HORSE RACING

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 7:05 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $46,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Call Me Dutchess – An eventful debut to run a game second; had a parking lot post 13 and traffic.

Subpoena the Dress – Even run in debut, likely to improve second time out; exits some good workouts.

Long Shot – Irridescent Red

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $12,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Dixie Magic – No one is riding better now than Joel Rosario; figures to stalk the pace and finish well.

Irish Express – Speedball figures to go to the lead despite Brice Blanc; Steve Knapp likes to drop and win.

Long Shot – Snow on Christmas

Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds and up

Daylight Storm – Of the ones with experience, he looks best; Alex Solis for the suspended Rafeal Bejarano.

Sammy’s a Runnin’ – FTS from the Art Sherman barn; by Swiss Yodeler, one that got away from Mike Harrington.

Long Shot – Cat Calloway

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds

White Lace Jimmy – Claimed by Adam Kitchingman off a big win for Mark Glatt; repeat effort can win this.

Flatter Me Again – Speedball is a sprinter stretching out around 2-turns; plays catch me if you can.

Long Shot – Overtime Victory

Race 5 – 1 1/4 miles (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $50,000, Optional claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

Ghetto – Should get a nice stalking trip from post 2; tactical speed will help with the rail out 20 feet.

Nitro Active – Tepid chalk in an open turf route; rail hugging trip for Rosario, he’ll save some for the end.

Long Shot – Harlene

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Fall Forest – Woke up with a huge effort last time under Joel Rosario; repeat effort can win this.

Cinnamon Drive – Interesting invader from Gulfstream joins the Julio Canani barn; is dropped down accordingly.

Long Shot – Foxy Approval

Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Schill – Closed gamely to win a turf sprint last time; will need a sharp early pace to set her up.

Heathersdaddysbaby – She has early gas if Victor Espinoza steps on the pedal; a proven grass lover.

Long Shot – Carmel Coffee

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Moon Over Malibu – Shortens up after a brutal try last time; blinkers off, expect much better tonight.

Christy’s Bullet – Twice beaten chalk may surprise at a better price; fast enough to be right there again.

Long Shot – Patiently

Best Bet – Daylight Storm (race 3)

Hollywood Park Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/3/$22.40; Long Shots, 6/2/$16.60; Best Bet, 1/1/$12.60

Hollywood Park Totals – 666/159/$1,132.00; Long Shots, 331/57/$616.40; Best Bets, 37/13/$61.80

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #2 Chinese Whisper (5/2) in race 7 at Belmont Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Ivory Empress won at Churchill downs paying $4.40 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Stats – 90/72/$540.50

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