TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/8th miles (turf), Purse $43,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Asperity – Good second in a hard fought race last time; colt is much better on turf than synthetic surfaces.
Westerly Magic – Logical chalk has won twice and keeps climbing the class ladder; this will be a stern test.
Long Shot – Man to Man
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Noble Courage – Career best race in last and appears ready for his photo; flattered when Solo Performance won.
Taleitlikeitain’t – Been away 4-months, but faced much better at Del Mar; watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – Greygarious
Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
Held Up – There is a ton of early speed, Clinton Potts can get a perfect stalking trip; may be a Potts double.
Primary Notice – Been away 15-months, but Cliff Sise has good stats in that category; returns on the drop.
Long Shot – Indian Weaver
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $8,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ann’s Plan – Bill Spawr drops her into a win or else spot; away 3-months, she ran well twice in Inglewood.
Early Anna – Second best in last facing a similar group; she’s better than that and could move forward again.
Long Shot – Ju Ju Baby
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $38,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Schill – She prefers to to hunt rather than be the hunted; will have a moving target today in Held Fast.
Carmel Coffee – Wide trip last time when in the 4-path throughout; if she saves any ground, she’ll move forward.
Long Shot – Ashton Girl
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds
Delaware Doe – Looks like a Garrett Gomez special; he has a way of taking horses back and making one run.
Trainspotting – May be the toughest race in the pick 6; speedy sort fought hard dueling a fast pace in last.
Long Shot – The Bat Signal
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $43,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Double Dip – Like that Gomez takes the call; her race two back is the one Garrett is hoping to emulate.
Forest Melody – Speedy sort will be dangerous if left alone too long; she is overdue to run a big one.
Long Shot – Exquisite
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $37,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Joking Sam – Was improving under Ron McAnally, Bob Baffert puts the icing on the cake; be along in time.
Candy Arches – Speedball switches from Chantal Sutherland to Rafael Bejarano; this only depresses her odds.
Long Shot – Savu
Best Bet – Noble Courage (race 2)
Hollywood Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/3/$17.20; Long Shots, 8/3/$20.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 385/90/$600.60; Long Shots, 196/28/$327.60; Best Bets, 23/12/$52.80