08/26/2016 2:17PM

Hawthorne: Sunday 8/28 Analysis


Race 8 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (17 - 29 / $84.40): RED HOT ART (9th)

Spot Play: UPTOWN SLEAZE (5th)

Race 1

(9) I SEE SUCCESS just missed last week closing from far back despite a very slow middle half.  The 4-year-old mare could use a fast pace to close into for her best chance.   (4) ELSA'S QUEST filly has some talent hitting the board in four straight.  (6) HEAVEN FOR SURE has just been racing evenly but finds a weak field full of question marks.

Race 2

(6) HOODWINKED faced much tougher last week showing a good burst off the gate.  (1) FEEL MY PAIN owns a recent win at the track and gets the best starting post.  (5) GENUINE DESIRE should be much closer turning for home this week.

Race 3

(7) LITTLE MS CHRISSY picks up a huge driver change and could offer better value this week.  (8) SKYWAY JAYLO trotting mare has been off over a month, however her best effort probably beats this field.  (5) 'CUDA HALL three-year-old trotter owns ability and just needs a smooth trip to hit the ticket.

Race 4

In a very tough race to gauge, (7) THAT MAN OF MINE had lots more to offer last week finally finding enough room late.  The 7-year-old has shown some sharp efforts on the year.  (6) VICTOR BAYAMA will likely take heavy tote action off that last effort against better; threat.   (3) COOL LIKE THAT gelding scored an impressive win last out against softer.  If the pacer duplicates that effort it puts him in the mix.

Race 5

(7) UPTOWN SLEAZE two-year-old owns lots of ability and looks to offer the best price of the contenders.   (4) FOX VALLEY NEMITZ freshman pacer will look to make it four wins in six starts; big chance.  (6) SPORTY REDHOT was very disappointing last week despite being placed as the winner; use caution.

Race 6

(6) WHISKERSONKITTENS filly has a tough task ahead of her facing older pacers.  The 3-year-old has been razor sharp and should find it much easier to get into the race this week.  (5) SEEYOUATTHEFINISH mare lacked her normal pop last start but will look to bounce back like she always does.   (3) RYLEIGH'S LILLY something isn't quite right with the mare as she is 0 for the year; command a price.

Race 7

(6) SMOKE RINGS seven-year-old has been a new horse this year and comes into the race off some really nice efforts.  The gelding's mile two back at Hoosier would be enough.  (1) SUNSET DREAMER had trouble keeping up last week before catching fire late.  The impeccably bred pacer can swoop the field with a good setup.  (3) YANKEE BOUNTY picks up a positive driver change off a win at this level.

Race 8

(1) MATT Q freshman trotter faces older more seasoned opponents but might be good enough to handle this bunch from the rail.  (9) IT'SASWAN mare takes a significant drop in class.  The 4-year-old's best effort would be good enough.  (2) DRINK AT LAST CALL raced poorly last week but put in two good efforts prior to that.

Race 9

(6) RED HOT ART appears to have soundness issues but the pacer is the fastest in the field by far when he minds his manners.  (1) EVERGREEN ELITE has not faced the type of competition the top choice has, but has really started to blossom for a hot barn.  (2) CHLO'S RICHESS would need more to beat the top two choices; use underneath.

Race 10

(7) EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE has shown good improvement in two straight.  The pacer is 0 for the year but finds a wide-open field full of question marks.  (6) TRACTOR GLEN four-year-old pacer was very good in his last race just missing from way back.  (9) MY MAN RED comes into the race off a win but the driver opted elsewhere; use caution.

Race 11

(5) TERRORIZE THE MOON will look to make it two straight for new connections against similar.  (7) CRUIZE COMMANDER is very inconsistent from week to week.  If the pacer is on his game he might be the only threat to the top choice.  (8) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR gets sent out by a capable trainer but is probably best used underneath.

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