Today at Hollywood Park
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $46,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds
2 Mighty Monsoon – Interesting Oaklawn Park invader should fit in nicely today; has some solid SoCal races in his resume.
1 A Toast to You – Was overmatched in the Echo Eddie; second start off a 10-month hiatus, will be a lot tighter.
Long Shot – 5 Declan
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Ambitoness – Exiting a Turf Paradise stakes for this $16K claimer; this is a solid drop in class.
5 Lisa Lulu – Like the parking lot post in this elongated sprint; Joshua Litt taking the blinkers off for this.
Long Shot – 4 Lil Miss Macky
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $21,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Lady Lohr – Intesting speedball with a jockey, P Val, who loves the early lead; suspect they’ll have to catch her.
8 R Vicarious Girl – Has good tactical speed to stalk the likely pacesetter; claimed off a sharp win for Mike Mitchell.
Long Shot – 6 Lika
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Dubai Cyclone – Exits a strong MSW race headed by next out winner Bobina; transfer over to a synthetic surface.
3 Potesta – Heavy favorite is strictly the one to beat; stretching out around 2-turns for the first time.
Long Shot – 1 Roxanne O
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Brown Is Beige – Claimed by Troy Taylor off a good try for Jeff Mullins; has run well regardless of her multiple trainers.
4 Blue Samurai – Took forever to win his second career start last time; maybe she’s finally getting the hang of it.
Long Shot – 6 Sizzling Gold
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
7 I Sense Your Luck – Mike Mitchell filly has run two good races off the claim; has tactical speed to sit a nice trip.
4 Warrens Venedalucy – I don’t typically like picking just graduated horses; this is a weak group, maybe she can repeat.
Long Shot – 5 One Magical Girl
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming 462,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Gem of Soul – Tough trip last time after an impressive SoCal debut win; reunited with Victor Espinoza can only help.
2 Secret Cove – Returns to turf which is her preferred surface; has speed to utilize the turf rail out 15 feet.
Long Shot – 7 Anniversary Girl
Race 8 – 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Rocket Train – Was gelded since his last start; huge class drop for Mike Mitchell says now or never to win a race.
7 Cheers to Boogie – Been knocking on the door of this bottom level class; his better races have come at Hollywood.
Long Shot – 14 Hava Cigar
Best Bet – 5 Gem of Soul (race 7)
Betfair Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$46.60; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Betfair Hollywood Park Totals – 69/14/$112.00; Long Shots, 34/4/$38.40; Best Bets, 4/0/$0
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Sever (3/1) in race 7 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Dylan Dangerous was scratched at Belmont Park. Stats – 67/46/$400.30; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick