TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $9,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Harmony Creator – Her last 3 races are all fast enough to win here; saves all the ground under Tyler Baze.
Sunset Tijuana – Slow into stride rallying under Rafael Bejarano; will sit closer on the stretch out.
Long Shot – Martita’s Rose
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $37,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
King of the Green – Bejarano affects every race, whether you like his horse or not; Koriner barn has been hot.
River Lord – Chance to be lone speed in this turf route; he faltered in his last 2, but the pace will be slower.
Long Shot – Degreko
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $37,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Lowther Street – Hard to be 4-wide all the way around in a 5-horse field; big rider switch to Bejarano.
Aitcho – Test drive in debut for John Shirreffs; suspect a much stronger second effort, green light race.
Long Shot – Hiya Silver
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Grace Gryder – Draw a line thru the Miesque and she has a fair resume; will be grinding in the stretch.
Bright Abyss – Poor start hurt her chances in last; she slides down to the lowest class of her brief career.
Long Shot – Thelma Rose
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $38,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 2-year-olds
Kelly Leak – On paper, the one thing that can beat him is the post. is meant to be a confidence builder.
Flashmans Papers – Leap of faith that this colt can recover from a bad Keeneland experience; that man Bejarano.
Long Shot – Jack Flash
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Just Charmed – Good looking debut for an off the board try; should tighten up and be tough to handle.
Drake Lake – FTS from John Sadler, he attracts Bejarano to ride; win early pedigree, watch the tote.
Long Shot – Raise the River
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 20 feet0, Purse $39,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Gooch’s Dream – His two turf races show a good affinity for green; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
North Fork – Got crushed in a quick run race last time; first time turf, unknown how he’ll handle it.
Long Shot – Kbello
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Voodoo’s Vision – Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low level; can sit a tactical trip.
Suarez – Speedball has one option for winning, on the Bill Dailey; Sam Scolamieri is 0-for-19 wins in 2008.
Long Shot – Kelleys Kitchen
Best Bet – Kelly Leak (race 5)
Hollywood Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/3/$17.60; Long Shots, 8/1/$18.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 425/111/$754.80; Long Shots, 218/22/$218.20; Best Bets, 24/11/$40.00