10/10/2013 2:36PM

Hawthorne: Mister Marti Gras, The Pizza Man clash in Carey


STICKNEY, Ill. – Mister Marti Gras’s fourth-place finish Aug. 31 in the Grade 3 Washington Park Handicap at Hawthorne is looking better with time. Willcox Inn, the Washington Park winner, came back with a good third last weekend in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland, while third-place Hattaash scored sharply last week in a high-end allowance race on the Hawthorne main track. But even an in-form Mister Marti Gras might find The Pizza Man difficult to contain in the $75,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Hawthorne.