picks, analysis, and…a superfecta carryover?

Today is the last day of the winter meet at Hawthorne, and my full-card picks and analysis are published at Danonymous Racing!

Race 1 is particularly exciting, along the lines of wagering.  It features a bit of a rarity in horse racing: a superfecta carryover.  Yesterday’s Hawthorne finale did not go as expected, with 77/1 shot Kyra’s Train riding the rail, getting away from 19/1 shot Chanceymeetinuhere, and wiring the field.  Throw in a late charge from 62/1 Shes a Bullseye that was good enough to garner third over 2/1 shot Cantico, and you’re left with mayhem.  The $1.00 exacta was a signer.  The $0.20 trifecta was a signer.  The superfecta?  No one had it, and instead of paying to “all” like many jurisdictions do, Illinois rules require that the $20,964 from that pool carries over to the next race with that wager.  That race is today’s 1st, since all races at Hawthorne offer superfecta wagering.

In addition to looking at the 1st with an eye to that curiosity, I dive into the full ten-race card over at Danonymous Racing.  There’s a little something for everyone: maidens and salty old pros, allowances and claimers, sprints and routes.  Head on over to Danonymous Racing, see what I have to say about the card, and let’s end the meet on a high note!

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