TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $12,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Da Bomb – Beaten favorite has tactical speed to sit a perfect trip; will be the one to catch in the lane.
Maeve – Dead late closer was left with too much to do in last; big class drop can only him her cause.
Long Shot – Primadonna Pearl
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $40,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Haka – Christophe Clement barn is a puzzling 0-for-12 so far this meet; we know he sent out better talent than that.
Surprise Party – Filly has taken on the boys in England, and won; gets Garrett Gomez and Lasix, could be any kind.
Long Shot – Woman Warrior
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 2-year-olds
Familiar Shine – Did everything but win last time as a beaten choice; each field he faces gets a little slower.
Push Over – Outran his 12/1 odds when a fast closing second; ran by the chalk in last like he was a telephone pole.
Long Shot – Asnaan
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $38,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Setsuko – If he doesn’t win a race like this, he may never win; Richard Mandella adds blinkers on for the money shot.
Broken Tango – Got an education in debut for Bob Baffert; Martin Garcia lost the whip, but it didn’t cost him a win.
Long Shot – B. I. Guy
Race 5 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Outside Shot – Like the parking lot post in this elongated sprint; hard trying grinder will fight it out late.
Action in May – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; need not be much to beat these.
Long Shot – Brian the Bold
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Fleet Royale – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; reaching a now or never condition.
Sky Account – From parking lot post 10, has tactical speed to gain a position; loses Joel Rosario to Flashy Traveler.
Long Shot – Flashy Traveler
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $38,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Rainbow Goose – Has settled into a consistent, gritty turf performer; edge is a number of recent, solid efforts.
Compari – May be the most talented horse in the race; been away 8-months and is not a natural sprinter.
Long Shot – El Martillo
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 2-year-olds
Six Eighteen – Easy graduation win at 4/5 odds; facing winners for the first time, many of these are his friends.
Straightomidnight – A. C. Avila barn continues to cash paychecks left and right; figures to be part of the number.
Long Shot – Onemoreforarch
Best Bet – Setsuko (race 4)
Hollywood Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/6/$31.80; Long Shots, 8/2/$19.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Hollywood Totals – 378/97/$600.00; Long Shots, 185/28/$278.80; Best Bets, 22/11/$38.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #4 Fasola (5/2) in race 10 at Tampa Bay Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Kissa Melissa ran third at Aqueduct paying $2.20 to show. Stats – 186/134/$1,043.30