TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Beer Meister - Claimed by Linda Mikus off a sharp win last out; like that Rafael Bejarano takes the call.
1 Bay Rush - Live runner from the underrated Phil D’Amato barn; he is the able assistant to Mike Mitchell.
Long Shot - 2 Coloursoftheglen
Race 2 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Skyspy - Huge rider switch to Joe Talamo for the money shot; like the cutback in distance where he should be finishing late.
4 Run’n On Residuals - Tepid chalk in another open race; ran like a short horse in last off a 6-month layoff.
Long Shot - 6 Blake
Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
9 Miranda Rose - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; has speed, but keeps quitting late.
6 Classic Candy - Another taking the big class drop from MSW to maiden claiming; should like the switch to synthetics.
Long Shot - 8 Journey On
Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
6 Blue Tone - Ran a huge second to Say Ow in last; repeat effort would likely beat these.
2 Smokin’ Bernie - Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry, so caveat emptor; his debut was good, his last race not so good.
Long Shot - 7 Corinthian’s Song
Race 5 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Promiscuoussuances - Speedball slides down the claiming ladder to face his friends; Garrett Gomez is listed to ride.
5 Funny Belle - Switching barns to Edward Freeman; Julien Leparoux likes to take horses back off the pace.
Long Shot - 8 Sleep Tight
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
3 Proven Warrior - Has run 2 monster races, but only two seconds to show for it; hope it’s not the herd mentality setting in.
9 Kill Shot - One of three horses that turned in big races last time out; tactical speed from a parking lot post.
Long Shot - 1 Justa Runner
Race 7 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $54,00, Cal-breds, Optional claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Pulpit’s Express - Speed and the rail for this John Sadler charge; Edwin Maldonado is one tough jock to pass in the lane.
7 Toledo Eddie - Showed improvement in second race off the claim by Craig Dollase; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.
Long Shot - 3 Turn On the Pumps
Race 8 - 5 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
5 Larocco - Toughest race on the card is in the finale; your edge is seeing the odds on the many FTS.
3 Silver N Sassy - This filly was at least protected in her first two starts; first race for a price tag can be a good one.
Long Shot - 1 She’s Holy
Best Bet - 6 Blue Tone (race 4)
Hollywood Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/3/$25.40; Long Shots, 9/2/$9.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals - 760/194/$1,297.40; Long Shots, 368/53/$588.60; Best Bets, 44/15/$62.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Arriba Anna (5/2) in race 9 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Micromanage won at Monmouth Park paying $6.00 to win, $4.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats - 110/71/$540.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick