Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
1 Candy Boy - Showed big improvement last time with the blinkers off; can hug the rail and save all the ground today.
6 Hold Everything - Bob Baffert has lots of live bullets on today’s card; this one puts blinkers back on and Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot - 2 Hoppertunity
Race 2 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Tommy D - This race was switched from turf to main track due to the weather; Ron McAnally and Rafael Bejarano say it all.
5 Poshsky - Big rider switch to Joe Talamo for the money shot; figures to sit midpack and try to carve a trip in the stretch.
Long Shot - 1 Quick Cielo
Race 3 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Second Proposal - Switch to Mike Smith for the money shot; Smith rarely rides in races this cheap, unless he’s real live.
6 Burlister - Been away 18-months for Bob Baffert; been working well, watch the tote board for additional clues.
Long Shot - 4 Street Choir
Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Cause Im a Bigshot - Mike Mitchell filly was favored in last, but didn’t run like it; blinkers off and switch to Joe Talamo.
1 Consecrate - Bob Baffert gave returning Chantal Sutherland Kruse a leg up; this one still has an upside to her.
Long Shot - 5 Fashion Plate
Race 5 - 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
1 Prayer Be Mine - Hot team of the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer and Rafael Bejarano; good looking Cal-bred debut win.
3 Harlington’s Rose - Steve Knapp wins many races on the class drop; this one last ran in the $200K Golden State Juvenile.
Long Shot - 8 Smoove It
Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
8 Frandontjudge - Would not be shocked if Rafael Bejarano wins 4 or 5 races today. everything he rides is super live.
2 Tookmebysurprise - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; has ability, would suspect she’ll get claimed.
Long Shot - 7 Golden Celestial
Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Mechaya - Been away a full year, but showed lots of talent; makes her first start for top trainer John Sadler.
3 Spring Breeze - Doug O’Neill keeps grinding out wins; he’ll be at Delta Downs with Rum Point and Concave in rich 2-YO stakes.
Long Shot - 6 Tappingintherain
Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Pawn Shop - Ran well first time off the claim by Ted West; rail post helps as does the jockey, Rafael Bejarano.
2 English Puddin - Nothing wrong with Brice Blanc on a live mount; exits a sharp win at Golden Gate, is spotted correctly.
Long Shot - 9 Pure Blush
Best Bet - 1 Candy Boy (race 1)
Hollywood Park Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/7/$39.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/4.0$0
Hollywood Park Totals - 150/42/$239.00; Long Shots, 73/13/$132.40; Best Bets, 9/3/$13.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Samraat (8/5) in race 8 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Canuletmedowneasy ran out at Churchill Downs. Stats - 181/120/$988.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick