TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $54,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Ostourah – Bob Baffert absorbs this Eastern invader; won MSW in only career start for Chad Brown.
1 Lemon Hero – Has the most career wins, 3, of any horse in the field; like the ground saving inside post.
Long Shot – 5 Madre Luna
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 All About Avery – Ran like a short horse in last off a 3-month hiatus; figures to sit a trip and grind it out late.
7 Frannie’sspirittoo – Tepid chalk ran well for second last time first race for a price tag; stretches out around 2-turns.
Long Shot – 5 Amulay
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds
6 One Firm Cat – Beaten favorite now stretching out around 2-turns; interesting rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.
1 Greeley Awesome – His one turf win came at this mile 2-turn distance; Doug O’Neill goes to his other main man, Kevin Krigger.
Long Shot – 7 Tebowing
Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Ridingwiththedevil – Mark Glatt has had more than half his starters finish in the money this meet; means he’s sending out live runner.
3 Burns Turns – Could be another useful claim by John Sadler; like that this filly runs protected again.
Long Shot – 5 Itsallinthefamily
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Ernie Owl – Sliding back down the claiming ladder; he’s proven that he’ll win at this greatly reduced level.
8 Privileged – Tepid chalk is ridden once again by Rafael Bejarano; when a top jock rides in a cheap race, there must be a good reason.
Long Shot – 6 Gallant Gent
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $54,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
2 Rock Me Baby – Like a consistent horse, 6-for-6 races finishing in the money; has tactical speed to sit where Edwin Maldonado wants.
4 Swift Eagle – Speedball tried sitting off the pace in last to no avail; he is best when he guns to the lead, then slows things down.
Long Shot – 5 Fast Track
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Now and Zen – Cody Autrey is overdue to win one of these; came out west with stronger stock than last year.
4 Diamond of Blue – Tepid chalk was claimed in last by the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; he adds blinkers on for this.
Long Shot – 5 Gnarly Dude
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf), $70,000 Redondo Beach, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Unusual Hottie – Has won two straight since joining the Jeff Mullins barn; Mullins is 14-of-17 in the money finishes this meet.
8 Sugarinthemorning – Good second behind the chalk in the Frans Valentine; these are her friends at this easier stakes level.
Long Shot – 10 Stormy Lucy
Race 9 – 5 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
4 Red Outlaw – FTS from Peter Miller, said enough with his baby barn; watch the tote board for additional clues.
2 Gangnam Guy – Was favored in debut race and ran very well; Mike Machowsky adding adding Lasix for second career start.
Long Shot – 1 Better Bet
Best Bet - 6 One Firm Cat (race 3)
Hollywood Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/3/$14.80; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.80
Hollywood Park Totals - 472/118/$748.40; Long Shots, 228/30/$308.40; Best Bets, 27/9/$41.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #5 Southern Nights (5/2) in race 9 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Power Broker won at Belmont Park paying $4.70 to win, $3.50 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats - 93/60/$453.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick