USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Hawthorne Race Course Race 5 (Pick 4)
Date: 6/21/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $10,000
Ticket: 2,6/1,4,9,10/6,10/1,4 – Cost: $16.00 (.50 base)
Yesterday’s Recap – Yesterday, we went three for four and was second in leg two just missing at the wire.
Race 5: #2 VITALITY gets a better post and should get a better trip from the inside this week. He has a little bit of early speed, but tends to race from just off the pace. I would expect him to be there towards the end. #6 ADELE’S BIG PARTY put in a very strong effort coming in a hurry last week with Casey Leonard. Tonight he gets a driver change back to Sheehan.
Race 6: #1 ETHAN HANOVER showed speed last week, which isn’t normally his forte, and he tired some into the stretch. Tonight he draws the rail and shouldn’t have to work as hard for the front. #4 AMERICAN FLIGHT gets a big driver change this week to Kyle Wilfong. Throw out the last start where he was parked the mile and tired badly. Expect more this week. #9 MAJOR WAY has had to make up a lot of ground in his last two starts, which concerns me a hair with him drawing the outside. He could strike this week with his second start against easier. #10 HOLDONWE’REROLLING teams up with a 15% winning trainer, Loralee Johnson and a 13% winning driver, Travis Seekman, this week after a couple tough efforts. Looking for improvement tonight.
Race 7: #6 HACK ATTACK made a very uncharacteristic break last week, but this was Issac’s choice over #2 Falls Ahead. She faces easier company this week and could strike. #10 SKYWAY JADE got a tough trip at Hoosier Park last week, where she went to the lead and tired at the end. She faces a little easier tonight and could pose a threat.
Race 8: #1 MISSPANDEROSA JONES has really been plagued with outside posts as of late and finally gets a good draw towards the inside. She has a little bit of tactical speed, but she can also close from off the pace, which she proved last week. #4 OLIVIA V has been hit or miss as of late and finds herself facing the bottom class. She has shown some promise before from the inside. Expecting more here.