Sunday 3, 2013
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Hawthorne Race 1, 5 1/2 furlongs $5,000 (3:10 ET)
Best Value Play: #2 Anadarko (12/1)
Most Likely Winner: #5 Bullet From Abroad (2/1)
Other Contenders: #1 Honky Tonk Gold (8/1), #7 Reddick Township (6/1)
Analysis: Bullet From Abroad sports an excellent career record and should handle these unless she participates in a speed duel. Honky Tonk Gold can probably do fine without the lead and looks to be one that will not quit running. Reddick Township does not have the best record but gets a good draw to stalk the pace from up close. Anadarko ran respectably after a near two year rest and he can beat these if any of his old form shows up.
Hawthorne Race 3, 6 furlongs Optional $35,000 2X (4:10 ET)
Best Value Play: #3 Browneyed Bachelor (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #7 W. B. Smudge (5/2)
Other Contenders: #1 Bold Perspective (9/2) #2 Batito (4/1)
Analysis: W.B. Smudge will probably leave the gate all out and will probably cross the line first. Bold Perspective ran well at Hawthorne last year and comes into this race with some hot works. Batito has the running style to stay close and kick on for the win. He should overcome his poor performance last out. Browneyed Bachelor drops in class, runs for good connections and enters with a string of useful works.