TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Suziqcutie – Her race two back is fast enough to upset these; third start off a 4-month sabbatical.
Bubbley Blonde – Crushing win in last off the claim by Melody Conlon; has enough back class to repeat.
Long Shot – Debating Society
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Zohan – Like the turn back in distance from 2-turn routes for this elongated sprint; late energy wins it.
Price – In a field this poor, you have to look twice at a FTS; like that live rider Joe Talamo is up.
Long Shot – Delago
Race 3 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
Orientation Hall – Claimed by Jim Barnes, former Bob Baffert aide; consistent sort need not be much tonight.
Warrens Flyin High – Second start off a 2-month hiatus; grinder has shown that he likes it in Inglewood.
Long Shot – Lardog
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Stash – Has the look of lone speed, the best bet in horse racing; Garrett Gomez should send and sit.
Gilded Gem – Facing winners for the first time; sharp MSW debut win, big task stepping up in class.
Long Shot – Stunningly
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $38,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Universal Peace – Neil Drysdale adds blinkers on for the money shot; 3 close calls in his last 3 starts.
No Stadium – Finished right behind the favorite last time; not much separation in a wide open affair.
Long Shot – Megastar
Race 6 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
Autocue – Dead late closer turns back in distance from 2-turn routes for this elongated sprint; best stride late.
Mr. Wolverine – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; has a ton of back class to repeat his last good effort.
Long Shot – Smooth and Savvy
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $40,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Tamarack Smarty – Sharp MSW win, facing winners for the first time; main drawback will be the outside post.
Red Sun – Another graduate of his MSW win; tactical speed to sit a good trip, flattered when Amazombie won next out.
Long Shot – Renegade Storm
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Moonskipper – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; best stride will come late.
Led Advantage – Off slow in last, made her job a lot tougher; if she breaks clean, she has a huge shot.
Long Shot – Domestic Blush
Best Bet – Suziqcutie (race 1)
Hollywood Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$19.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00
Hollywood Totals – 393/102/$619.80; Long Shots, 193/28/$278.80; Best Bets, 23/12/$41.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #7 Silky Serenade (9/5) in race 6 at Fair Grounds. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Fasola won at Tampa Bay Downs paying $4.40 to win, $3.00 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats – 187/135/$1,053.30