Today at Hollywood Park
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Lisa Lulu – Better looking half of an uncoupled Jack Carava entry; saves ground and will be grinding late.
5 Saint Cindy – Other Carava is the morning line favorite; how many times has the longer price of an uncoupled entry won.
Long Shot – 3 Moonshine Alice
Race 2 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
1 Rowdy Gal – John Sadler has an uncoupled entry in here; this gal looked razor sharp in winning debut, high ceiling.
5 Woebegon – Gets big time class relief from 3 stakes races for this; tidy outside post to stalk the early speed.
Long Shot – 3 One Magical Girl
Race 3 – 7 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
1 Warren’s Flyer – Claimed by Peter Miller and spotted nicely to win; can win on the lead of sit just off of it.
6 Big Tsimmis – Jack Carava has another live one on the card; sliding down the claiming ladder to this very winable level.
Long Shot – 2 Meter Me Gone
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 The Director – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; repeat of last race would crush these.
6 Crestatorre – A bit long in the tooth but there are many slowpokes in here; the rest could be running for second.
Long Shot – 3 Del Mar Johnny
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Capital Plan – Was flattered when Thisismystage won next out; the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer is loaded for bear.
1 Star Presence – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry in here; both look like a level chance to win this.
Long Shot – 3 So Belle
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 La Malaguena – Has the pedigree where turf and routes should be no problem; big rider switch to Joel Rosario.
1 Twitch – Ran well in turf debut last out; was just claimed by Vann Belvoir who continues to train well in SoCal.
Long Shot -2 Real Sharp
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Maggie McGowan – Sight unseen for 8 months since showing great promise; bullet worktab points to a very fast one.
6 Hello Sugar – Exits a key race where Tiz Flirtacious and Miss Sea Cup both won next out; high ceiling for this gal.
Long Shot – 1 Queenie Marini
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Praise for Dubai – Doug O’Neill barn has heated up since a quiet summer; adding blinkers on for this photo session.
3 Husky Glory – Suspect there is more under the hood than has shown so far; big problem has been slow beginnings.
Long Shot – 6 Stubborn Streak
Best Bet – 1 The Director (race 4)
Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/5/$21.20; Long Shots, 9/2/$19.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20
Hollywood Park Totals – 343/101/$593.80; Long Shots, 171/23/$296.40; Best Bets, 21/10/$38.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #1 Senor Habanero (5/2) in race 4 at Tampa Bay. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Exchange Funds ran out at Gulfstream Park. Stats – 189/121/$959.40; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick