TODAY AT Hollywood PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Tallahsocean – Did a pop and stop in last, thus not as concerned with 11-length loss; expect Joel Rosario to be more patient.
Fiona Freud – Tepid chalk was claimed by Mike Mitchell; after a sizzling hot Santa Anita, not surprised he’s cooled off.
Long Shot – Freebiehadthemoves
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $44,000, Allowance, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Pure Class – Been away 7-months, the main question is fitness, not class; return in route race adds intrigue too.
Folk Dancer – Beat much cheaper in last, but looked good doing it; has the advantage of recent races, in top form.
Long Shot – Bonnie Blue Flag
Race 3 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds
Lana’s Smile – You’ll have a big edge over me because you can see the tote action; among 7 FTS in this potpourri field.
Walkin D Talk – Was well bet in both career starts without winning; he deserves one more shot facing all FTS.
Long Shot – Jason
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
Our Partner – Won for fun on the big class drop; Mike Mitchell drops him even further, a red flag for the fastest horse.
Absolute Glory – Won his first race in two years last time; despite the notch class rise, this group is not any tougher.
Long Shot – Fenice
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $44,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
Hawaiian Springs – Sandwiched between two good horses in last, Kettle River and The Program; is improving the right way.
Golden Itiz – Showed big improvement as a winning favorite in last; now takes the big step facing winners for the first time.
Long Shot – Mindblower
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Silver Heat – In the money all 3 turf tries, has the best turf resume in the field; flattered when Ruination won next out.
Tiz Smoke Tiz Fire – Ran evenly in career debut; tries turf for the first time and big rider switch to Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – Warrens Sweethoney
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Woman Warrior – Speedball figures to go for the jugular early under Mike Smith; catch her to win.
Heartless Vixen – Even return in last off a 11-month hiatus; figures to be much tighter in this second start back.
Long Shot – Lemon Supreme
Race 8 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Tuesdays With P – Adam Kitchingman is a solid baby trainer; great pedigree for a claimer by Ghostzapper.
Miss Nikki C. – Exits a bullet workout that tipped her hand; don’t mind the low percentage connections, it’s the horse dummy.
Long Shot – Gator At Fonz’s
Best Bet – Hawaiian Springs (race 5)
Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$10.80; Long Shots, 9/1/$12.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.60
Hollywood Park Totals – 68/15/$82.60; Long Shots, 34/2/$35.60; Best Bets, 4/2/$8.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 Doc On The Rock (2/1) in race 9 at Tampa Bay. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Jet Propulsion ran out at Calder. Stats – 80/57/$439.90