TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs,, Purse $11,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds
A Royal Tizzy – Clear winner over this kind in last; has enough back class where a repeat race is very doable.
Practical Magic – If any can steal this on the front end, it’s him; first off the claim for Peter Eurton.
Long Shot – Benezit
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $26,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds
Raiding Party – Speedy sort has the right jock to be forwardly placed; Felipe Valdez adds parimutuel value.
Welken – Logical chalk was claimed by the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; best though at 1-turn sprints.
Long Shot – Sunny Peace
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Maiden claiming $62,500, Fillies, 2-year-olds
No More Travellin’ – Slides down the claiming ladder to be the one to beat; won’t get a free trip though.
Sweet Hanni – FTS from Vladimir Cerin; bred to be quick and win early, watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – Fool’s Never Know
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Hold Fast – Was first meant to be a good one; those days are long gone, but this is a soft spot to graduate.
Halo’s Law – Logical chalk is strictly the one to beat; stretches back out around 2-turns.
Long Shot – Candy Paseana
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Blame the Wine – Few barns are going as hot now as A.C. Avila; offers outstanding value at 6/1 odds.
Lady Alex – Has improved a lot since claimed by John Sadler; tactical speed and post to sit a perfect trip.
Long Shot – Debating Society
Race 6 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $27,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds
Point Attended – Let’s put him on the lead and see what happens; more A. C. Avila power, barn on a roll.
Flashmans Papers – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; should see a wicked hot pace to close into.
Long Shot – Devil Cat M D
Race 7 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds and up
Bestdressed – His 6 career wins are the most in the field; loves Inglewood and is in top form now.
Enriched – Doug O’Neill wheels him back less than a week; ran a better than looked race in the Citation.
Long Shot – Sangaree
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Wilma Rules – For forgiving handicappers; big class dropper has been facing much tougher, gets Joel Rosario.
Bubbley Blonde – First off the claim by Melody Conlon; has run some speed figures fast enough to upset these.
Long Shot – Champagne Snob
Best Bet – A Royal Tizzy (race 1)
Hollywood Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/2/$13.20; Long Shots, 8/2/$20.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 219/53/$324.00; Long Shots, 108/16/$166.00; Best Bets, 12/5/$18.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #5 Tactical Fire (5/1) in race 2 at Turfway Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Weak Dollar Policy ran out at Aqueduct. Stats – 177/126/$975.80