Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Nov. 16


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

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

2 Silver Hustler - Gary Stevens named the Big Sport of Turfdom by the National Turfwriters; he’s had an amazing comeback year.

3 Changethechannel - Speedy sort might just try and wire this field; set a very quick pace, too quick, in last.

Long Shot - 1 Rock and Glory

Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds

6 Maximinus - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; huge rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.

1 Closet E - Another taking the class drop down from MSW to a price tag; like the cut back in distance, should finish better.

Long Shot - 9 Ke in Motion

Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles, $100,000 Sharp Cat, Fillies, 2-year-olds

2 Georgia - Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry that can finish first and second; both were sharp winners last time out.

1 Be Proud - The other Baffert, she took 5 starts to break her maiden; doubt if the uncoupled entrymates will duel early on.

Long Shot - 4 Pleasant Miss

Race 4 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

6 I’ll Wrap It Up - Doug O’Neill makes a big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; blinkers off for this try.

7 Enterprising - Got a test drive in debut; figures to improve a lot in second start for Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens.

Long Shot - 10 Life’s Journey

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Puff Pastry - Has shown some speed down the hill at Santa Anita; drops in class, been ridden every time by Mario Gutierrez.

8 Tizhardtoget - Like horses that won and run a slower Beyer speed figure; must overcome a parking lot post though.

Long Shot - 2 Make More Money

Race 6 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Lilly’s Perfect - Finished fast after a slow start in first race off the claim by Kristen Mulhall; well spotted again.

3 Perfecta - Richard Mandella drops this filly down the well; Joe Talamo for Mike Smith who is riding at Churchill tonight.

Long Shot - 7 Mia Isabel

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

11 Pimpernel - FTS from the always hot Bob Baffert barn; the tote board should be singing with Rafael Bejarano up.

1 Anxious Times - Second time out for Paddy Gallagher after an even debut; should improve some in a natural progression.

Long Shot - 3 Big Medicine Man

Race 8 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Golden Production - Claimed off a sharp win by Peter Miller; Ron Ellis nurtuered her return, now he loses her for $40K.

2 Escape Act - Been away 8-months, but showed lots of talent in stakes races; this is a stepping stone prep for Santa Anita.

Long Shot - 3 Our Pure Creation

Race 9 - 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Soul Searcher - Ran awful in debut at MSW level; Mike Mitchell drops her to this bottom rung, where she really belongs.

8 Kylee’s Star - Tepid chalk in an ugly looking finale; taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming.

Long Shot - 3 Magic Number

Best Bet - 11 Pimpernel (race 7)

Hollywood Park Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$20.80; Long Shots, 7/2/$20.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 98/27/$153.00; Long Shots, 47/11/$115.80; Best Bets, 6/2/$9.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #9 Harpoon (5/2) in race 4 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Canal Six won at Aqueduct paying $6.50 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.70 to show. Stats - 178/118/$974.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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