HORSE RACING

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

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