Here are the expert selections from Hawthorne for today’s action.
3-VANDERBOOM RIDGE should earn his first win of the year. He’s dropping in class and turning back in distance. He\’s never been much of a sprinter but, with the way he\’s been running, the turn back makes sense.
8-ROARIN MISSILE has been in good form while meeting a bit better. He just missed in his last at this distance. With the drop in class he could run by them all.
9-NAFIR\’S BEST hasn\’t been in the best of form but he did win, almost exactly a year ago, the last time he raced at this level and distance. Could awaken.
1st – #8 – Roarin Missile (Speed) – I think he needs to be put on the lead in this spot. If he is, he has the ability to wire this field.
2nd – #3 – Vanderboom Ridge (Stalker) – Shortens up today but figures to be worth a look. Makes second start off the layoff and gets better post draw in here.
3rd – #5 – Jesuit Warrior (Presser) – This is the other one that I expect we see some pace from. Battled gamely in his last.
As of this moment, racing is still scheduled for Hawthorne today with first post at 12:55 CT and our race at approximately 2:25 PM.