Horse Racing


By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 One Bad Romance - She looks like a monster facing lilliputians in here; Mike Mitchell is winning races by the bushel.

1 Zees Chris - Rail-hugging ride expected from Rafael Bejarano; will be grinding in the lane past tired rivals.

Long Shot - 5 Skipton Creek

Race 2 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Van Brit - Two nice wins sandwiched a vanned off race; reunited with P Val, nothing wrong with that.

2 Granite Girl - Drops way down in class to the level she last won at; class relief could provide a wake up call.

Long Shot - 1 Gumption

Race 3 - 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

6 Bluegrass Story - FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; shows some quick works, Rafael Bejarano exits the chalk for this.

1 Silent Sue - Morning-line favorite lost her jockey to Bluegrass Story; Garrett Gomez is a pretty good sub.

Long Shot - 5 Too Sharp

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Spectacular Sky - Sprinter stretching out figures to be forwardly placed throughout; chased the good Pedaltothemedal.

2 Pure Class - Tepid chalk in a wide-open affair; sight unseen since August at Del Mar, likely faced tougher then.

Long Shot - Hopeful Union

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

2 Alley Hondro - Has lost two tough decisions in a row; this is a slightly easier group, tiny edge.

3 Nextdoorneighbor - His lone grass race was a good one, albeit down the hillside turf course; stretching out here.

Long Shot - 9 Renegade Storm

Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Rightful Image - Sliding down the maiden claimng ladder to this bottom class level; switching from turf to synthetics.

1 Dancing Joy - Did everything but win last time in a solid effort; should save all the ground again and slug it out.

Long Shot - 3 Cantona

Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), $70,000 Fran's Valentine, Fillies and mares, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

7 U R All That I Am - Has enough pace to sit mid-pack and pounce on tiring leaders; strong rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.

5 Jax El - Was lone speed in last and hung on; doesn't figure to be lone speed tonight with Logical Single in here.

Long Shot - 4 Lady Railrider

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Orientatious - Ran fast enough to win a minor stakes in last; should win unless someone runs out of their skin.

3 Mrs Mayor - Interesting Belmont invader appears well meant; owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, paid $265k for her.

Long Shot - 1 Born Lucky

Race 9 - 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Coloursoftheglen - Like the turn back in distance to this elongated sprint; suspect will stalk and fire in the lane.

11 B's Lucky Strike - Another turning back in distance and from a cozy parking lot post; tactical speed to sit a trip.

Long Shot - 8 Looking for Candy

Best Bet - 6 Orientatious (race 8)

Hollywood Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/6/$35.80; Long Shots, 10/1/$8.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 324/83/$610.40; Long Shots, 157/29/$268.60; Best Bets, 18/6/$27.40

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY - 8 Enrichment (7/5) in race 8 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Escort ran out at Pimlico. Stats - 83/52/$397.50


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