underneath.

Race 3

(4) PSYCHIC SURVIOR comes into the race off a break but the win three starts back was impressive.  (1) ROCKNPRINCESSABBIE filly is definitely the horse to beat but looks to offer low value.  (8) PJ BOY doesn't own the quickest turn of foot but can hit the ticket with a good setup.

Race 4

(2) PACIFIRE mare had some sneaky late pace last week with nowhere to go.  (3) JUST BY DESIGN would normally outclass the field but appears to have lost a step; use caution.   (8) LADY'S ART mare circled the field last week for her first win in seventeen starts on the year.  If the pacing mare races like that again she can make it two straight.

Race 5

(3) DUNESIDE SPORT has raced gamely in two straight.  (5) HOLY FRIJOLES showed some improvement last out but needs more to beat the top choice.  (6) SHOTTHRUTHEHEART has some question marks coming off the scratch but is one of few in the race with a win at the track.

Race 6

(2) FRISKY BOB really raced well last time just missing.  The 4-year-old could offer the best price of the contenders.  (6) FOURBOLTMANE will look to make it two straight wins at this level.  (5) DAKOTA ROAD pacer always takes heavy tote action and only has one win in seventeen starts; use underneath.

Race 7

(5) BIG EXPENSE four-year-old fits in with this bunch nicely and will have an easier trip this week; fires early.  (7) KING MUFASA was a very easy winner last week against this same field; short price.  (8) FOX VALLEY QATAR has hit the board in every start on the year.

Race 8

(1) LUCKY CRUSADER had no excuse last week unable to stay with cover before a late burst.  If the pacer can't beat this field there is something wrong.  (7) BREAKING LOOSE might be the only threat to the top choice coming off a two move effort.  (2) ALLABOUTME HANOVER well bred pacer is capable of pacing a fast mile and makes his second start back off a long layoff.

Race 9

(5) MASTER OF EXCUSES six-year-old needed his first start of the year and should have more.  (7) LASER LUCY was impressive last week circling field off of slow fractions.  (1) ROCK HOLLYWOOD rarely wins and always offers low value; use underneath.

Race 10

(1) MOON BAY DANCER will be tough to beat with a smooth trip against a really weak field.  (9) PEFECTLY CLEAR has been competitive at this level on the year.  (2) LA SEMANA HANOVER raced gamely last week just tiring a bit late; threat.

Race 11

(6) KRUSTY THE CLOWN takes a huge dropdown in competition; versatile.  (1) CAPELO was knocking on the door in three straight before the miscue last start.  (2) MAKE IT WORK is just now back in racing shape.  The pacer has always been a threat at the bottom level.

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