Horse racing: Today at Hollywood Park, July 7


TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Rockabye Lady - FTS from Bob Baffert has been working well for debut; Baffert has an uncoupled entry so eyeball Illicit Affair.

2 Lyla Della - FTS from Ben Cecil barn; he seldom wins with FTS, but this one has the pedigree and work tab to be quick.

Long Shot - 4 Burns Turn

Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Lady Katfish - Speed from the rail for this morning line chalk; bugboy Irving Orozco has looked good this meet.

6 Bottle Blonde - Would be a nondescript NoCal shipper; key vote is top jockey Rafael Bejarano is taking the call.

Long Shot - 5 Sallyana

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf), $70,000 Le Cle, Fillies, 3-year-olds

6 Judy In Disguise - Change of style in last coming from last to just miss; has good tactical speed, useful sort on the sod.

1 Wednesday - Speed and the rail are a dangerous combination most places; won last time while running a much slower Beyer.

Long Shot - 2 Need You Now

Race 4 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Far Rockaway - Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder to this new low; need not be much to compete with these slowpokes.

8 Tap It In - Tepid chalk has not raced in 15-months; maybe he runs well fresh, as a 6-YO maiden he better.

Long Shot - 1 Catatonic Cat

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf), Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Elegant - Popular won in last, now Doug O’Neill drops her in class today; red flag move for many, but not this barn.

7 Tanquerray - Chased the favorite last time in a good try; has the ability to turn the tables at a square price.

Long Shot - 5 Smart Striking

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

8 Decoy - Huge class drop to face much easier; Joe Talamo exiting a huge day on Saturday.

9 Abella - Has shown good speed to lead or sit close to the early pace; big shot in a very difficult race.

Long Shot - 7 Gloryandprayer

Race 7 - 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $54,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Madre Luna - Late closing sprinter will need some pace to run down; exits a bullet work, surely a good sign.

2 Biorhythm - Speed and an inside post should spell out her strategy; Gary Stevens will put her on the lead.

Long Shot - 4 Lemon Hero

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

1 You Know I Know - Didn’t beat much in last, but like the way he did it; value from the rail under Julien Leparoux.

2 Golden Itiz - Also won last time out beating a better group; ended a long nine race losing streak before last.

Long Shot - 7 Rousing Sermon

Race 9 - 5 furlongs (turf), Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

10 Celtic Moon - Was well bet in debut and ran evenly; from the live Peter Miller barn, expect improvement in second start.

8 Sunny Kat - Tepid favorite is a FTS from John Sadler; your edge will be seeing the tote action on the many FTS here.

Long Shot - 5 Taelyns Prince

Best Bet - 1 Lady Katfish (race 2)

Hollywood Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/6/$24.40; Long Shots, 9/2/$41.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60

Hollywood Park Totals - 742/191/$1,272.00; Long Shots, 359/51/$579.60; Best Bets, 43/15/$62.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #8 Micromanage (5/2) in race 11 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Willcox Inn ran out at Monmouth Park. Stats - 109/70/$527.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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