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Older State-bred Sprinters Round Out Stakes Filled Card

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Older State-bred Sprinters Round Out Stakes Filled Card


STICKNEY, IL Ė Saturday at Hawthorne has a pair of Graded Stakes as features with the running of the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap and the Grade 3 Illinois Derby, Presented by Xpressbet as the focus, while two more state-bred stakes are highly competitive on the Saturday undercard.The Graded stakes will be the focus later in the afternoon on a live broadcast on WGN Television from 5:00 Ė 6:00 PM Central. Earlier that afternoon will feature the $100,000 Third Chance Handicap for state-bred female sprinters and the Robert S. Molaro Handicap for state-bred male sprinters.

††††††††††† Going as Race 5 on the Saturday afternoon card is the Third Chance Handicap as a field of nine line up to go three quarters.Running second in last yearís edition of the Third Chance is morning line favorite Missjeanlouise from the barn of Roger Brueggemann.Owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, Missjeanlouise is a multiple stakes winning mare, taking the Powerless Handicap at Hawthorne the last two falls.She ran second twice against open company this spring at Oaklawn before making her Hawthorne return.Missjeanlouise is 3-1 in the morning line and will be ridden by Alex Canchari.

††††††††††† Second choice in the Third Chance at 7-2 is William Stiritzí Scarlet Power.Trained by Scott Becker, the four-year-old filly was claimed for $50,000 last spring.Following a pair of stakes tries, she has won four of her next seven races, most recently winning her 2014 debut at Hawthorne against Optional Claiming Allowance company.Rafael Hernandez gets the call in the Third Chance.

††††††††††† An interesting runner in the Third Chance is CíMon Feet.From the barn of Ray Tracy for owner Pedro Davila, CíMon was claimed for just $5,000 last fall. In addition to a victory on the day she was claimed, CíMon feet has rattled off four more wins in a row, defeating Allowance company last fall and starter company twice this spring at Hawthorne.CíMon Feet will be ridden by Tim Thornton in the Third Chance and is 6-1 in the morning line.


The field for the Third Chance Handicap:


PP†††††† Horse††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jockey††††††††††††††††††††††† Trainer†††††††††††††††††††††† M/L

1††††††††† Missjeanlouise†††††††††††† A. Canchari†††††††††††††††† R. Brueggemann†††††††† 3-1

2††††††††† Dolly Peach†††††††††††††††† C. Montalvo††††††††††††††† P. Scherbenske††††††††††† 15-1

3††††††††† Scarlet Power††††††††††††† R. Hernandez††††††††††††† S. Becker†††††††††††††††††††† 7-2

4††††††††† My Option††††††††††††††††† E.E. Perez†††††††††††††††††† C. Block††††††††††††††††††††† 4-1

5††††††††† CíMon Feet†††††††††††††††† T. Thornton†††††††††††††††† R. Tracy, Jr.†††††††††††††††† 6-1

6††††††††† Fire Tricks†††††††††††††††††† F. Geroux††††††††††††††††††† S. Wilson†††††††††††††††††††† 12-1

7††††††††† Seattle Train††††††††††††††† D. Sukie††††††††† ††††††††††† F. Randazzo, Jr.††††††††† 15-1

8††††††††† Wild Hope††††††††††††††††† M. St. Julien††††††††††††††† F. Kirby†††††††††††††††††††††† 6-1

9††††††††† Beeway†††††††††††††††††††††† R. Homeister, Jr.†††††††† C. Janks†††††††††††††††††††††† 10-1



††††††††††† Running immediately following the Third Chance Handicap for the females, the boys will take to the track in the Robert S. Molaro Handicap.A field of nine also lines up for the Molaro as an old warrior is still going strong and is the morning line favorite.

††††††††††† Owned by Dana Waier Thoroughbreds LLC and trained by Rusty Hellman is nine-year-old River Bear.†† A winner 19 times on his career, River Bear has amassed over $800,000 in career earnings as a multiple stakes winning sprinter.Lightly raced at eight, with only three starts in 2013, the 2012 Molaro champ made his 2014 debut at Hawthorne on March 26, defeating a solid field of Optional Claiming Allowance company.To be ridden once again by Tim Thornton, River Bear is the 5-2 morning line favorite.

††††††††††† The second choice in the Molaro comes from multiple Eclipse Award winning owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker as Mish Mosh is 3-1 in the sprint.Trained by Mike Maker, Mish Mosh was claimed, claimed away from, then claimed back into the Maker barn and steps up to face stakes company.A winner eight times for over $250,000 in career earnings, Mish Mosh will be ridden in the Molaro by Rosie Napravnik.


The field for the Robert S. Molaro Handicap:


PP†††††† Horse††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jockey††††††††††††††††††††††† Trainer†††††††††††††††††††††† M/L

1††††††††† Flying Mr K.†††††††††††††† A. Canchari†††††††††††††††† R. Hellman††††††††††††††††† 15-1

2††††††††† Mish Mosh††††††††††††††††† R. Napravnik†††††††††††††† M. Maker††††††††††††††††††† 3-1

3††††††††† Luck With a Kiss††††††† S. Colvin†††††††††††††††††††† M. Reavis††††††††††††††††††† 10-1

4††††††††† Heísaruler††††††††††††††††††† C. Emigh†††††††††††††††††††† S. Manley††††††††††††††††††† 12-1

5††††††††† River Bear†††††††††††††††††† T. Thornton†††††††††††††††† R. Hellman††††††††††††††††† 5-2

6††††††††† Sacred Gift†††††††††††††††† R. Hernandez††††††††††††† D. Poulos††††††††††††††††††† 15-1

7††††††††† Chatfield Road†††††††††† E. Cosme†††††††††††††††††††† T. Swearingen†††††††††††† 8-1

8††††††††† Radiant Day††††††††††††††† E.E. Perez†††††††††††††††††† C. Block††††††††††††††††††††† 5-1

9††††††††† Four Left Feet†††††††††††† M. St. Julien††††††††††††††† T. Young†††††††††††††††††††† 6-1



††††††††††† Live racing returns to Hawthorne on Friday, February 21 with the spring meet racing through April 27. In February, racing will take place on Friday Ė Sunday with Wednesday cards being added in March.First post for the spring meet is slated to be 1:45 PM.Hawthorne Race Course is located in Stickney IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave.For information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course, contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at

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