Today at Hollywood Park
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $21,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 A Natural – Was overmatched last time out; her race two back is fast enough to beat these.
4 Sheskey – Third start off a 3-month hiatus; exits two Turf Paradise allowance races for the $14K claimer.
Long Shot – 2 Game Changer
Race 2 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $40,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
1 Risky Art – Second start off a brief 2-month freshening; saves ground and comes grinding in the lane.
3 Lasso From El Paso – Taking a huge class drop from $75K to $40K; tactical speed to be forwardly placed if asked.
Long Shot – 4 DíPrincess
Race 3 – 6½ furlongs, Purse $37,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Grumpy Small Mouth – Third start off a 9-month hiatus; really moved forwardly last time with a much improved effort.
2 Meadow Road – Has cashed four straight paychecks since claimed by Dan Hendricks; lost last to a sharp Ranchero from Bob Baffert barn.
Long Shot – 5 Warrenís Rail Bird
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $54,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Sizzling Gold – Key for me is 2-for-2 wins over Inglewood sod; claiming the claiming ladder to move into allowance condition.
4 Sean S – Tepid chalk has been away 4-months; was on a three race win skein, timeout when the going was good.
Long Shot – 6 Candy and Thunder
Race 5 – 6½ furlongs, Purse $30,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Royal Meridian – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; has a decided edge over these.
4 Hammer the Bay – Doug OíNeill returns after chasing the dream of a Triple Crown; donít you think a healthy Iíll Have Another could have won the Belmont?
Long Shot – 8 Visionary Man
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $54,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 So She Dances – Stretches out after a pair of good grass sprints; by Tiznow, so going 2-turns should not be a problem.
6 Romantic Wish – Set a tepid pace in last and just failed to hold on; like the cut back in distance, a disappointed Mario Gutierrez up.
Long Shot – 4 Your Special Day
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
2 Muse of Fire – Typical green debut at Del Mar, slow early, fast late; bullet works and Rafael Bejarano riding for Bob Baffert.
5 Winding Way – FTS from Carla Gaines has been working well for debut; like the key vote of Joel Rosario up.
Long Shot – 6 Los Ojitos
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), $70,000 Redondo Beach, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Star Billing – She is the most talented filly in the field; key is she has been away 7-months so how fit is she for this prep.
4 Briecat – Speedball will enjoy the turf rail out 10 feet; simple tactics of leaving and trying to control the pace.
Long Shot – 5 A Jealous Woman
Race 9 – 5 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
8 Salty Evergreen – Was well bet in debut when third in a decent effort; Jerry Hollendorfer babies improve with experience.
9 Winninrulz – FTS from Mike Machowsky gets the quality services of Joel Rosario; watch the tote board for additional clues.
Long Shot – 3 Playful Council
Best Bet – 9 Royal Meridian (race 5)
Betfair Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/5/$25.60; Long Shots, 10/1/$8.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40
Betfair Hollywood Park Totals – 472/120/$777.60; Long Shots, 239/36/$355.80; Best Bets, 25/7/$29.00
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #3 Chilled (3/1) in race 9 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Bourbon Courage ran out at Belmont Park. Stats – 89/57/$491.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick