Today at Hollywood Park
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Arinyes Love – Dead late closer in a race packed with early speed; sit the pocket rail trip and come running late.
7 Rossi Reserve – If you have speed in this race, I’d prefer to clock from the wide out; sliding down the claiming ladder.
Long Shot – 3 Not to Notty
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
9 French Curls – Dead late closer in a race devoid of talent; like the class drop back to $30K price tag.
1 Kevin’s Kool Kat – Rafael Bejarano is a fine tactician; suspect he’ll send from the rail in a potential no passing zone race.
Long Shot – 4 Bonjour
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds
6 Run’n On Residuals – Can be the speed of the speed in here; has won three of his last four, pretty good for this class.
5 Beau Royale – Don’t know much about Curtis Harvey, but I’ve had both of his winners this year; need not be much to repeat.
Long Shot – 3 What’s For Dinner
Race 4 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Miss Lady Ellen – With the turf rail out 20 feet, expect Edwin Maldonado to try and steal this;
6 Miss Reditore – Claimed by Vann Belvoir and spotted nicely to win first out; he hires Rafael Bejarano to do the job.
Long Shot – 5 Distant Image
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Forty Paces – Sneaky suspicion that Hector Palma is ready to strike again; has won with five of 10 starters this meet.
9 Ghost N Your Heart – Dead late closer won last so figures to get overbet; will need some pace to set him up.
Long Shot – 5 Zees Chris
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $34,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
6 Love Tale – Tiny edge in the hardest race on the card; big class drop and Garrett Gomez remains loyal to the cause.
3 Four Better – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; first time ever running for a price tag.
Long Shot – 1 Risky Art
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Key Vista – FTS from top trainer Bob Baffert; he has been unloading a lot of talented babies during this meet.
5 Marcyjane – Well bet in last and ran well in the lane; should continue to improve with added experience.
Long Shot – 7 Top Kisser
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
4 Deacon Speakin’ – Dull run last time while facing tougher; may have bounced from a large win at Portland Meadows.
2 Euroglide – Beaten favorite is a proven commodity at this class level; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – 1 Maybe Tuesday
Race 9 – 7 furlongs, $200,000 Soviet Problem, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
1 Unusual Way – Rafael Bejarano had multiple choices and opted for Jeff Bonde here; plenty of gass to put the pedal to the metal.
3 Home Journey – After two big wins, she deserves to be the favorite; getting tested for class racing a tougher group.
Long Shot – 4 Akiss Forarose
Race 10 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
12 Holiday Rose – If you believe in karma, this is your horse; Julien Leparoux is marrying Mike Mitchell’s daughter Shea tomorrow.
9 Eula B. – Tepid chalk taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to compete.
Long Shot – 11 Pastoria
Best Bet – 4 Key Vista (race 7)
Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/4/$25.80; Long Shots, 9/1/$8.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 314/83/$514.40; Long Shots, 159/22/$244.40; Best Bets, 18/9/$37.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Cinematize (3/1) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Southern Honor ran out at Parx. Stats – 181/123/$1,064.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick