Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Dec .12

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 With a Miracle - Returns to synthetics where she has a solid resume; shown more tactical speed since claimed by Ron Ellis.

6 Appealing Resume - Outstanding 10-for-23 wins over synthetic surfaces; she is comfortable at this middle class level.

Long Shot - 2 Only Josie Knows

Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Wonderful Union - Like the parking lot post in an elongated sprint; gives him a chance to clock the early speed.

2 Mikey T - The two times he race for a price tag, he ran second both times; like the cutback in distance, will be closing.

Long Shot - 4 Street Choir

Race 3 - 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Cinco de Mario - Has run his race in 5-of-6 starts in 2013; winless in 8 starts on turf, but fast enough to win one of these.

5 Sidepocket Champ - Still hasn’t finished first in a race yet; became eligible for this racing for a $40K price tag in last.

Long Shot - 7 Nome

Race 4 - 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds

4 Friendswith K Mill - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; adding blinkers on for focus.

1 Sir Macho - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to be competitive here.

Long Shot - 3 Oh Brother Go

Race 5 - 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

1 Elusive Journey - The rail is good in Inglewood sod sprints; expect the clever Kayla Stra to protect her inside post.

9 High On Final - Showed good speed in debut before tiring late; smarter trip would be to sit second or third early on.

Long Shot - 7 Dreamnofatticus

Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 English Crossing - Ran absolutely horrible in last; she was my best bet that day, claimed by Doug O’Neill, redemption tonight.

1 Rathbaun - Makes her first start for Peter Miller; not sure what to expect, but she is the morning line favorite.

Long Shot - 5 Ubelongtomemissy

Race 7 - 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $52,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Indecise - Was DQ’d in last, that’s why she is eligible for this condition again; repeat effort should be enough.

8 Miss Well Molded - Has won two straight as she climbs up the class ladder; could be another good claim by Doug O’Neill.

Long Shot - 6 Fanticola

Race 8 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

6 Too Obvious - Gets the fifth different jockey in a row with Edwin Maldonado; I would expect very aggressive tactics.

11 Miraculous Mindy - Started slowly but ran well late when settled down; has a chance to improve while others are too slow.

Long Shot - 10 Capers N Wine

Best Bet - 4 Friendswith K Mill (race 4)

Hollywood Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/7/$50.80; Long Shots, 9/2/$24.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 332/89/$544.20; Long Shots, 160/27/$256.80; Best Bets, 19/7/$35.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #2 Scotus (5/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Carried Interest ran out at Aqueduct. Stats - 192/129/$1,040.10; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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