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Horse Racing, Hollywood Park, June 9

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

Post Time 11 a.m.

Race 1 – 5 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

3 Scarlet Strike – FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; been working razor sharp and draws Rafael Bejarano to ride

1 O Happy Gray – Favored in debut and gave a good account of herself; part of an uncoupled entry from Mike Harrington.

Long Shot – 2 Gamblerís Ready

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Dance Thewayyouare – Has had a lot of chances, but none with Rafael Bejarano up; he can make the difference with a heady ride.

2 La Sancha – Ran a solid second in a well backed debut; John Sadler babies figure to improve a lot with experience.

Long Shot – 7 Fullís Figurehead

Race 3 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Lady of Shamrock – Given a brief 2-month freshening off a win in the grade 3 Providencia; developed quickly since joining John Sadler barn.

2 My Gi Gi – Lost a dirty nose to the ill-fated Bobina in last; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

Long Shot – 5 Trois Aureole

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $37,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

5 Confucious Junior – Two stubborn seconds both under Garrett Gomez; he still gives this gelding the best chance for victory.

4 Sheriff Ryan – Sprinter stretching out has the pedigree to handle 2-turn racing; ran better than looked last time out.

Long Shot – 1 Baron Von Red

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

8 Glorious Memories – Parking lot post is OK for letting this closer clock the early speed; David Flores will sit and pounce turning for home.

1 Nifty Dream – Appears ready to break thru one of these days Alice; saves all the ground and comes grinding late.

Long Shot – 6 Secret Genius

Race 6 – 6 furlongs (turf), $70,000 Manhattan Beach, Fillies, 3-year-olds

1 Byrama – After a couple agonizing losses, Simon Callaghan turns to Rafael Bejarano; with luck Rafael can win 4 or 5 races tonight.

2 My Selection – Speedball will try to cut the corner and turn it loose late; Bob Baffert having an eye catching Inglewood meeting.

Long Shot – 4 Lemon Hero

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $54,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

1 Mile High Magic – Highly regarded Bob Baffert colt inexplicably spit the bit last time out; maybe racing at Churchill Downs was a factor.

6 Octane – After a throwaway debut last December, has bounced back with two strong efforts; can be a stakes sprinter for Bruce Headley.

Long Shot – 7 Obsess

Race 8 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

9 D J Dave – Mike Mitchell baby ran well in debut; second time out, expect steady, if not spectacular, improvement tonight.

3 Enduring Promise – Speedball from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer figures to set the tempo from the start; catch him to win it.

Long Shot – 2 Jaco Red

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

7 Burlister – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry pairing FTS; both appear capable of winning, this colt has Rafael Bejarano though.

3 Fly High – This one cost $500K, but Bejarano passed for the other Baffert baby; no shock if the well bred colts ran 1-2.

Long Shot – 5 Kin

Race 10 – 1 ¼ miles (turf), $250,000 Charles H. Whittingham Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

4 Slim Shadey – Ran an excellent second to Little Mike who stole the race on the lead; honest pace today sets him closing late rally.

6 Acclamation – Heís a grade 1 horse but question of fitness off a 8-month hiatus; tough spot to return in a grade 1 marathon.

Long Shot – 1 Utopian

Race 11 – 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Warren’s City Art – Could cap off a multiple win afternoon for Rafael Bejarano; he rides cheap races as hard as if it were the Kentucky Derby.

1 A Natural – Was overmatched in last and showed it badly; her race two back is fast enough to compete with this crew.

Long Shot – 13 Sunshine High

Best Bet – 1 Byrama (race 6)

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 – #5 Bourbon Courage (5/1) in race 9 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Tramici Bay ran out at Belmont Park. Stats – 88/57/$491.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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