TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Jazzerin – Taking a small, but significant, class drop to face these; was able to sit closer to the pace last time out.
Lady Disdain – I like horses turning back in distance like this mare; she figures to settle and find her best stride late.
Long Shot – Smooch
Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Salah Mrs. D – Been away 16-months, but has a better resume than any filly in the field; only question is if she’s ready.
My Sister Laureen – Distant second last time to a 9-length winner; bugboy Martinez figures to sit a trip and grind late.
Long Shot – Heavenly n’ Free
Race 3 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Tizsong – He will try and pop the gate and play catch me if you can; Tyler Baze will go as fast and as far as he can.
Texas Devil – Good second in last, now taking a small, but significant, drop in class; will stalk close up and grind late.
Long Shot – Otisisgold
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $17,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up
Gary’s Got Rhythm – Question is if he can repeat his last race, easily fast enough to beat these; cheap horses seldom repeat.
Norway House – He is extremely consistent for a bottom level claimer; old guy has been in the money in 25-of-43 career starts.
Long Shot – Clarence Beeks
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $53,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Chelcee’s Hope – Favored because Mike Mitchell switches to the main man Rafael Bejarano; she’s not as clear cut as that.
Shebang – She is stretching back out around 2-turns for the first time in a while; Solis will be forwardly placed throughout.
Long Shot – Sangay
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Warren’s R Ready – Ran a winning race in last for this low class level; note that she was 2-lengths clear of the third horse.
Heaven Tonight – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; exits a bullet work and gets Espinoza.
Long Shot – High Performance
Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Wheaton Hall – He is a feisty sort who is distance challenged; however, at this $40k claiming price and 6-furlongs, he fits.
Make Mine Vodka – Closed fast and strong to win at 16/1 odds last time; will see plenty of early speed again to flatter him.
Long Shot – Rudeameanie
Race 8 – 1 mile (turf), $100,000 Flawlessly, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Starry Pursuit – Let’s take a shot at an upsetter stretching out in distance; expect Joel Rosario to take back for one run.
Lethal Heat – Logical chalk facing a lot of up and comers tonight; she fought hard to win last time in a slow paced stakes.
Long Shot – Sweeter Still
Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Happy Prayer – Draw a line thru the last lousy finishh he was eased in the stretch; turns back in distance, expect better.
King Kang – The less starts the better at this drastic bargain basement price; Ted West adds blinkers on for this challenge.
Long Shot – Arabian Storm
Best Bet – Warren’s R Ready (race 6)
Hollywood Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$43.00; Long Shots, 8/1/$12.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 829/194/$1,282.40; Long Shots, 421/40/$409.00; Best Bets, 49/20/$85.60