HORSE RACING

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

D C Tapit – Big rider switch to Garrett Gomez for the money shot; saves all the ground and rallies late.

Party Hard – Three straight seconds points him out; will find out if it’s seconditis or he breaks through.

Long Shot – The Usual Q. T.

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

If It Stays Fair – Was overmatched in the Khaled last time; is dropped way down in class to win.

Distinctive Afleet – Tepid favorite in an intriguing race; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

Long Shot – Bullya

Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Wendoffer – Leap of faith that Julio Canani has her ready off a 11-month hiatus; key vote of Garrett Gomez.

Inspired Storm – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this very winable spot; ran better over synthetics.

Long Shot – Alex B. Good

Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Island Run – Flew home last time to just miss; figures to enjoy the extra bit of ground tonight.

Baroda Court – Sometimes the less races the better in this NW2L condition; still has an upside.

Long Shot – Too Much Heat

Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

Maui Mark – Proven nimble on both turf or synthetic; an Unusual Heat, he has a big closing late kick.

Slam Slew – Speedball will try and bottom out the field; Mandella colt has only one way of going.

Long Shot – Ron Bob and Dave

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

Quality Plus – Ran like a good thing in debut until running on fumes late; should be tighter for this.

I Want My Money – Good education in his debut; Jeff Mullins babies typically improve with experience.

Long Shot – Turbo Energy

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $50,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

Carona Time – Exits a key race where he was a stride late; key will be if there is enough early pace.

Gothic Samurai – Interesting U.S. invader from Neil Drysdale; must have been a bleeder, Lasix on.

Long Shot – Angus

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $13,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up

Satellite – Ran into a buzzsaw last time or he would have won again; repeat effort could crush these.

Hajji’s Honor – Sharp win on the drop for Brian Koriner; interesting that he opts to drop him again.

Long Shot – Kingsfield

Race 9 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), $100,000 San Clemente Handicap, 3-year-olds

Flashmans Papers – Was ill-suited for the Arlington Classic; his best races are all at home in SoCal.

Massone – Logical chalk off big tries in graded stakes; Garrett Gomez rode him in his best finishes.

Long Shot – Arden Park

Race 10 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Itlee – Ran OK first time for a price tag; slides down another notch and figures to improve some more.

Spendamillionbux – Ran well first time off the claim by Melody Conlon; Joel Rosario must save some ground.

Long Shot – Sovereign Lord

Best Bet – Quality Plus (race 6)

Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/6/$32.60; Long Shots, 10/2/$11.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.80

Hollywood Park Totals – 633/154/$1,094.60; Long Shots, 317/55/$599.80; Best Bets, 35/12/$49.20

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #9 Move Same Move (3/1) in race 10 at Arlington Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Battle of Hastings won at Colonial Downs paying $7.40 to win, $4.40 to place and $3.40 to show. Stats – 88/70/$523.10

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