TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 5 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Cayanna – Rafael Bejarano burned a ton of bettor’s money on Saturday; he could get the Angel Cordero, Jr. NY treatment soon.
Deo’s Secret – Ran the best speed figure of the lot in last; still it’s hard to accept short odds from a low percentage barn.
Long Shot – Chk Chk Boom
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $44,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
All Due Respect – Showed class in chasing Blind Luck and Tanda; Mike Smith gave a Hall of Fame ride on Drosselmeyer to win the Belmont.
Our Road Scholar – A. C. Avila barn is cooling off a few degrees; still there is enough in the gas tank to make a mark in here.
Long Shot – Broken Silence
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds
Mr. Saturdaynight – Ran like a short horse in last off a 3-month hiatus; class drop and race should tighten him up.
Strikingly Sinful – Lost precious ground at the start in last; reunited with Victor Espinoza who knows his quirks very well.
Long Shot – Coo Cachoo
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Blue Tambourine – Nearly wired the field last out in a good try; draws inside to save ground and could be lone early speed.
Good Vibration – Well bet in both career starts despite minor awards; tries turf and route for first time under Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – First Settler
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
Bestdressed – Ran too good to lose in the Tiznow for Cal-breds; tries open company again while in top form.
New Bay – Dangerous off the claim by top trainer Mike Mitchell; the tote board will be singing if live under Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – Charm N Chuck
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Fly Boy – Sharp win last time, like him despite Rafael Bejarano getting off; shown steady improvement for trainer Doug O’Neill.
Sammy’s a Runnin’ – Was raising a ruckus in last when ran out of ground; parking lot post to clock the early speed.
Long Shot – Detroit Donnie
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $53,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up
Riviera Cocktail – Liked his win last time and he may finally be getting it; has had the potential to be a good one.
Meteore – Rafael Bejarano leaves Riviera Cocktail to ride for Richard Mandella; first off the bench in 6 months.
Long Shot – Great Siege
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Switch – Best time to upset a champion is either off the shelf or exiting a taxing win; in receipt of 10 pounds today.
Blind Luck – How she won the KY Oaks remains an optical illusion; she lives dangerous but keeps getting the job done.
Long Shot – Antares World
Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,600, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
The Full Lavino – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.
Scrutinizing Kat – Ran a winning race for this bottom barrel class in last; if he improves one step, he can upset here.
Long Shot – Our Juke Box Hero
Best Bet – All Due Respect (race 2)
Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/5/$30.20; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$5.00
Hollywood Park Totals – 511/144/$926.00; Long Shots, 251/25/$289.20; Best Bets, 30/15/$63.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Swing Music (2/1) in race 3 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Next May ran out at Monmouth Park. Stats – 104/75/$556.30