Today at HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Wild Date – Huge class drop affords her a big chance to graduate; like the turn back in distance.
4 Bull Rush – Another sliding down the maiden claiming ladder; exits two quick paced sprints for this.
Long Shot – 7 Malibu Love
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Chocolate Caliente – Makes her first start in the Mike Mitchell barn; last was a real stinker, can do better.
6 Miss Becca – Ran a career topper in a grass sprint; now switches to synthetics which is similar surface.
Long Shot – 4 Kids Table
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Bench Beauty – Amazing run last time to rally from last to fourth; gets more ground to work with tonight.
2 Alala – Been in the money in 5-of-7 grass starts; like that Joel Rosario remains loyal to the cause.
Long Shot – 5 The Grans
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Rainbow Luck – Another Mike Mitchell cull sliding down the claiming ladder; long overdue with a tally.
4 Dave’s Revenge – Julio Canani drops her to the bottom in search of victory; will rally if the race falls apart.
Long Shot – 5 Dance Little Angel
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $37,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Golden Mexico – Speedball will wear a target on his back; has been controlling speed of late.
3 Mr. Bossy Pants – Stretches out as his best distance has been an elongated sprint; exits some fast paced races.
Long Shot – 4 Donato
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds
6 Yankee Dan – Big barn switch to Jeff Mullins; he has been too quiet of late, you need the stock to win races.
10 Sabe – Logical chalk has a lot of early speed; class drop can only help him cause.
Long Shot – 5 Trucial State
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Sunburn – 3 of her last 4 races have been good; main negative is a parking lot post in short run to the first turn.
2 Evasive Charmer – Exits a real stinker last time in the Cal Cup; her two races before that were very good.
Long Shot – 5 Meltarib
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Ameila Rose – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to graduate.
4 Kaysa Deeya – Leap of faith that Joel Rosario is riding a live mount; may be doing a favor for John Sadler.
Long Shot – 5 Song by West
Best Bet – 6 Ameila Rose (race 8)
Hollywood Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$28.00; Long Shots, 7/1/$11.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 213/64/$398.80; Long Shots, 105/12/$124.20; Best Bets, 13/5/$19.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Awesome Arceno (5/2) in race 2 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Equivocation ran out at Aqueduct. Stats – 182/116/$926.20. Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick