08/05/2016 4:57PM

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 8/7 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (13 - 23 / $65.40): IYQ YQR (6th)

Spot Play: FOX VALLEY ELI (2nd)

Race 1

(3) ELSA'S QUEST lightly raced filly is one of few in the race with some upside and just missed from the toughest post last start.  (6) SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL looks capable but has lacked stamina late.  (1) BEAMER N BUD has room to improve third start out with the best post.

Race 2

(5) FOX VALLEY ELI didn't race well last week but any effort like his prior starts puts him in the mix.  (6) FOX VALLEY VALDEZ pacer broke his maiden last week against similar.  (8) WISCONSINS'S BEST has not won in almost three years but the pacer can hit the ticket with a good setup.

Race 3

(1) SHE'S SAVVY just missed last week tiring late.  The freshman trotter will need more to beat the top choice.  (6) FOX VALLEY MIRAGE will offer a big price and flashed a decent late kick a few back.  (4) MUSCLE IMAGE just missed in his debut and picks up the top driver.

Race 4

(5) HEATH veteran pacer isn't what he once was but could be sitting on a better effort third start back off a long layoff.  (9) BET ON HIM pacer makes his second start in a new barn against a weak and inconsistent field.  (2) MAKE IT WORK has yet to fire this year but is capable.

Race 5

(1) LOLLIPOP mare was flying two starts back and should be much closer turning for home.  (8) PEACELOVEPACE six-year-old does her best racing close to the pace and has won at this level.  (6) CARMEN O mare will likely take heavy tote action and just raced evenly last start.

Race 6

(3) IYQ YQR nice looking colt should beat this bunch soundly with a good effort.  (2) YOUDA SHARK has shown a big burst of speed when timed right but faces much tougher.  (5) ALWAYS KENZER needs a smooth trip for a chance to hit the ticket.

Race 7

(7) MR COOLIE veteran pacer looks to be back on his game after a down year.  The pacer will look to make if four straight wins at this level.  (4) SUNSET DREAMER well bred pacer is capable with a fast pace to close into.  (5) FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE has been competitive at this level but is best used underneath.

Race 8

(3) RYLEIGH'S LILLY is more than capable of popping a big mile at a square price.  (8) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH pacing mare will look to make it three straight and nine of sixteen on the year.  (6) FEETONTHEDASHBOARD owns a recent win against this bunch; threat.

Race 9

(6) WALKER MEISTER put in a very good effort against better last week.  (2) FOX VALLEY RUBY might be heading in the right direction and gets sent out first start for a capable barn.   (1) THESLEAZYPRINCESS mare owns some back class and takes a significant drop with the best post.

Race 10

(1) LITTLE MISS TORIE flashed ability as a 3-year-old before tailing off.  The pacing mare will look to make it four straight wins against similar.  (10) AWESUM WORLD four-year-old mare raced really well last week on the off track.  If the pacer can find a way into the race she's a threat.  (4) SANDY WIN mare has been very consistent hitting the board in four of five.

Race 11

(6) CERTAINLY finds a weak and inconsistent field full of question marks.  The 4-year-old has just been racing evenly but has popped off big miles in the past.  (2) YOUTH GONE WILD should be much closer turning for home against a softer bunch.  (5) HONESTLY well bred filly just can't seem to get over the hump; use underneath.

Race 12

(1) SLEAZY DUDE pacer was disappointing last week but picks back up the top driver against weaker.  (5) SHARK REALITY owns some decent wins on the year and will offer value.  (3) SAND SHOCKER has been competitive against similar; threat.

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