TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $40,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ruffled Feathers – Should see an ideal pace if Justincredible and There Goes Gee Gee battle; will fly fast late.
There Goes Gee Gee – Has a sparkling 3-of-5 wins over grass; has shown she can sit just off the early pacesetter.
Long Shot – Wood Art
Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 2-year-olds
Driveliketiger – What a name for today’s Tiger Woods current events; speedy sort plays catch me if you can.
Icey Temper – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; was well bet last time.
Long Shot – Deem
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Southern Orchid – Interesting NoCal shipper attracts Rafael Bejarano for Jerry Hollendorfer; stalks and pounces.
You Can Dream – Doug O’Neill is winning more races at Philly Park than in SoCal; big shot on his best effort.
Long Shot – Carnival Queen
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $12,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Recess – Lost all chance with a stumble start in last; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.
Stanford Dolly – Solid second in last, fast enough to win today if repeated; like the switch to Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – Gula Gold
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Dinnr With Nikki C – Goes 2-turns for the first time; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano, a big time closer.
Victory Dash – Stretches out around 2-turns for the second time; has sprinter pedigree, but these are slowpokes.
Long Shot – Right to Work
Race 6 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Discontent – Barn switch from Bobby Frankel to Jenine Sahadi; she knows what to do with a good horse.
Quoted – Intriguing claim by Doug O’Neill; speed figures say he should be worth the $40K claim tag.
Long Shot – Horowitz
Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
Usurp – Needs aggressive handling, thus is reunited with Rafael Bejarano; tactical speed to sit a trip.
Long Shot – Strong finish, game win in last; seems that Hollywood is a favored track with 2-of-3 career wins here.
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $14,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Marquet Rebel – Been away 5-months; returns for Peter Eurton who has had a hot meet so far, grinding late.
Zohan – Don’t mess with the Zohan; has had 3 chances in these conditions since claimed by Peter Miller.
Long Shot – Fortunate Victory
Best Bet – Usurp (race 7)
Hollywood Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$21.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$12.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00
Hollywood Totals – 301/69/$434.40; Long Shots, 147/22/$226.80; Best Bets, 17/8/$27.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #8 High Five Gal (5/2) in race 5 at Penn National. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Ibboyee won at Aqueduct paying $6.90 to win, $3.10 to place and $2.40 to show. Stats – 182/130/$1,026.70