09/01/2016 3:03PM

Hawthorne: Saturday 9/3 Analysis


Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (18 - 31 / $89.80): FOX VALLEY NEMITZ (8th)

Spot Play: SUMMER PARTY (11th)

Race 1

(8) COOL LIKE THAT will offer the best price of the contenders and just needs a good setup.  (6) OLD MAN RIVER always offers a low price but is very consistent.  (4) FOX VALLEY ELIJAH just missed last week showing a big late kick.

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Race 2

(9) MADDYS BUDDY is 0 for his career but has been facing much tougher in recent starts.   (5) DUNESIDE CHARLIE flashed some ability on the fair circuit and could step up on the big track.  (7) SANTANASDREAMCHIP is a 3-year-old with room to improve in his third career start.

Race 3

(6) LODI MACHETTE MAN raced really gamely two back to a nice opponent.  If the pacer can duplicate that he can score.   (7) AT MAX SPEED is another horse 0 for the year, however the pacer had some sneaky late pace last out at this level.  (9) NANCYS SKYSCAPE set a lifetime mark last time while dominating weaker.  The pacer gets sent out for a hot barn with the top driver.

Race 4

(5) SUMMER SHANDY might offer a little better value this week.  The pacer has been very competitive at this level.  (8) FF BIGSHOW will look to make it three straight wins since the claim.  (1) DUNESIDE SPORT bumps back up a notch but gets the best post in a fairly wide open race.

Race 5

(1) TINY JIM is a freshman pacer that has been very close against the best 2-year-olds in the state; threat. Well bred 2-year-old (5) FOX VALLEY INFERNO tired badly in his last start but was sharp prior.  He's the horse to beat with a good effort.  (3) FOX VALLEY JETER has a good pedigree and raced much better last week despite getting disqualified.

Race 6

(6) DAN D DUNE wasn't on his game in both fair races.  The start at this track two back would easily do the job.  (3) DR DRAKE RAMORAY might be one of a few threats in the race with a smooth trip.  (5) HE GONE JACK hasn't beaten the best this class has to offer yet, but should be in line for a piece underneath.

Race 7

(2) GOINDUNESIDE owns only one win on the year but picks up a huge driver change.  The 3-year-old should offer a big price and is versatile.  (6) ROYAL ROSE was sharp last start while setting a lifetime mark.  But the pacer has not fared his best at this track, tiring late in deep stretch in most of his efforts; use caution.  (3) BS TYRRIFIC is more than capable of beating this bunch with a good setup.

Race 8

(7) FOX VALLEY NEMITZ has really blossomed into a nice horse.  The gelding looks to make it five wins in seven starts.  (3) FOX VALLEY REGGIE has been sharp in two straight.  The 2-year-old might be the only threat to the top choice, but he does get sent out for a low percentage pilot.  (4) SLZBURGERSLZBURGER has been dreadful in two straight.  The pacer will offer a big price and did flash some ability early on.

Race 9

(3) UPTOWN SLEAZE drew into the easier division and gets a great starting post.  (4) SULLIVAN flashed early signs of being a good one.  He picks up a huge driver change and looks to offer value.  (7) SPORTY REDHOT has been racing gamely but will offer low value and has not sealed the deal himself in four starts; command a price.

Race 10

(7) A COOL CARD will probably offer the better price of the contenders and has been on fire for new connections.  (6) UNLOCKED has come up short in two straight, however the pacer has been facing much tougher.  (4) DINKY DUNE is best used underneath despite racing gamely most of the year.

Race 11

(1) SUMMER PARTY is just now back in racing shape and can upset with some racing luck.  The 7-year-old was flying late last week.  (2) ICED OUT just raced evenly last week while burning cash.  The pacer has been competitive against better on the year but has disappointed in three straight.  (4) MISSPANDEROSAJONES has been knocking on the door in four straight at this level.

Race 12

(3) WINNING DREAM dominated this group last week off a two month layoff.  (1) KRUSTY THE CLOWN gets the best post for capable connections.   (5) TORNADO HENRY should be much closer turning for home; use underneath.


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