Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Nov. 21


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Educated Guess - Won like a good thing in debut beating up absolutely nothing; is protected today facing winners.

6 Cinco de Mario - Dead late closer flew down the hill at Santa Anita last time out; 5-of-8 in the money on turf.

Long Shot - 2 Dragon Dance

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Key Vista - Bob Baffert chalk has long gaps in her brief career; if she’s right, she wins, if not, she’ll lose again.

1 Oscillator - Dead late closer will save all the ground inside; nobody times a trip better than Rafael Bejarano in SoCal.

Long Shot - 4 Another Flashback

Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Peggy Sue’s Loose - Suspect she’ll hold price from a low percentage barn; like a name jock like Joe Talamo up though.

3 Tiz Zoe Cee - If the route falls apart, this is another who will be flying fast late; Brice Blanc with a rare live moutn.

Long Shot - 7 Bridle Plan

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Midnight Casanova - Rafael Bejarano had options and chose to ride for the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; can sit a nice trip.

2 Anzeau - Woke up last time with a solid third at this class; simple tactics of go as fast and as far as he can.

Long Shot - 9 Full’s Kris S.

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds

9 Sacred Ovation - Blinkers off experiment in last failed miserably; reunited with Edwin Maldonado and the hood is back on.

1 Afternoon Sun - Claimed by Mark Glatt and spotted nicely to win; key vote for me is Rafael Bejarano on another live mount.

Long Shot - 2 Billy Win

Race 6 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

1 Magic Daddy - Bob Baffert has some favorite on the card, but none look like mortal locks; we’ll see how his day pans out.

7 Money Clip - Tom Proctor charge is a first time gelding today; ran one time at Gulfstream, still an unknown off a long layoff.

Long Shot - 3 Handsome Dennis

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Master Chef - Was reclaimed by Jerry Hollendorfer, the best trainer angle going; multi-win day for Rafael Bejarano.

7 Java Man - Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a sharp win for John Sadler; aggressively moved up in class.

Long Shot - 4 High Test

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

7 Marino Mizer - His second last time looks good compared to the rest of the field; class relief to face this bottom rung.

2 Angel Charge - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to compete with these.

Long Shot - 6 Bringon the Wain

Best Bet - 7 Midnight Casanova (race 4)

Hollywood Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$33.40; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 134/35/$199.20; Long Shots, 65/13/$132.40; Best Bets, 8/2/$9.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Canuletmedowneasy (9/5) in race 4 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Don Dulce ran second at Aqueduct paying $5.10 to place and $2.90 to show. Stats - 180/120/$988.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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