Today at Hollywood Park
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
8 Nana Beach – Has finished in the money 10 times, more than the rest of the field combined; Joel Rosario for Barry Abrams.
3 Dancehall Diva – When the ones with experience are this poor, look at the FTS; the tote board will tell you if she’s live.
Long Shot – 7 Miss Bold Topper
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Girls Lacrosse – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; need not be much to handle these.
7 Portfolio – Tepid chalk in another wide open affair; big rider switch to Victor Espinoza for the money shot.
Long Shot – 8 Takethemoneyandrun
Race 3 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
5 High Test – Was very live in career debut; had some trouble late, but an improved race can clearly dominate these.
2 Global Domination – Lost to a next out stakes winner Fast Bullet from the Bob Baffert barn; looks like a 2-horse race.
Long Shot – 10 Rock Off
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
7 Mizzen Donald – She drops in class to face her friends; ran well for a $40K price tag two races back.
3 Tribal Beauty – Sharp win over a wet track last out in this class; similar race makes her one of the ones.
Long Shot – 2 Meter Me Gone
Race 5 – 1 1/4 miles (turf), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Celestial Kitten – Gets class relief to face a much easier task; P Val is named to ride, was a no show yesterday.
5 Hard Sun – Was given her head early last time and used up precious energy; Joe Talamo must be a lot more patient.
Long Shot – 3 Thisismystage
Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and u0p
7 Siempre Esperanza – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; showed good tactical speed in last.
6 Russian Bayou – She was 82/1 odds in last, the favorite today; class drop offers her a shot, among many contenders.
Long Shot – 8 L’Enchanteresse
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf), $60,000 Night Mover, 3-year-olds and up
1 Al Instante – Is a solid 7-for-10 wins on turf; like the inside post in Inglewood turf sprint, quick left turn here.
8 Mr. Gruff – Sight unseen since running in Dubai; he is a turf sprint specialist, key will be his fitness for return.
Long Shot – 6 Lt. Hopeful
Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
5 Ghost Ride – Finale to a really ugly card; lots of entries tonight, but the quality is well below normal.
7 Rockin Harbor – Tepid chalk in another moribund field; main reason for support is Rafael Bejarano riding.
Long Shot – 13 On I Win
Best Bet – 6 Celestial Kitten (race 5)
Hollywood Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/6/$35.60; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 80/26/$150.20; Long Shots, 41/4/$40.40; Best Bets, 5/3/$8.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #6 King Of Lourdes (8/1) in race 3 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Cypress Isle ran out at Churchill Downs. Stats – 176/114/$905.90. Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick