HORSE RACING

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

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