TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Journeyman – Speedy sort stetches back out around 2-turns; speed holds up much better at Hollywood Park.
Ringolevio – Just graduated, now facing winners for the first time; has to keep an eye on Journeyman.
Long Shot – Afleet Hopetown
Race 2 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds
Sticky Candy – Claimed by John Sadler off a decent effort; like that Rafael Bejarano takes the call.
Duke of Aspen – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Cerin adds blinkers on.
Long Shot – Papa Terry
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $10,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
Streets of Heaven – Both of his career wins came in Inglewood; faced much classier foes at Del Mar.
Smoke Cat – Logical chalk switches hands from Miyadi to Mike Mitchell; recent races, if repeated, are good enough.
Long Shot – Mr. Wolverine
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Amazombie – Been knocking on the door in four pretty good races; switches to synthetics tonight.
Alive for Six – Lost debut to an uncoupled stablemate; Joel Rosario takes over, expect some improvement.
Long Shot – Prince of Gotham
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), $50,000 Starine, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Dreamalong – Tough trip in last, this filly has a lot of talent; offers good value at 9/2 odds.
Minute Limit – Beaten favorite in the Ramser; had excuses, big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – Spirit Seeker
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $25,000, 2-year-olds
Coo Cachoo – Ran much better when offered for a price tag in last; these are his friends in here.
Swiss Arrogant – Another hoping a big class drop will shake things up; always get effort from Martin Pedroza.
Long Shot – Del Mar Truckee
Race 7 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
St Trinians – She is definitely a synthetic surface lover; who knows where Mike Mitchell can take her.
Gambler’s Justice – Speedball will try to upset on the engine; simple tactics for Smokin’ Joe Talamo.
Long Shot – Pretty Katherine
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $14,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Marquisite – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Joel Rosario for the money shot.
Prophetise – Bob Baffert cull has been close but no cigar lately; hard to keep out of the number.
Long Shot – Feed a Fever
Best Bet – St Trinians (race 7)
Hollywood Park Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$38.40; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 234/57/$362.40; Long Shots, 115/16/$166.00; Best Bets, 13/5/$18.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #6 Cromwell Alley (5/1) in race 9 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Tactical Fire at Turfway Park. Stats – 178/126/$975.80