HORSE RACING

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

Summers At Delmar – Key is claim by Julio Canani; he can turn a horse around as good as any one in the business.

Sgt. Hitchens – When the horses with experience look this bad, one way to go is with the FTS; Drysdale and Bejarano.

Long Shot – Churchonsunday

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Starter Allowance $20,000, 2-year-olds

That Ol’blackmagic – Crushing win first off the claim by Mike Mitchell; he apppears to have much more room to grow.

Ministers Altarboy – Won an abbreviated sprint in debut; stretching out around 2-turns in that won’t be an easy task.

Long Shot – Ur Turn Dubai

Race 3 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $42,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Don’t Forget Faith – Ben Cecil takes the blinkers off for this; she is a better filly than showed in last.

Birdie Birdie – She beat tougher at Del Mar, now moves up a class; saves all the ground and grinds late.

Long Shot – Alpine Yodel

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

You Can Dream – Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a slow victory; she can run faster and may be dangerous in here.

Kimmyv – Impressive maiden claiming win; suspect Bob Baffert filly won be exposed for a price tag for a while.

Long Shot – Terrify

Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

Camp Victory – Was flattered when both Macias and Via Verde won next out; bred to move forward on sod.

Oceanographer – Ran a winning race in defeat last time; we’ll see which colt shows up today.

Long Shot – Do What U Dare

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up

Scottish Diamond – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class level; appears to be much the best.

Steady Demand – Tactical speed to sit a perfect trip; got caught up in an unnecessary speed duel last time.

Long Shot – Public Image

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $32,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

Sartorial – Dead late closer should see a solid pace to close into; third start off a 8-month hiatus.

Knockout Artist – Gets huge class relief to face a much easier group; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

Long Shot – Polonius

Race 8 – 7 furlongs, $100,000 Hollywood Prevue, 2-year-olds

American Lion – Was flattered when Positive Split won next out; bred to get better as the distances lengthen.

Indian Firewater – Bob Baffert has a tough uncoupled entry; suspect one will press forward, the other will take back.

Long Shot – Macias

Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Extra Energy – Huge class drop to face a much easier task; was well bet in last despite a disappointing effort.

Nena Ideal – Key for me is Rafael Bejarano takes the call; ran evenly in debut, may be a hidden test drive.

Long Shot – Bonnie Brown Eyes

Best Bet – That Ol’blackmagic (race 2)

Hollywood Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$13.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$8.00; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00

Hollywood Totals – 83/21/$116.60; Long Shots, 41/5/$51.00; Best Bets, 5/2/$6.60

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #6 Mike From Queens (8/5) in race 3 at the Meadowlands. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Friday, Smirk ran out at Charles Town. Stats – 171/125/$962.80

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