TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Sixcess – Speedball from the Ron Ellis barn will try to bottom out the field; plays catch me if you can.
Pocosin’s Game Boy – Grinding win last time; Michael Baze for Rafael Bejarano who is starting his vacation.
Long Shot – Haraldo
Race 2 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $22,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Lemon – Big rider switch to Corey Nakatani for the money shot; he figures to sit a perfect stalking trip.
Russian Liquor – Speedball draws the advantageous rail in this turf sprint; Agapito figures to send hard.
Long Shot – Exotic Story
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Silent Stalk – Won the speed duel but lost the battle late in last; she could find it easier on the lead.
Air Fair – Trouble trip points her out as a dangerous foe; figures to stalk the pace and fire late.
Long Shot – Pinkarella
Race 4 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $38,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
A Lil Dumaani – Stupid ride last time when dueled into submission; he’s proven he can rate and take back.
Angelonmyshoulder – Neil Drysdale has an uncoupled entry so he will be dangerous in here; turns back in distance.
Long Shot – Belafonte
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $8,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
Yes He’s a Pistol – He’s been ridden kind of tentatively by Joe Talamo; he needs to put him in the race sooner.
Sure Thing Eva – Leap of faith that this cheapie from the John Sadler barn has something left.
Long Shot – Moonlit Habit
Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $37,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Joking Sam – Bob Baffert has been improving all the Ron McAnally horses that have come into his barn.
Hold Fast – This colt is bred to go long and should turf with this pedigree; adds Lasix and Garrett Gomez.
Long Shot – Indian Love
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds
Quityerbellyaching – Dead late closer should be the beneficiary of a fast pace; Pedroza sits and waits.
KBello – Like the turn back in distance where he could sit just off the pace; big meet for Brian Koriner.
Long Shot – Stormy Game
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), $150,000 Dahlia Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Vacare – Grade 1 turf horse faces a slightly softer group today; a big field can always create traffic problems.
Valbenny – Dead late closer from the formidable Bobby Frankel barn; she too will sit in arrears and fire late.
Long Shot – Lady Digby
Race 9 – 7 furlongs, Purse $12,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Taleitlikeitain’t – Slides down the claiming ladder to this bottom level; Eric Guillot won a race yesterday.
Winning Yield – Getting long in the tooth, but he keeps cashing paychecks; will be finishing fastest of all.
Long Shot – Don’s Early Flight
Best Bet – Silent Stalk (race 3)
Hollywood Saturday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/1/$2.80; Long Shots, 9/2/$19.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 633/167/$1,089.20; Long Shots, 321/42/$458.40; Best Bets, 37/17/$63.80