TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK by Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $24,000, Claiming $26,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Senator Bob - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; has speed to lead or follow close up.
5 Joe Carl - Talk about a horse that’s busy in the claiming ranks; just think of all the tax money he’s made for California.
Long Shot - 3 Cook Inlet
Race 2 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
6 Blameitonthecat - Stretching out around 2-turns for the first time; should show a lot of speed to lead or follow close up.
2 Elegant Trick - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; key switch is adding Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot - 7 Shopping Savannah
Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $45,000, Claiming $62,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds
1 Burns Turn - Has been a nibbler with 3 seconds in 5 turf tries; hugs the rail and could show some improvement.
5 Somethingabouther - 7-of-13 in the money finishes on turf; field full of underachievers, we’ll see who inherits the lead.
Long Shot - 7 Buckingham Bull
Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
7 Well Lawyered - Got a test drive in last as a 7/5 favorite; stretches out in distance, expect a better effort tonight.
1 Sweet Sunshine - Much improved race in last, first time wearing blinkers on; anything close to that can win this.
Long Shot - 4 Secretsatmidnight
Race 5 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
3 Cervaro - Just missed as the chalk last time out; race full of underachievers, but somebody has to graduate tonight.
1 Aqua Revelation - Been away 19 months for Bob Baffert; been working bullets in the a.m. and facing no killers in here.
Long Shot - 5 Proven Warrior
Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds
1 Moonlit Meteor - This winner is brought to you by the team of Paul Aguirre and Iggy Puglisi; expect a square price too.
2 Eight Stitches - Tepid chalk has tons of early speed, but has been out nearly a year; goes as fast and as far as he can.
Long Shot - 8 Congregationalist
Race 7 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Tiz a Classy Lass - Was left with too much to do late last time; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano who will find a spot.
8 Keldy - Mike Smith subs for Gary Stevens who is on suspension; tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout.
Long Shot - 9 Blazen All Star
Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
16 Proud Boss - Has been knocking on the door with 3 seconds; second start off a layoff must not be a bounce effort.
1 Tenkiller Kid - Takes the blinkers off and slides down in class; like the cut back in distance too.
Long Shot - 13 Deception Free
Best Bet - 6 Blameitonthecat (race 2)
Hollywood Park Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$29.00; Long Shots, 9/2/$19.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$5.00
Hollywood Park Totals - 66/17/$99.40; Long Shots, 33/7/$70.60; Best Bets, 4/2/$9.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #6 Jaguar King (3/1) in race 9 at Parx Racing. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Divine Luck ran out at Aqueduct. Stats - 176/117/$961.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick