09/08/2016 3:13PM

Hawthorne: Saturday 9/10 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ROMA FALLS (5th)

Spot Play: CAFFEINE KID (10th)

Race 1

(6) YANKEE BOUNTY will look to make it three straight at this level.  The pacer has finally found himself after struggling earlier in the year.  (5) SUNSET DREAMER has trouble keeping up around the turn at the three-quarters.  If the pacer can get towed into it he can swoop past late.  (3) SIR MAMMO was facing tougher than this at Hoosier.  The 4-year-old was very impressive last start.

Race 2

(2) LOUGAZI freshman trotter was the driver's choice and will look to make it four straight wins.  (6) LOUSCIPHER might give his stablemate all he can handle off a very nice victory last week.  (9) POLAR B came up just a little bit short in the elimination.  The 2-year-old will offer a much better price this time out.

Race 3

(6) LOUS CREDIT REPORT is the horse to beat with anything similar to his win in the elimination.  (4) DAISY LOU DUKE filly probably gained some confidence off her first career win.  (8) FOX VALLEY ELANA has played bridesmaid in three straight.  The 2-year-old has a decent pedigree and room to improve.

Race 4

(3) PRINCESS SAGE nice looking filly will need a trouble-free trip from the low percentage pilot.  The 2-year-old will offer the best price of the contenders.  (2) HOPE HOTSPUR just missed to the morning line favorite last week racing gamely; threat.  (7) MY KIND OF DANCE filly will look to make six straight wins and a big payday; short price.

Race 5

(3) ROMA FALLS looks to offer good value and comes into the race very sharp.  (8) SURVIVOR DI filly needs to get a good spot off the gate for her best chance to hit the ticket.  (9) VENGEFUL three-year-old filly finds herself in a tough spot for the final.  If the driver can work out a smooth trip she can crown herself the champion.

Race 6

(7) FEAR was very sharp in the elimination last week.  The 3-year-old gelding might be peaking at the right time.  (9) HAIL CAESAR when he trots he wins; big chance.  (10) PRIMED N POWERFUL looks up against it from the far outside but the 3-year-old is one of the fastest trotters in the field.

Race 7

In a really competitive field, (4) ANTS INER PANTS is more than capable with her best effort and just missed last week from way back.  (6) LITTLE MS CHRISSY beat the top choice last week off a perfect trip.  The trotter gets sent out for a low percentage pilot and will need a good drive.  (5) MACIE RAE trotting mare can upset with a good setup.

Race 8

In a very evenly matched race, (5) FOX VALLEY NEMITZ has been improving all year long and will offer value.  (4) FOX VALLEY REGGIE two-year-old might be the fastest pacer in the race but gets sent out for a suspect pilot.  (8) GABE HENRY comes into the race as the horse to beat, however the other 2-year-olds might have caught up to him.  The pacing colt will offer a very low price and is in a tough starting spot.

Race 9

(4) UNLOCKED never broke a sweat last week in the elimination.  The 5-year-old should cruise with a trouble-free trip.  (9) A COOL CARD might be the only threat to the top choice with a decent setup.  (1) COLE HEAT should be in a perfect spot to save some ground before shaking loose late; use underneath.

Race 10

(8) CAFFEINE KID didn't look like he belonged with the best early in the year.  That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.  The sophomore will offer good value and has been pacing up a storm late in the mile.  (6) ROYALE ROSE has not fared well at this track on the year; vulnerable late.  (5) DAN D DUNE always offers low value and has a tendency to come up short.

Race 11

(5) BUCKLEGIRL BOBETTE could try and come from off the pace again.  If the 3-year-old filly gets a fast pace to close into she could score at a price.  (2) WHISKERSONKITTENS has been knocking heads with the best fillies in the state most of the year and holding her own nicely.  (1) LK'S NANCY LEE pacer has always had the ability and finally put it together in two straight impressive victories.

Race 12

(3) RYLIEGH'S LILLY can make amends for the slow start by winning the biggest race of her year.  (5) SOUTHERN GIRL well bred pacer dominated an easier bunch last week but will need more.  (10) FOX VALLEY CHARM mare is very fast when right.  The pacer picks up a positive driver change and has nothing to lose from blasting early.

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