Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Dec. 20


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

6 D’ya Knowwhatimean - Rafael Bejarano in overdrive trying to win the final Hollywood riding title; time to rest on Monday.

1 Bosserette - Like the inside post in turf sprints; facing winners for the first time, this remains a solid class rise.

Long Shot - 5 Sergeant O’Rourke

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

6 For Emma - Suspicious drop to $25K after a placing in the Moccasin; if she’s half right, she should win for fun.

4 Time for Angie - Another taking a huge class drop from stakes for this; at least this one has run dull in recent races.

Long Shot - 5 Golden Celestial

Race 3 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

5 Julio’s Gold - Speedball claimed by Vann Belvoir and spotted to win; could be lone early speed with turf rail out 10 feet.

2 Midnight Lady - Like the inside post in turf sprint; will save ground and come running late under Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot - 4 Pebble Beach Baby

Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds

9 Rambling House - Ran well, but greenly, for second in debut; one step improvement and he’ll be right in the mix.

10 Giant Cowboy - FTS from Craig Dollase who has a solid debut runner resume; watch the tote board for additional clues.

Long Shot - 7 Exponentially

Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 Ransome Canyon - Second start off the claim by Doug O’Neill; always at the mercy of pace as he rallies from far back.

2 Scorcher - Sketchy turf resume, as do all in this NW2L heat; his last two grass starts should marked improvement.

Long Shot - 10 Londinium

Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Congregationalist - Huge rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; will save every inch of ground and grind late.

5 Turn On the Brites - Switches from one bugboy to another, Irving Orozco; tactical speed to sit a trip in a tough heat.

Long Shot - 3 Rock Off

Race 7 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Tangerine Tickle - Came out of the clouds to win from dead late; must overcome a difficult parking lot post tonight.

3 Always a Chance - Another Doug O’Neill-Rafael Bejarano tag team; this filly has back class races better than her last.

Long Shot - 7 Oscillator

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

12 America Rising - Has been in the money 5-of-6 starts without winning; this kind needs to inherit the lead late and hang on.

11 Indygo Andy - Had an adventure at Del Mar while facing tougher; this is a softer spot off a 4-month hiatus.

Long Shot - 4 Artic Warrior

Best Bet - 6 For Emma (race 2)

Hollywood Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/5/$24.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20

Hollywood Park Totals - 397/106/$643.60; Long Shots, 191/32/$299.00; Best Bets, 21/9/$42.00

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Early Success (3/1) in race 9 at the Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Biddy Martin was scratched at Aqueduct. Stats - 194/131/$1,054.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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