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Hawthorne Race 8 6 furlongs Allowance 1X (5:25 ET)
Best Value Play: #8 Hotpepper Please (10/1)
Most Likely Winner: #1 Doc Galore (5/2)
Other Contenders: #2 Purely Given (9/2), #7 Half Foxy (3/1)
Analysis: Doc Galore was claimed by a good claiming trainer last time, has plenty of early speed and now goes for five in a row. Purely Given gets a good spot on the inside and should come running off the pace. Half Foxy is the key to the race and may outrun the Doc early, but it looks like he can wait and sit just off the pace, which may be his best chance to win. Hotpepper Please may not get betting action but he is a threat from the outside post if the connections decide to stay away from a speed duel.
Hawthorne Race 9 6 furlongs Claiming $5,000 (5:55 ET)
Best Value Play: #6 Sweet Elation (9/2)
Most Likely Winner: #9 One for Biscuit (5/1)
Other Contenders: #2 Senor Tremendo (7/2) #7 I’m Old School (6/1)
Analysis: One for Biscuit is a durable runner that has finished first or second 23 times and gets a perfect stalking post position. Senor Tremendo appears to be a consistent runner that won his last and he likes Hawthorne. I’m Old School Has the early speed to control the pace, posted a good speed figure last time and gets weight off using the big. Sweet Elation is a consistent runner in good form and has the tactical speed to be in striking position.