Horse Racing: Today at Hollywood Park, Nov. 9


Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Great Friends Rule - Must overcome a tough post, but has the early speed to get position early; sliding down in class.

2 Senor Rain - The rail in grass sprints is a good place to start; hugs the rail and has tacitcal speed to move forward.

Long Shot - 3 Malibu Knight

Race 2 - 7 furlongs, $100,000 Moccasin, Fillies, 2-year-olds

5 Bajan - Sharp win in the Anoakia, with promise of more; not sure if she’ll be a 2-turn stakes horse, but proven in sprints.

3 E Equalsmcsquared - Game second to the favorite in the Anoakia; grinder has shown to be game in the deep stretch.

Long Shot - 1 Lemon de Oro

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

6 One Time Only - Solid speed try down the hill at Santa Anita in last; figures to show them her heels in this one.

1 The Magic Stone - The rail is good in Inglewood turf sprints; will try to stay close to the chalk and hope she falters late.

Long Shot - 3 Miss Charming

Race 4 - 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 King Maya - Galloped like a good thing graduating for Vladimir Cerin; anything close to that should beat winners today too.

8 Judge Carr - Claimed by Bob Hess and spotted nicely to win; will sit mid-pack and hope for a fast pace to close into.

Long Shot - 1 Orangeyouacutie

Race 5 - 7 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

7 Kill Shot - Made his supporters sweat in last as a 1/5 winning chalk; facing winners for the first time, measure the gumption.

8 Pulla Train - Nice price on a gelding who has shown sneaky improvement; parked outside the chalk, will stalk and pounce.

Long Shot - 3 Topper’s Ghost

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

6 Pray Hard - Never underestimate the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; has speed to lead or follow close up.

6 Public Policy - Did everything but win in a dirty nose loss; goes from open claimer to Cal-bred MSW, lateral move at worst.

Long Shot - 12 Even to the Moon

Race 7 - 7 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Anabaa Premium - Tiny edge in one difficult horse race; these are bottom claimers, but very few throw outs.

2 McKenzies Way - Tepid chalk mainly due to the pilot Rafael Bejarano; will sit in arrears and make one brush.

Long Shot - 4 Runaway Wildcat

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

3 Te Rapa - Has strung together a series of good races for Howard Zucker and Kayla Stra; this mom can ride a bit too.

8 Olympic Blue - It’s Hollendorfer and Bejarano tandem again; tough parking lot post, but he finds a way to carve a trip.

Long Shot - 5 American Act

Race 9 - 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

11 Ice Cream Truck - Another tepid chalk in an impossible looking field; key for me is his race two back would beat these.

13 Warren’s T. Baze - When top jock Rafael Bejarano stays for a cheap finale, he must know; let his agent handicap for us.

Long Shot - 2 Fly High

Best Bet - 6 One Time Only (race 3)

Hollywood Park Friday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/4/$27.60; Long Shots, 7/2/$16.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.20

Hollywood Park Totals - 30/7/$43.20; Long Shots, 15/4/$34.20; Best Bets, 2/1/$4.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #5 Watsdachances (5/2) in race 6 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Tricky Slam was scratched at Aqueduct. Stats - 174/116/$952.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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