TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Magic Lantern – She has synthetic surface experience in England; showed some ability in two U.S. turf tries.
DElegance – Tepid chalk is strictly a leap of faith on Bob Baffert and Martin Garcia; has not show much talent.
Long Shot – Tiz Misty
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Honey Bunch – Joel Rosario exits a John Sadler to ride for David Hofmans; beaten chalk is capable of better.
Zohrah – Ran evenly in debut for Michael Pender; key for me was Rafael Bejarano rode, must have shown a.m. talent.
Long Shot – East Lake Shore
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $29,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Malibu Artiste – Logical chalk takes a subtle notch drop in class; has really improved since claimed by Mark Glatt.
My Aunt Franny – Transfers from turf to synthetics tonight; she closed fast facing cheaper stock at Golden Gate.
Long Shot – Forever My Love
Race 4 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $29,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Hasty Trend – Has proven he does not need the lead to succeed; can sit off Living Word and grind it out late.
Brenthurst – Was overmatched in a first level allowance in last; like that he is spotted back with friends today.
Long Shot – Living Word
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Scofield Barracks – Dead late closer might sit a hair closer today under Joel Rosario; bad habit of tardy starts.
The Bat Signal – Sure to be overbet off a sharp second in last; second start off an 8-month hiatus.
Long Shot – Mensa Heat
Race 6 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $34,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Jaws n Paws – Exits a pretty salty group in last; runs first time for a price tag, very comfortable spot.
Shesoprovocative – Suspect speedball tactics from the favorite tonight; drop in class for a price tag tonight.
Long Shot – Pay for Play
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
Domonation – Still eligible for first level allowance condition despite stakes starts; should be closing like a banshee.
Gray Zulu – Speedball from the rail has shown steady improvement; no subtle tactics for David Flores.
Long Shot – Thomas Baines
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), $100,000 Will Rogers, 3-year-olds
Macias – Equally adept over turf or synthetics; has natural speed, but can sit just off the pace if asked.
Bogie – Dead late closer has woke up big time on grass; Alex Solis returns from Kentucky to ride for Paddy Gallagher.
Long Shot – Leroys Dynameaux
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,600, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Blue Tango – Big rider switch to Joel Rosario for the money shot; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.
Kahlua Mist – Brice Blanc likes to take hold and make one run; was well bet in last when ran evenly.
Long Shot – Loaded Gun
Best Bet – Domonation (race 7)
Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/6/$46.80; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 660/187/$1,177.40; Long Shots, 323/33/$377.40; Best Bets, 39/22/$89.800
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #2 Flamin Hot (2/1) in race 10 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, well make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Jackson Bend ran out at Monmouth Park. Stats – 113/80/$572.70