Today at Hollywood Park: Dec. 8, 2013


TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Purse $45,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

3 Artemis - Was flattered when Storming won the Hollywood Starlet on Saturday; expect improvement from this filly.

1 Crushed Velvet - Bob Baffert has been printing money this meet; watch the tote board for clues on this FTS.

Long Shot - 2 Lady Bugatti

Race 2 - 7 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Amazing Hearted - More Bob Baffert love; not far fetched to see him win the early daily double.

5 First Strike - Dead late closer nearly won a minor stakes in Phoenix; will sit in arrears and make one brush.

Long Shot - 1 Shadow Runner

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds

2 Fulmerized - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Doug O’Neill adding blinkers on.

3 Rocked Twice - Turf Paradise shipper running first time for a price tag; this is a dangerous barn with speedy horses.

Long Shot - 1 Papa’s Paisley

Race 4 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), $100,000 Hollywood Turf Express, 3-year-olds and up

5 Unbridled’s Note - Was a stride late in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint; must overcome a parking lot post and the elbow turn.

3 Chips All In - First time in an Inglewood turf sprint; is cutting back in distance and will be heard from late.

Long Shot - 1 Boat Trip

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Exotic Behavior - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Bob Baffert cull need not be much.

5 Perched - Was overwhelmed in the Sharp Cat last out; this is much more realistic as she gets major class relief.

Long Shot - 6 Senza Fina

Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

5 Blazen All Star - She has had success racing at this modest claiming price; last time she ran for a price tag, she won.

6 Tebowing - Miraculous win from dead last last time out; hard to take such a short price on a horse coming from so far back.

Long Shot - 4 Pebble Beach Baby

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Miss Loujean - Should get square price on these low percentage connections; filly has speed and will be heard from.

3 Ipolita - FTS from the Ron Ellis barn; he’s been very quiet this meet despite being stabled year round in Inglewood.

Long Shot - 1 Magic Spot

Race 8 - 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Miss Charming - Speedy MSW win and now facing winners for the first time; will play catch me if you can.

2 This Means War - Has not been seen from 15 months; showed some talent before heading for the sidelines.

Long Shot - 6 Madre Luna

Race 9 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Imperial Fortune - Bob Baffert can win a bagful tonight; Martin Garcia getting first call with Rafael Bejarano suspended.

7 Appealing Tale - Peter Miller is fighting Bob Baffert tooth and nail for the trainer title; this one is also very live.

Long Shot - 9 Monument

Race 10 - 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Eltoninadress - Explosive win last time for Troy Taylor; anything close to that can repeat the win today.

8 Ghost N Your Heart - Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre win a lot of races together; always get a square price with Iggy riding.

Long Shot - 4 English Puddin

Best Bet - 3 Artemis (race 1)

Hollywood Park Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$33.40; Long Shots, 8/1/$8.80; Best Bet, 0/0/$0

Hollywood Park Totals - 313/82/$493.40; Long Shots, 151/25/$232.00; Best Bets, 18/7/$35.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #5 Carried Interest (2/1) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, My Wandy’s Girl ran out at Aqueduct. Stats - 191/129/$1,040.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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