Ron Uchmanís Hawthorne analysis for Saturday, November 20th
6-UNEMBELLISHED has shipped to a number of tracks to try to earn his diploma. Today could be the day. He doesnít seem like a lock to win this but this might be the easiest field he has met so far and few of them are in good form. He showed little in four of his five races but he did finish second two races back. Maybe this time. 2-DYNABLUE could be the one to beat. He showed little in his last couple but he was racing competitively at AP most of the summer, finishing in the money in five of his seven races there. With his good natural speed he might be able to control the pace from start to finish. 4-RAVE ON has been improving with every recent start. He races for the first time in two months but has been steadily working during that time. 7-HEROíS DAUGHTER hasnít beaten many in his two races but have a feeling he\'s going to improve in his turf debut.
1-CAUSEIMCHOCOLATE broke his maiden in his local and then came right back to narrowly miss at this level in his first start against winners. Good speed will have him tracking the pace from the start, poised to run by about the time they turn for home. You have to give 7-EASTON ROCKS a second look after his dominating maiden victory. However, he hasnít raced since that win back in June, though he has been working steadily, and he was trounced in his only other dirt start. 5-BLOOMING GARDEN barely held on to break his maiden in last but he did show a lot of determination in that victory. He dueled for the lead for much of the stretch. Might not want to let anybody by him again.
3-AMENDED should be tough to beat. Heís been facing tougher since the start of his career and though he has had only minor success against them, with his late move he figures to fly by all in this race. 9-CONIíS COUP looks like the best of the speed. He finished second to a tough winner in last, in a race originally scheduled for turf. Not sure any will choose to run with him early if his rider chooses to send him. Could steal this on the lead. 5-JUNIOR BUG got claimed from last. He has had some success on turf, often versus easier, and just might thrive for his new barn.
1-STOPSHOPPINGAMY seems likely to earn her fifth victory of the year. Sheís dropping in class after splitting an Illinois stakes field. She has had plenty of success versus rivals like these. Figures to add to it today. 5-DRINKS ON ME is likely the main competition. Thirty six of her 42 races have been on turf or synthetic tracks but two of her nine wins have been on dirt, from only four starts. One of those dirt wins came here. Couldnít be too surprised if she did it again. 2-BALIESTON LASSIE moves up in class after getting claimed from last but this speedy filly has been generating speed figures at least as fast as those of her rivals. There isnít much other speed in this race. She might fly to the lead and never look back.
Hate picking a horse that won once in 39 races but 6-TOMíS LAST GENERAL does seem to hold an advantage over the rest of the field. He has been fairly consistently competitive since getting claimed by this barn but he has also had plenty of races versus easier and he couldnít earn that elusive second win. Turns back to his best distance.Heís probably the one to beat but couldnít be too surprised if he didnít cross the wire in front. 1-COCO BRAVADO is another with many chances and the one win but most of his career has been spent facing better. With the drop to this level heís going to be far more competitive. 7-TODDLES drops to an easier level. He was more competitive at this level in the spring. Could wake up.
1-TRIPLE SCOUT drops. She split an allowance field in last and just missed to better in the start from which she was claimed so this drop to this level seems a bit strange. However, she does seem like she holds a considerable advantage at this level. Your call. 9-FEARLESS ANNA ships in from Indiana. She scored in a NW2 as the odds-on favorite in her last start. Sheís starting at the right level for her local debut. Could be right there if top choice comes up empty late. 4-GO STORMIN GIRL has been in good form the last couple of months. She owns good speed but seems equally adept when coming from off the pace. Could provide a slight upset.
2-STORMINSIDE, with five wins and two seconds from nine races this year, will draw plenty attention at the windows with good reason. He displayed only brief speed in last in a starter but he dominated at this level in his previous start. On paper he appears to be the quickest of these. Might never be headed. 3-COLONEL KLINK hasnít been competitive for a while but could easily change with the multi-level drop in class. Could awaken with no further warning. 6-SAMURAI CAUSE also drops. He ran well in his first start for this barn but showed little since. May awaken here.
8-ONCEWEWEREBROTHERS showed little on turf in last but he finished third to better in his first local trip of the meet. Good tactical speed will allow him to attack from the rear or go to the lead. Should be tough either way. 3-MORRISTON drops to face far easier. He won his first race after getting claimed by this barn but showed little in his two races since then. Might be able to get things turned around at this level. 5-SEEK N JUSTICE is in better form than most in here. He is meeting somewhat better but he has shown that he likes this track while most of his rivals have shown no affinity. Could be right there at the finish.
SIMULCASTING FOR: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021
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Post Time: Noon
1st 3 Moon Over Tuscany 5 Social Engagement 1 Soddy Daisy
2nd 1 Sonnyisnotsofunny 5 Suburban Court 4 Rumble Strip Ron
3rd 7 Math Man 4 Glassato 5 Brazil Nut
4th 2 Holiday Ticket 1 Lavender Earl 7 Money Mike
5th 1 Palos Avenger 4 Lil Tootsie 6 Ainít No Elmers
6th 7 Reidís Fangirl 6 Cost A Fortune 2 Becauseofthebrave
7th 4 Opening Night 5 La Crete 6 Legerity
8th 3 Sun Path 2 Slam Dunk 7 Miss Mosaic
9th 3 Name Rejected 1 Ready To Answer 8 Pledgeofallegiance
10th 3 Matera 1 She Canít Sing 6 Its Cold In Dehere
11th 2 Fabulous Fanny 7 Dame Joviale 9 Liscolvin
Post Time: 5:20 pm
1st P 3 Save Me A Dance 6 Black Chevron N 1 Palomar
2nd P 1 De Los Cielos Deo 10 Rockin The Ages 6 Typhoon Stride N
3rd P 10 His Beats Hanover 9 Red Right Hand 5 Bettors Donttell
4th T 1 Fast As The Wind 2 Slay 3 Torrone
5th P 9 Lyons Sentinel 1 Peaky Sneaky 6 Rocknificent
6th T 7 Venerable 3 Did You See Lindy 2 Palermo Hanover
7th T 1 Atlanta 9 Bella Bellini 2 Sorella
8th P 4 Hammering Hank 3 Market Based 9 Early Action
9th T 8 Back Of The Neck 5 Beads 1 Chin Chin Hall
10th P 10 Treacherous Dragon 4 Niki Hill 7 Smuggle Tina
11th P 3 Allywag Hanover 7 Cattlewash 2 Ocean Rock
12th P 10 Dorsoduro Hanover 2 Hall Christian N 5 Semi Tough
13th P 8 Go West Go Fast 1 Archangel Three 7 Mindtrip
14th P 4 Rockeyed Optimist 1 Montefalco N 9 Luck N Roll K
Post Time: 6:00 pm
1st P 3 Hippyjohn 6 Dr Joe 2 Whatawaytogo
2nd P 5 Beyond Better 3 Wheels On Fire 6 Speedy Dominic
3rd P 8 Bet On Becky 7 Awesome Hill 6 Best Keepsake
4th P 1 Hes Swift 2 Captain Video 6 Grand Poobah
5th P 2 Hervey Hanover 9 Illgetmyown Thanks 1 Modern Rock
6th P 7 Forefather 6 Somewhereinverona 1 Wind Blown
7th P 5 Chiefs Dream Girl 6 Katys Delight 7 Belina
8th P 6 Cadillac Bayama 4 Chantee 5 Beach Party
9th P 6 East End 5 Points North 4 Undrthsouthrnsun N
10th T 4 Hawaii 5 Spruce Creek 2 World Bank