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