TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
May 25, 2012 - 1:08 am
TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
6 I Sense Your Luck – Like the parking lot post to stalk the leaders; from Mike Mitchell, typically the one to beat.
2 Son de America – Huge class drop from an O/C $80K down to $16K claimer; key vote for me is from returning Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – 4 Arinyes Love
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Miss Oops – Exploded with a big win last time in her Hollywood debut; claimed by Robertino Diodoro, runs her right back.
5 Lil Miss Macky – Chance for a Mike Mitchell daily double; won nicely in last and now is dropped one notch in class.
Long Shot – 2 Woodman’s Lass
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
4 Sizzlin’ Joe – Trailed a fast paced race and came roaring down the stretch late; Marty Jones babies improve with experience.
3 Mel’s Game – Debuted in a grass sprint; ran like a green baby, slow early fast late, big rider switch to Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – 2 D’Obsession
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Palio Prince – Ran great at this level two back, then was in tough last out; Joel Rosario picked up a lot of live mounts.
2 Close to the Edge – Doug O’Neill has not started many this meet, but most have been live; exited a very quick paced race.
Long Shot – 3 Luckarack
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Ms. G. I. Jane – Has a good turf resume and clearly fits at this class level; saves ground and comes grinding late.
6 Hakucki – Ran two good turf sprints at this class before a clunker in last; fits a lot better with this kind.
Long Shot – 3 Fifth Ave.
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
8 Sudden Sunday – FTS from Mike Mitchell who can cap a nice day today; watch the tote board for additional clues.
1 Natalie’s Academy – Beaten favorite ran a winning race for this level two races ago; has speed and has the rail too.
Long Shot – 3 Full’s Figurehead
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $54,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
6 Unusual Hottie – Solid turf resume and has tactical speed to favor the turf rail out 15 feet; tiny edge in a difficult heat.
8 Carrie Rose – Part of an uncoupled Mike Mitchell entry; keep an eye on the longer price Donner Wasser w/Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – 5 Shewhomustbeobeyed
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
10 Hidden Quest – One of the few horses to run well last out; don’t mind the parking lot post to clock the early speed.
2 Three Little Birds – Ran like a horse in need of a race last time; should improve in second start off a 2-year-old.
Long Shot – 8 Navy Seal Six
Best Bet – 6 I Sense Your Luck (race 1)
Betfair Hollywood Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/2/$13.60; Long Shots, 7/1/$7.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Betfair Hollywood Park Totals – 287/69/$478.00; Long Shots, 146/23/$221.20; Best Bets, 14/4/$16.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Debase the Dollar (7/2) in race 5 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Dr Ballenger ran second at Churchill Downs paying $4.00 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats – 79/52/$448.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick