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Hawthorne: Sunday 9/18 Analysis

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Race 9 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet (19 - 34 / $94.60): BLISSFUL PANSY (10th)

Spot Play: PRINCESS SAGE (9th)

Race 1

(3) SPEEDY RENDEZVOUS made an uncharacteristic miscue last week.  If the 3-year-old stays trotting he's the horse to beat.  (2) BUNNIE HUNTER has a decent fair track record this year and could improve on the big track.  (1) BANDS ARISTON gets the best post against weaker.

Race 2

(8) MIDNIGHT GANGSTER was the top driver's choice in a really weak field.  (7) KENNY THE SWINGER has question marks coming into the race off the scratch.  The pacer is one of few in the race who has shown a decent burst of speed.  (5) AJ'S PRINCE pacer is 0 for 68 in his career; use underneath.

Race 3

(6) ANNAS LUCKY STAR two-year-old filly will look to stay unbeaten; short price.  (5) DAISY LOU DUKE was really good two back but would need much more to get past the top choice.  (1) SIS'S ELLIE MAE filly seems to lack stamina late but has hit the board in a good percentage of her starts.

Race 4

(1) GREEKONA snapped a long winless streak last race after finding a way through late.  The 4-year-old might have gained some confidence.  (3) GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS is very inconsistent from week to week.  One of the 3-year-old filly's better efforts puts her in the mix.  (4) HSLB MICHELLE will be tough to keep off the ticket with a trouble-free trip.

Race 5

In a really weak and inconsistent field, (5) FEEL MY PAIN picks up a good driver change and owns the fastest win at the track on the year.  (7) SAGEBRUSH SAM also picks up a top driver.  The effort two back would be good enough combined with a decent setup.  (3) WAUKEGAN looked to be improving before the last two starts.

Race 6

(3) HOOSIERS FANTASY raced big last week against tougher.  The pacer had nowhere to go late or the result could have been different.  (6) DESIREE BELLA BELLA doesn't win often but was absolutely flying late last week.  (2) SLEAZY DOES IT closed up a bunch of ground from a very tough spot into a slow middle half last race; threat.

Race 7

(5) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR is tough to endorse on the top spot but finds a field full of question marks.  The pacer will offer a big price for capable connections.  (2) OUTLAWPOCKETROCKET  has been knocking on the door at this level.  The pacer should be closer turning for home this week.  (4) SHHRAYRAY is due for a good effort any week now.

Race 8

(6) SAN ANTONIO ROSE filly owns the fastest win in the field and gets a decent post edge on the morning line favorite.  (10) RAZZLEME DAZZLME was the driver's choice of three.  The pacer might be looking to just make the final from the far outside.   (1) DEE TUMBLEWEED gets sent out for a provisional pilot but appears to be improving every week.

Race 9

(6) PRINCESS SAGE will look to prove the win in the final last week was no fluke.  The filly will likely still offer the better price and was impressive.  (3) MY KIND OF DANCE had too much to do last week from far back.  The filly will be out for revenge; threat.  (4) FILLY FORTY was much improved last start in the consolation.  A repeat of that effort puts the 2-year-old close.

Race 10

(9) BLISSFUL PANSY has been much improved for new connections; fires early.  (3) REAL SHEILA pacing mare comes into the race off a decent victory.   (8) FOX VALLEY WAVE filly could use a fast pace to close into for her best chance to hit the board.

Race 11

(3) EMMIA ROCKET will offer the best price of the contenders and could have more to offer.  (8) ALWAYS KENZER takes a significant drop in competition.  The pacer has just been racing evenly but should find this spot much more to his liking.  (2) MIGHTY HOT SHOT always looks to be of the faster pacers in the race but rarely gets the job done; use underneath.

Race 12

(2) MAKE WAY gets a laughable morning line as the pacing mare has given the top choice all she could handle two weeks in a row. (3) PRETTY PLACE has been tremendous for the new barn; short price.  (4) WINDOW WIPER has just been racing evenly and will offer low value; use caution.

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