TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 2-year-olds
Roar’s Dancer – Dan Hendricks adding blinkers on for the money shot; need not be much to beat these.
Straightomidnight – Good looking try in a turf route last out; back for a price tag and sprinting.
Long Shot – Cookie Rules
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Ballistic Heat – Beaten favorite ran a monster race two back; if he repeats that, he’ll beat these.
To The Penny – Drops down in class to face his friends again; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – Sidepocket Lou
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Proud Hillbilly – Just missed by a lip last time in a strong try; protected since two maiden claiming races.
Cafe Con Leche – Tough trip in last and is capable of doing much better; can clock the speed from the wideout.
Long Shot – Tom Bombadil
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Fund Raiser – Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry, the other gal is Elusive Allie; must time her move just right.
Khendum – FTS from John Shirreffs for Jerry Moss; not big on firing first time, have to win on inherent talent.
Long Shot – Gumption
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), $100,000 Miesque, Fillies, 2-year-olds
In the Slips – Euro invader appears to have the most class on grass; Garrett Gomez, whoe else, gets the call.
Forbidden Paradise – Like that Rafael Bejarano stays loyal off a miserable Oak Leaf; she must have hidden talent.
Long Shot – Full Mandate
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $52,000, 3-year-olds and up
M One Rifle – Has blazing speed so 6-furlongs, or less, are his best distances; plays catch me if you can.
Goldsville – Ran evenly in return off a 9-month hiatus; like that Rafael Bejarano remains loyal the the cause.
Long Shot – Big Bad Leroybrown
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $61,000, Optional Claiming $100,000, 3-year-olds and up
Quietly Mine – Many eastern horses are shipping west, has a ton of back class; 1-turns sprint are his gig.
Stoneside – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; exits multiple stakes races for a mid-level optional claimer.
Long Shot – Get Funky
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $52,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Mr. Hot Stuff – Been stuck in this NW1X allowance condition; appears to be facing slower horses each time out.
Kalookan Storm – Has improved a lot since claimed by A.C. Avila; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – Never
Race 9 – 1 1/4 miles (turf), $300,000 Hollywood Derby, 3-year-olds
Battle of Hastings – I thought for sure he was going to win last time; Gomez for Baze who is nursing a broken digit.
Take the Points – Todd Pletcher hopes this colt runs better than Cowboy Cal; has really come into his own on sod.
Long Shot – The Usual Q.T.
Race 10 – 6 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Domonation – Exits a key race chasing next out winners Conveyance and Brady Blue Eyes; ready to unpop a corker.
Zilarator – FTS from Bob Baffert who starts and uncoupled entry; bullet workouts and main man Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – Quiet Invader
Best Bet – Mr. Hot Stuff (race 8)
Hollywood Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/5/$22.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$6.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20
Hollywood Totals – 199/51/$310.80; Long Shots, 100/14/$145.40; Best Bets, 11/5/$18.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Weak Dollar Policy (2/1) in race 6 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Fly Down won at Churchill Downs paying $6.60 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats – 176/126/$975.80