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Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Racecourse (11/13/10)

Contact: Jim Miller
(708) 780-3700

Carryover mania at Hawthorne

Carryover mania today! And the carryover comes on a wager that usually doesn’t get this far. The High 5 has carried the last four days and comes into today’s card at $76,196. The last race, where the High 5 can be wagered on is a killer of a race as well, as any of 10 horses could win that race. But if you are looking at a huge payout, it will be in here. On top of the massive carryover, I’m expecting between $200,000 - $250,000 additional to go into the pool today. This is the time to jump in, even if it means a quick pick for $1. The payout will be worth it.

Also, jockey Angel Stanley will be back in the saddle today following his scary fall from a couple of days ago. In the 8th race Thursday, Stanley’s mount, Weatherstorm, fell at the wire and unseated Stanley. Fortunately both horse and rider are fine as Weatherstorm only sustained scrapes to his knee and a bloody nose from hitting the ground. I spoke with Angel Stanley yesterday and he took off his mounts to shake off a bit of the soreness from the fall, but he is back up today. Jockeys are some of the best athletes in the world and that was proven once again with how quickly Stanley will return to ride.

For those who can’t make it out to the races, or those who can and can bring a laptop along, Joe Kristufek and myself will be covering the races all day long on HorseplayerNow.com. Joe will open the chat room at 1:15 PM and I will be joining him shortly after. We will be focusing on the racing card, along with giving insight and selections. We welcome racing fans to join in on the chat to as us any questions about racing at Hawthorne or the national racing scene. Joe and I have a combined 35 years in the industry (scary, huh?) and we hope to bring in some nice payouts today. If you watched the chat yesterday, Joe provided winning tickets for both Pick 4’s while I singled late and gave out the late Pick 3 and the late double cold. Here’s hoping we can provide some winners once again.

Changes

Main Track – Fast
Turf Course – Firm

Race 3

Scratch #2 – Big Shake

Race 4

Scratch #11 – Unbridled Jason
Scratch #14 – L. B. Express

Race 5

Scratch #13 – Sefalanau
Scratch #14 – Ready to Romp

Race 6

Scratch #13 – Link to My Heart
Scratch #14 – Officer Philly

Featured Race of the Day

It’s not every day that I make the feature a $5,000 claimer, but how can it be anything else when we have a carryover like we do in the High 5? The 9th also borders on a somewhat impossible race to handicap. In my estimation, there are a pair of speed horses to battle for the lead in #5 – Alabama Clay and #10 – Lighthouse Judge. If one shakes loose from the other, this race may be over quickly. If that doesn’t happen, we could be looking at a complete fall apart race. I went with the latter of the two and expect the race to fall apart. I like the chances of #6 – Peterman to get the job done. He came off a layoff and ran a respectable race from an outside post in his last. He draws better today and will be overlooked at the windows. If the speed horses duel and backup, he will come charging late.

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