Today’s Hawthorne card featured the Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante, the first of two juvenile stakes races this meet at Hawthorne. With a field of ten, there were plenty of ways to look at the race. When everything settled, class and previous form prevailed. The two horses with stakes experience going into the race were in the 1-2 spots hitting the wire.
Of course, the favourites don’t get to have all the fun. For third, we saw a longshot impeccably bred to be a spoiler in the Whitworth.