08/18/2016 1:45PM

Hawthorne: Saturday 8/20 Analysis


Race 7 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (16 - 27 / $77.60): THAT MAN OF MINE (5th)


Race 1

(6) GENTLE JANET should be a major player against this group with a smooth trip.  (7) KESONS AVAIA has made double what the other pacers in the field have made on the year; threat.  (1) FOX VALLEY GYPSY gets the best post off an improved effort.

Race 2

(3) ROCKN LEGEND well bred mare will look to make it two straight at this level.  (4) MANCHESTER MATTIE might have an excuse last week with the off track.  The filly faces older but gets sent out for capable connections.  (6) PHILLY CAN FLY mare will offer a big price and had good late pace last out.

Race 3

(7) MONTERO BLUE CHIP has been knocking on the door against similar and will offer a better price this week.  (5) COOL LIKE THAT raced very well in the open two starts back and can threaten with a similar effort.  (1) DELIGHT FASHION is very inconsistent from week to week.  The pacer gets the best post and is more than capable.

Race 4

(2) ALIBI SEELSTER takes a significant drop in class and picks up the top driver.  (1) LADY'S ART is one of the better closers in the race; threat.  (5) MIMOSA PARTY three-year-old keeps stepping up every start and will look to make it five straight.

Race 5

(7) THAT MAN OF MINE finds a much softer bunch this week despite bumping up in class.  The pacer's effort two back would be more than enough to get his picture taken.  (3) PART TIME five-year-old comes into the race off an easy win but will need more.  (6) BIG BRAD pacer always gets bet down at this track and rarely wins; use underneath.

Race 6

(9) SCARLET N SILK has just been racing evenly but should find this spot to her liking.  (8) PROSPER is 0 for the year but has been close on more than a few occasions.  The pacer will offer a big price and could use a good setup.  (4) WINDY CITY DIANE could be in a nice spot to save some ground before shaking loose late.

Race 7

(9) VIRTUALLY SAID comes into the race off a break but has flashed a decent burst of speed.  (10) ROCKINAROUNDHEAVEN filly has had terrible racing luck in two straight.  If the pacer can find a way into the race she's a threat.  (1) BOOGIE ON DOWN has shown some signs of improvement in her last few and draws the rail.

Race 8

(5) KICKINITHWITHKOHLER trotting mare picks up a huge driver change down in class.  The 4-year-old has yet to win at this track but faces a really weak field.  (4) ROCKNPRINCESSABBIE filly will offer a big price and can trot a good mile if she minds her manners.  (3) CERTAINLY looks terrible on paper but has jumped up with big efforts from time to time.

Race 9

(7) SLEAZEBURGERNFRIES pacer drops in class and picks up the top driver against a suspect bunch.  (4) FF BIGSHOW looks to be one of few threats in the race and also has been facing slightly better.  (1) MASTERS CHAMPION gets the best post for a hot barn; threat.

Race 10

(5) LASTDUKESTANDING has raced tenaciously in two straight and will offer the better price of the contenders.  (7) EXPLODENT has been facing much tougher in Indiana.  The pacer should probably be considered the horse to beat.  (4) SUMMER SHANDY is always a threat at this level and finally gets a good starting post.

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