TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
General Bueno – Beaten favorite has been knocking at the door; can sit closer as there’s not much speed in here.
Miller’s Turbo – Chance to lead early or sit just off of Sir Bell, a sprinter stretching out; fit off turf routes.
Long Shot – Dorita’s Dream
Race 2 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $58,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up
Lang Field – Chance to be the controlling early speed once again; has been a different horses under Sherman shedrow.
Unrivaled Song – Logical chalk is no cinch in a small, but select, field; dead late closer will still need pace.
Long Shot – Corey County
Race 3 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Billie Bob – I guarentee you she faced much tougher MSW company at Keeneland; beaten chalk can atone facing easier.
Hi Lily Hi Lo – Has a big edge due to an inside post in this abbreviated sprint; Harrington babies will improve.
Long Shot – Lauren C
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Court Seeker – Like the claim by Miller, two good works, and can show improvement; need not be much to compete today.
I’maladytak – Decent check cashier appears to be going well of late; Court can sit a nice trip and grind it out late.
Long Shot – River Lane
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Peace Accord – Beaten favorite is adding blinkers on today; Sise and Chavez have teamed up for many wins, good spot.
Buckshot – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to claiming; should be dead fit exiting a turf route.
Long Shot – Kickin Back
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $51,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
My Man Murf – Making his turf debut, but I like the talent he’s shown so far; by a sneaky good turf stallion, Anziyan.
Yodelen Dan – Sharp win last time out, a repeat race puts him right there again; will sit back and make one big run.
Long Shot – Driven By Excess
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $49,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Kitten Exchange – Monster try chasing Sindy With an S, repeat race would beat these; came back with a very quick work.
Debie Ginsburg – Machowsky adding blinkers on for this; dead late closer ran evenly in last, her debut was much better.
Long Shot – Queen Ofthe Catsle
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
I’m a Shoe In – Appears to be sitting on a good one, good enough to beat these anyway; tactical speed to sit a trip.
Lendell – Tepid chalk showed some wake-up in last going long on grass; Lobo taking blinkers off, interesting tactic.
Long Shot – Skye Piper
Best Bet – Billie Bob (race 3)
Hollywood Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/5/$22.40; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20
Hollywood Totals – 199/45/$322.60; Long Shots, 100/12/$156.60; Best Bets, 12/4/$15.80