TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $38,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Princess Windsharp – Tepid chalk in an open turf route; after 8 turf starts, not sure how much more he’ll improve.
She’s Borracho – Ran in spots in her grass debut last out; Rafael Bejarano remains loyal, she could improve.
Long Shot – Damini
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Our Anastacia – May not be the best horse, but has the best rider, Joel Rosario; grinder in a very slow field.
Ms. G. I. Jane – NoCal shipper joins the Craig Dollase barn; has not run for a price tag since winning her maiden.
Long Shot – Angel of Mystery
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Duck River – Tepid chalk in another slow looking field; she’ll need to run a step faster than she did in last.
Phoenician Star – When the starters look this slow, you double check all the FTS; gets Joel Rosario up.
Long Shot – Pay the Gray
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Cafe Con Leche – Did everything but win last time in a nose defeat; repeat efforts puts him right there again.
Mr. Bossy Pants – Ran a career topper to break his maiden by a neck; key will be if he bounces or can move forward.
Long Shot – Smokenomore
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $38,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Warren’s R Ready – For forgiving handicappers; draw a line thru her last debacle and her prior races look good.
Princess Suances – Showed some of her potential winning her turf debut; may end up being her surface of choice.
Long Shot – Quid Non
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Bye Bye Hollywood – Won at this class level two races ago; consistent sort, finished first or second in 5-of-6 starts.
My Gal Candy – Ran well in last considering the kiss of death, broke thru the starting gate before the race.
Long Shot – Gambling Pokerface
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $40,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Ginello – His last two starts have shown a dramatic improvement; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Saint Paul – Logical chalk ran a career best in last; his 3 career wins are the most in the field.
Long Shot – Concerto’s Thunder
Race 8 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $38,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Unzip Me – Speedball draws a perfect post to leave from the wood; saves all the ground and duels late.
Bombina – Exits a better than looked race won by Michael’s Rose; turns back in distance, should see a hot early pace.
Long Shot – Bella Roja
Race 9 – 1 1/16th miles, $405,250 Hollywood Starlet, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Blind Luck – Big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano; looks like one very difficult heat, evenly matched field.
Amen Hallelujah – Richard Dutrow sent out 2 babies for this series; scratched the colt Saturday, we’ll see here.
Long Shot – Rose Catherine
Race 10 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
Smoke Cat – Crushing win in last versus this kind; if he repeats the race, he’ll crush them again.
Carson’s Copper – Did a classic pop and stop off a 7-month hiatus; big rider switch to Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – Acquire the Fire
Best Bet – Bye Bye Hollywood (race 6)
Hollywood Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$24.40; Long Shots, 9/3/$24.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Hollywood Totals – 426/112/$689.80; Long Shots, 209/31/$303.20; Best Bets, 25/13/$44.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #10 Big Sister (4/1) in race 9 at Hawthorne. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Roman Silver ran third at Turfway Park paying $2.40 to show. Stats – 189/136/$1,055.70