TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Dizzy Up the Girl – Did a classic pop and stop in debut for Jeff Mullins; she has worked fast twice since and could improve.
Akella – Taking a step class drop off and even try last time facing much better; no one figures to run away from her today.
Long Shot – Overt N Out
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $33,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Dine At Nine – Speedball will try to make every pole a winning one; her lone mile turf try was a win over at Santa Anita.
Broad Try – Tepid favorite in a wide open heat; has not one drop of speed, so she’ll need to pass them all in the stretch.
Long Shot – Purrfectly Fitting
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Adarlyn Cat – Winner for Bob Baffert last time off a 2-month hiatus; she could still improve making her awful tough to handle.
Mama Lula – Making a surface switch from turf to Cushion Track; mare ran some better races off the claim by Bill Spawr.
Long Shot – Flower Fusion
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Vixana – Ran a winning race for this level last time out; if she repeats, she wins, if she improves, she will crush.
Linda Lou – Speedball did well in her debut 4-months ago in claiming company; facing tougher, she is still the quickest.
Long Shot – She’s Cheeky
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ransom Captive – Sharp win last time, gets a new rider in Rafael Bejarano for the injured Michael Baze; keeps moving forward.
Good Mood – Looked like a sure winner in deep stretch but just missed; Corey Nakatani for Baze, he is a stronger finisher.
Long Shot – Keladora
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Ann’s Plan – Did not run badly on turf despite being overmatched class wise; Jeff Mullins drops her back where she belongs.
La Mandonna – She is climbing up the class ladder on merit; no one is sharper than she is right now, career best form.
Long Shot – Twix
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Concerto’s Thunder – Second best twice in a row, may be his graduation day today; stretching out in distance for the first time.
Scibelli – Sleeper pick has faced better in Kentucky has last two starts; returns to SoCal to get his photo taken.
Long Shot – Dreamed Day
Race 8 – 6 furlongs (turf), $75,000 Robert K. Kerlan Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
Get Funky – Been away 2-months, but this should be a perfect tightener for Del Mar; his turf sprints are all top notch.
Sailors Sunset – Speedy sort does not have much of a turf resume; he’s capable of brilliant races mixed in with a few bad ones.
Long Shot – Jungle Prince
Race 9 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Excessive Dreamer – Lost all chance last time when he stumbled at the start; big rider switch to Rosario for the money shot.
Bad Big Al – Claimed 5-months ago by Doug O’Neill and put on ice; returns with main man Bejarano up, the one to beat.
Long Shot – Premium Punch
Best Bet – Vixana (race 4)
Hollywood Saturday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/6/$65.00; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Hollywood Totals – 883/204/$1,383.00; Long Shots, 448/43/$434.40; Best Bets, 52/21/$88.20