Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Nov. 23


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds

3 Being There - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Simon Callaghan taking the blinkers off.

7 Coolington - Another taking a huge class drop from MSW to maiden claiming; should sit closer to the pace than in last.

Long Shot - 1 Lieutenant Seany O

Race 2 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

5 Field Report - Sharp win in last off a 2-month hiatus; like when a horse wins and runners a slower Beyer speed figure.

1 Exotic Slew - Did a classic pop and stop in a speed duel last time; he’s been able to sit off the pace in some prior sprints.

Long Shot - 6 Bro’s Bro

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

3 Rhodium - Sliding down the claiming ladder for Peter Miller; takes the blinkers off, still expect a speed effort here.

8 Real Bright Boots - Speedball draws a parking lot post; Rafael Bejarano prefers to sit so we’ll see if he can relax this filly.

Long Shot - 4 Two Blue Hens

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

9 Another Victoria - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; facing a very slow field tonight.

4 Mini Candy - FTS from the John Sadler barn; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano, watch the tote board for clues.

Long Shot - 5 Katy’s Cookin

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Depreciable - Jeff Mullins has been quiet this meet, so far; sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class.

6 Major Magic - Have had good luck backing Phil D’Amato horses; he is the top assistant to leading trainer Mike Mitchell.

Long Shot - 5 Buenos Dias

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

3 Pretty Storm - More Peter Miller love as this speedy drop down could wire the field; adding blinkers on for more focus.

7 La Casadora - Ran a much improved race last time out; has early speed, but Victor Garcia adding blinkers on for even more.

Long Shot - 10 A P Pepper

Race 7 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Salsita - If all these Peter Miller horses win, he’ll have quite a dinner tonight; tactical speed to sit a decent trip.

2 Famous Alice - FTS from the dangerous duo of Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens; watch the tote board for more clues.

Long Shot - 3 Miss Loujean

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, $100,000 Real Quiet, 2-year-olds

6 Tamarando - Has the bad luck of trying to close into speed favoring racetracks; should get a fair test in Inglewood.

8 Beach Hut - No doubt debut winner for Bob Baffert; Baffert was cleared of any wrong doing by CHRB in the death of 7 horses.

Long Shot - 3 Green Mask

Race 9 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 Afflication - Ran away last time with a 12 length win; Tim Yakteen drops him again, a red flag for a lot of barns.

6 Whipstock - Kayla Stra has been one of the stars of this final Hollywood meet; never a problem betting her on a live horse.

Long Shot - 3 Red Sharp Humor

Best Bet - 6 Tamarando (race 8)

Hollywood Park Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/3/$13.40; Long Shots, 6/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00

Hollywood Park Totals - 165/45/$252.40; Long Shots, 79/13/$132.40; Best Bets, 10/4/$16.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #1 Agent Di Nozzo (5/2) in race 5 at Delta Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Samraat won at Aqueduct paying $3.70 to win, $2.90 to place and $2.50 to show. Stats - 182/121/$997.70; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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