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Horse Racing


By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $32,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Dave’s Revenge – Ground-saving trip could spell the difference; sliding down the claiming ladder to this low level.

3 Tripped the Light – Claimed by Jeff Mullins, reason enough to respect the favorite; has a solid resume in Inglewood.

Long Shot – 4 Church Avenue

Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Fire Glow – Speedy sort ships from Golden Gate for this; the gap has narrowed a lot in the talent between the two circuits.

8 Flashman’s Papers – Trainer Peter Miller is off to a solid start this meet; can sit a perfect trip flanking the favorite.

Long Shot – 5 Ribald

Race 3 – 7 furlongs, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial, 3-year-olds

1 Runflatout – Highly regarded colt got into a ridiculous speed duel in the San Felipe; he is a lot better than that.

5 Bench Points – Could see a perfect trip from a parking lot post in this elongated sprint; clocks the speed and fires late.

Long Shot – 4 Ain’t No Other

Race 4 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Pleasing Sunrise – Draws the favorable rail post in this turf sprint; saves all the ground and fires fast late.

6 Miss Georgie Girl – Moves to the outside, which is a negative in Inglewood turf sprints; strong comeback race in last.

Long Shot – 2 Fullbridled’s Sis

Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 She’sawontontomato – Like the turn back in distance from a turf route for this elongated sprint; will be running well at the end.

4 Running Isabella – Tepid chalk in a tough race; taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming.

Long Shot – 8 Silver Luna

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Control Seeker – When Mike Mitchell gets them good, they stay good; prefers to sit in arrears and make one run.

6 Red Alert Day – Good tactical speed to stalk the rail speed horse Kris Silver; has found his class level and this is it.

Long Shot – 1 Kris Silver

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

6 Matlow – Ran against tougher last summer at Del Mar; Bruce Headley barn is heating up after a long slumber at Santa Anita.

7 Clinton – Solid run in debut punctuated with avoiding a spill; goes from 24/1 in debut to favorite role tonight.

Long Shot – 2 High Test

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $55,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

6 Off the Wall – More Bruce Headley if you can take it; like when a horse wins and runs a slower Beyer, shows room to improve.

2 Italian Rules – Favorite will have his hands full with these; his last 5 races have been decided by a combined yard.

Long Shot – 7 Sea Rascal

Race 9 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

5 Mr. Cappuccino – You’ll have an edge over me in seeing the tote board action; was bet in debut and ran well late.

1 Passing Game – Has been working well and the rail is good in these abbreviated sprints; suspect will show some early cheese.

Long Shot – 2 Uncommon Sense

Best Bet – 1 Pleasing Sunrise (race 4)

Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$13.00; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.80

Hollywood Park Totals – 255/66/$476.00; Long Shots, 125/24/$221.60; Best Bets, 14/6/$27.40

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – 7 Dr. Ballenger (3/1) in race 10 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Expecting Cash ran third at Churchill Downs paying $2.80 to show. Stats – 79/49/$380.70

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