HORSE RACING


TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

1 Cahill Country - Hector Palma has won with 41 percent off the claim; he must have the fountain of youth.

5 Gab Power - Logical chalk is a 3-YO taking on his elders; has built an OK grass resume in four recent tries.

Long Shot - 2 Dontmesroundwitjim

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Park Time Luck - Has won 8-of-15 starts over synthetics; tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout.

8 Manhattan Beach - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this new low class; Mike Mitchell drops to win.

Long Shot - 2 Lit de Bet

Race 3 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

2 Kingpin Ryno - Did everything but win last time in a missed head bob; rail a huge edge in turf sprints.

1 Fordham Road - FTS from John Shirreffs has grass pedigree to die for; Rafael Bejarano takes the call.

Long Shot - 6 Britt's Brother

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Mr. Saturdaynight - Like horses that won and ran a slower Beyer; chance to improve and repeat.

8 Joe Carl - Logical chalk is sliding back down the claiming ladder; reunited with main man Joel Rosario.

Long Shot - 7 Lease of Life

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Seekitana - Jeff Mullins has an uncoupled entry and this is the higher-odds horse; saves ground and grinds.

6 Jaredella - Tepid chalk in a wide-open affair; going 2 turns for the first time, always a question mark.

Long Shot - 8 Working At Night

Race 6 - 7 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Bestdressed - Was clearly overmatched in the Tiznow; class relief gives him a solid upset chance.

2 Mayor Marv - Ran a big race in return off a 2-year hiatus; has back class to repeat, but it was a big exertion.

Long Shot - 4 Killer Bear

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

6 American Lady - Was flattered when Orientatious won easily next out; conservative move up her conditions.

7 Rumor - She has run 3 solid races but hasn't broke through with a big effort yet; has the pedigree to improve a lot.

Long Shot - 3 Alaska Miss

Race 8 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), $150,000 American Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

4 The Usual Q.T. - Had no pace to chase in the Inglewood; the pace will be faster today, no excuses in here.

7 Sidney's Candy - Has more class than Liberian Freighter; yet the two speedballs may cancel each other out.

Long Shot - 6 Goldwaki

Race 9 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Bold Type - In a race this wide open, you can't settle for the chalk; been training well for seasonal debut.

4 Fortunate Appeal - Been away 8 months but showed some ability back when; the less starts the better in here.

Long Shot - 8 Unusually Lucky

Best Bet - 6 American Lady (race 7)

Hollywood Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$32.20; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 358/95/$682.80; Long Shots, 173/29/$268.60; Best Bets, 20/7/$30.40

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY - 8 Harbor Fox (5/2) in race 9 at Delaware Park. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Sola Gratia ran out at Churchill Downs. Stats - 86/52/$397.50

 

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