TODAY AT OAK TREE AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
5 Michailasheartlite – Huge rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot; he moves horses up a length or two.
4 Roulette It Roll – NoCal shipper graduated well over the Tapeta surface; speed to get involved early.
Long Shot – 1 Jenny Jenny Emily
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $38,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
2 Shane Daniel – Like the idea of this sprinter stretching out for P Val; will enjoy the much slower fractions.
1a Just Imagine – Uncoupled Doug O’Neill entry so caveat emptor; solid chance for trainer to run 1-2 in here.
Long Shot – 4 Cash Michael
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
4 Go Tena Go – Nice turf route debut up in NoCal; should transfer that form fine for the Inglewood synthetics.
1 Recipient – Tom Proctor barn has underachieved so far this meet; he has good stock that fits on paper.
Long Shot – 5 Lemon Drop Ridge
Race 4 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $26,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Tamerin – Ran like a short horse last time off an 8-month hiatus; flattered when Always a Princess won next out.
6 Ashee – Jeff Mullins barn is heating up so look twice at his runners; could benefit from a suicide pace.
Long Shot – 3 Entabeni
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
7 El Martillo – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry; this is the longer odds and should be closing into a fast pace.
1 Spaniard – Logical chalk figures to have lots of company on the front end; clearly on paper the one to beat.
Long Shot – 6 Truest Legend
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds
3 Movie Duty – Tight fit between the 2 chalks; has the controling speed and the grit to finish the job.
1 Pretty Kinzie – Hollywood surface lover is dangerous in Inglewood; hopes someone softens up Movie Duty.
Long Shot – 2 Scratchthemoon
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $40,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
4 Blue Jay Attack – Rough trip in last has to been seen; if he gets a clean trip, will be awfully hard to handle.
2 Danzing Tribal – Exits an even effort where he can improve; chased the chalk two back and is capable of upsetting.
Long Shot – 3 A Plus Topper
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Take a Hard Look – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; beat the Bob Baffert cull.
1a Crafty Hedger – Another dropping deep from MSW to maiden claiming; he’s run some decent figures, not impossible.
Long Shot – 4 Big Bad Boo
Best Bet – 3 Movie Duty (race 6)
Oak Tree Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/6/$31.00; Long Shots, 6/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$6.40
Oak Tree Totals – 298/83/$610.80; Long Shots, 142/21/$189.20; Best Bets, 18/8/$31.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Firey Red (4/1) in race 8 at Keeneland. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Media Contact ran third at Keeneland paying $2.60 to show. Stats – 179/130/$990.70