TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Chanel My Belle – Beaten chalk in her debut on Cushion track; if she rebounds to her race two back, she’ll win this.
Chestnut Chips – Fine debut win albeit facing a much softer group than she sees today; will sit in arrears and rally late.
Long Shot – Cheese Face
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Awesome Graf – Beaten chalk taking a small, but significant, class drop today; suspect Pedroza will be more patient.
Eagle Ridge – Dead late closer is another taking a class drop to face easier; flattered upon exiting a key race.
Long Shot – Silver Wind
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
Grinding It Out – He figures to get slightly overlooked in a tough heat; tactical speed to lead or follow close up.
Haraldo – Chilean import was very impressive winning his U.S. debut; has winning ways finishing first in 7-of-10 starts.
Long Shot – Cape Town King
Race 4 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Aussie Bird – Dead late closer should offer plenty of value in a wide open race; chased a top filly two races ago.
Tee Off – Tepid chalk still hasn’t proven much after her U.S. debut; she’ll be favored but is facing a stern task.
Long Shot – Polo Lounge
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $49,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Hewitts – Has not done much wrong in two very good races; he stretches out a bit and is facing winners for the first time.
Temecula Creek – Dead late closer chased a lone speed winner in Black Seventeen; should see a bit more pace to chase.
Long Shot – Gotthatfeeling
Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up
Fighting City Hall – Like the turn back in distance from 2-turn routes to this elongated sprint; will be closing strongly.
Sunday Nap – Speedball will need to avoid a speed duel to do well; love the way horses are running out of the Koriner barn.
Long Shot – Indian Weaver
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), $300,000 Shoemaker Breeders’ Cup Mile, 3-year-olds and up
Kip Deville – Slight edge in a very difficult stakes; he could not be any gamer than in his last two stakes triumphs.
The Tin Man – 9-YO returning off an 8-month sabbatical; hard to believe that he has gotten better and better with age.
Long Shot – Becrux
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
I’m All Out – Talamo has the ability to relax his mounts and get them to run on late; this guy only needs a path late.
Instant Action – Logical chalk did everything but win in a monster debut effort; only fear is he’ll bounce off that race.
Long Shot – Latin Rhythms
Race 9 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), $300,000 Gamely Breeders’ Cup, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Price Tag – It remains to be seen how good she really is; her win last time was the easiest one-length win you’ll ever see.
Citronnade – Part of the Frankel uncoupled entry that figures to dominate this race; she could be lone speed, dangerous.
Long Shot – Three Degrees
Race 10 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds
Town Thief – Continues sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Dixie Banker – Dead late closer is another dropping way down in class; Mandella is adding blinkers on for this try.
Long Shot – Papago Road
Best Bet – Price Tag (race 9)
Hollywood Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/6/$36.00; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40
Hollywood Totals – 432/104/$672.20; Long Shots, 212/28/$314.60; Best Bets, 25/12/$47.80