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Horse Racing, Hollywood Park, June 8

Today at Hollywood Park

Post Time 7:05 p.m.

Race 1 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 First Blue Angel – Dead late closer should appreciate the extra furlong today; be grinding hard late.

7 Del Mar Johnny – This one is cutting back in distance to this elongated sprint; long overdue for diploma.

Long Shot – 5 Swiss Game

Race 2 – 1 3/8th miles, $70,000 Prove It, 4-year-olds and up

3 Richard’s Kid – Grade 1 winner returns to SoCal after an unproductive Dubai session; loves the synthetic surfaces.

5 Dynamic Host – Profitable $40K claim a while back by trainer Art Sherman; another who thrives over synthetics.

Long Shot – 1 Balladry

Race 3 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Inuit Fisher – Taking a small, but important, drop in class tonight; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

3 Drift King – Speedy sort will like the turf rail out 15 feet; suspect will have only one way of going in here.

Long Shot – 4 Classic Bobby

Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Conkate – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Steve Knapp barn is heating up.

2 Balentina – Outran her 18/1 odds in debut with a fast closing second; stretches out but showed some promise.

Long Shot – 1 Valeria

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Jolly Days – Has been chasing next out winners left and right; can be her chance today with a solid late burst.

2 Marinda – Second, but with a trouble asterisk last time; stretches out in distance and can make amends here.

Long Shot – 7 More Chocolate

Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Hey I’m Sobaa – She’s had a lot of chances but why tonight; like the improvement under Steve Miyadi.

1 After Later – Taking a huge class drop for Patrick Biancone; seems like the only way he can win a race.

Long Shot – 7 Lady Lohr

Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming 462,500, 3-year-olds and up

1 Flightofalifetime – Bob Baffert continues to win races as if BHP means Baffert Hollywood Park; man is unstoppable.

3 Royal F J – In a race chock full of speed types, a dead late closer can sneak by; blemish is no wins in Inglewood.

Long Shot – 5 Koast

Race 8 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Axle – Taking a huge class drop for Kathy Walsh in a red flag move; she takes the blinkers off, puts the shingle up.

5 Sweet Elation – Showed high early speed in first start for Peter Miller barn; maybe in a no passing zone race.

Long Shot – 8 Skully Gully

Best Bet – 6 Jolly Days (race 5)

Betfair Hollywood Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/8/$51.80; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Betfair Hollywood Park Totals – 437/109/$709.60; Long Shots, 221/34/$340.20; Best Bets, 23/5/$20.20

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #9 Tramici Bay (2/1) in race 4 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Uptown Bertie won at Churchill Downs paying $3.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 87/57/$491.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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