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Frog Cools Off


It was a warm and humid night at Hawthorne on Tuesday to begin with, but then the rain came and it cooled off a bit. On the track, horses coming from the back of the pack were non-existent. Virtually every winner was on the front-end or within a couple of lengths at the head of the stretch. In the first race, we got to see last year’s Dygert winner, Muscles Marinara in action and he looked pretty good in winning the Open Trot wire to wire. Also, Rising Debt won her 7th in a row in race seven in leg one action of the Berwyn Pacing Series, using similar pillar to post tactics.

As for the Frog, we had a rough night. On our first wager we were right there with our exacta play, but came away empty. Same thing happened in race three as our exacta box picks finished 2-3-4.

In the 6th race, our top selection Fifty-Fifty won, but we couldn’t our other two selections home.

Our Pick Four wager was cancelled when our single in race seven, Odds On Casey was scratched.

We came up empty in our last wager of the night, an exacta box in race eight. Thus, for the evening, we wagered $110, and got shutout.

Original Bankroll: $2,000

Total Wagered: $2,896  

Total Return: $2,945.80

Current Bankroll: $2,049.80 (thru Tuesday, 5/30

For Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Race Two:   Roman Holiday raced very big in his first start of the year. With a start under his belt he should be ready to greet the judges. Elegant Sis was right next to Roman Holiday at the wire last week and will be close to him once again. It’s an exacta box play.

$10 Exacta Box – Roman Holiday (4) and Elegant Sis (6).

Total Wager:  $20

Race Three:   Nasti Nicki has been off three weeks but she loves Hawthorne and if ready can win this. La Suvera drops a notch in class and should be close at the end. Da Sleazy One gets major post relief tonight after a series of bad draws. She will be in the thick of this. We’ll just box these three in an exacta play.

$5 Exacta Box – Da Sleazy One (2), La Suvera (3) and Nasti Nicki (5).

Total Wager:  $30

Race Six:   Miss Cover Girl invades from the Big M and finds a nice spot for her Hawthorne debut. Clova was an impressive winner last time out and should only be better tonight. Jolene’s Princess‘ last two races have been super and she will be in the middle of this tussle. It’s another exacta play.

$5 Exacta Box – Jolene’s Princess (2), Miss Cover Girl (4) and Clova (5)

Total Wager:  $30

Race Eight:   Jenny Sue was an impressive winner from the nine hole against similar in her last outing. She moves in to post four and will be difficult to stop with a clean trip. We’ll play her straight up.

$20 Win & $20 Place on Jenny Sue (4)

Total Wager:  $40


If it’s harness racing at Hawthorne – it means betting along with the “Frog”. Frog Dooley has been giving Chicago harness racing fans winning selections for 14 years and this will be the 4th year Frog’s bankroll and wagers have been featured in the Hawthorne program. “The Frog puts his money where his mouth is”, so follow Chicago’s Number One harness handicapper in the Hawthorne program, or at Hawthorne’s website at

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