TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds
Seeuat Sticknstein – Like that Martin Garcia exits the favorite to ride for Mike Mitchell; good long term and short term.
Plantsite – Logical chalk ran a huge SoCal debut in last; could bounce, but is he doesn’t he can win this easy enough.
Long Shot – Towser
Race 2 – 5 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Forty Paces – FTS has shown a series of bullet workouts for career debut; watch the tote board for additonal clues.
Moonstruck Maya – One of 3 FTS in this tiny field; is the morning line favorite, mainly due to Joel Rosario up.
Long Shot – Advantage Player
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Tweebster – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry, suspect one of them will win; Martin Garcia gets the first choice.
Hog’s Hollow – Long overdue for graduation day; will save a ton of ground and try and grind it out late.
Long Shot – Premier Cru
Race 4 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,600, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Seductionist – Showed improvement in last in second career start; started slowly, finished fast, can keep improving.
Ghost Shadow – Disappointed in last, but her race two back is fast enough to upset; ground saving journey.
Long Shot – Harmony’s Hope
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $26,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Call Me Honcho – Huge changes to Doug O’Neill and Joel Rosario are not to be ignored; lots of room for improvement.
Gotham Devil – Don’t typically back maiden winners, but he has been well regarded; moved forward a lot on grass.
Long Shot – Eze Does It
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Madel – Dead late closer could see a sizzling pace to rally into; like that Joel Rosario opted to ride for Janet Armstrong.
Toro Bonito – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry in here; this is the longer priced of his two fillies.
Long Shot – Wenden
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $43,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Teamwork – Gutsy win in last off a 8-month hiatus; off slow, closed fast to just get up, has more in the gas tank.
Grace Upon Grace – Racing first time for a price tag; big class drop, rail post, point to major advantages.
Long Shot – Hammurabi
Race 8 – 5 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds
Defamed – Should maintain value with Paul Atkinson up; FTS from Jeff Mullins barn has shown he has some early speed.
Neighpom – Another FTS, the ones with experience look awful; like the stable name too, Vegas City Lights Racing.
Long Shot – Ribat
Best Bet – Call Me Honcho (race 5)
Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/5/$24.00; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00
Hollywood Park Totals – 611/172/$1,071.00; Long Shots, 299/32/$366.20; Best Bets, 36/20/$79.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #6 Al Muhtasib (5/1) in race 6 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Don’twait Toolong ran third at Monmouth Park paying $3.00 to show. Stats – 110/80/$572.70