HORSE RACING


TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 - 5 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

River's Chapel - Walther Solis has an uncoupled entry, so keep on eye on Doughboy; this colt ran a winning debut race in defeat.

Lana's Smile - Beaten favorite in debut was claimed by Craig Lewis; he's adding blinkers on for more sharpness.

Long Shot - Doughboy

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $17,600, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Can't Topper - Ran well when favored in debut 7 months ago; Mike Mitchell barn is humming, suspect will be fit to go.

Anatolian Beauty - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; adds Rafael Bejarano for new barn.

Long Shot - Sipnzin

Race 3 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), $60,000 Fran's Valentine, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

You Lift Me Up - Exits the toughest stakes, graded open company; the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer is always one to fear.

U R All That I Am -

Long Shot - Lady Alex

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $44,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Thisoneforyou - Lots of unknown here as many are going 2 turns for the first time; like her pedigree to handle the route best.

Taro - Tepid chalk in a tight fit; had traffic trouble in last when third, now drops into a first level allowance.

Long Shot - Money Lover

Race 5 - 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

Leedstheway - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; need not be much to dominate these.

Gotmymojoworkin - Another takes a big class hit in search of victory; John Sadler cull will likely be claimed by many.

Long Shot - Cajun Gent

Race 6 - 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Longonaguska - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; switch to Joel Rosario signals intent.

Camicory - I think they made the wrong favorite; expect Joel Rosario to get bet, another going from MSW to maiden claiming.

Long Shot - Swiss Emperor

Race 7 - 7 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up

Saxophone - Claimed by Jack Carava off a convincing win; has proven he can handle this class, many times over.

Quarta Coroa - Rallied well up the fence in last, a little tentative late; figures to get a better stalking position.

Long Shot - Mind the Minister

Race 8 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Excellent News - Finally put it together in last blasting home from post 11; let's see if she can put 2 races together.

La Nez - Pitiful race for a heavy chalk in the Melair; she is better than that and drop to a much softer level.

Long Shot - Timezone

Race 9 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

Quietly Mine - Taking a huge class drop to run first time for a price tag; negative stat, hasn't won in over 2 years.

Bonfante - Tepid chalk instills not confidence whatsoever; like Rafael Bejarano, but he too hasn't won in over 2 years.

Long Shot - Call Me Honcho

Best Bet - River's Chapel (race 1)

Hollywood Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/6/$28.00; Long Shots, 9/2/$11.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60

Hollywood Park Totals - 370/103/$657.20; Long Shots, 182/18/$212.20; Best Bets, 22/11/$50.00

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY - #2 Our Dark Knight (9/2) in race 10 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Precious Package won at Monmouth Park paying $3.60 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.20 to show. Stats - 96/68/$520.20

 

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