Wednesday's 8th race (5:40pm CT) from Hawthorne is an Optional Claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track.
#4 No Apologizes (5-1) finished a non-threatening 5th vs. similar local rivals Oct. 9 but has every reason to go better 2nd off the shelf. The 3-time local winner likes this trip and should offer value as the "other" Chirs Block runner.
#11 Hope for Today (7-2) exits a sharp wire job win at this course/distance (wet track) and Perez chose him over my top. He could go all the way again for Chris Block.
$12 to win #4
$5 Exacta 4-11
$4 Exacta 11-4
.50 cent Trifecta 4-11/ALL/4-11 ($9)
analysis by Jarrod Horak