TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Glory N Thehighest – Among those with experience, her resume looks best; ran a winning race for this low class in last.
Stitchit – Jack Van Berg maiden sight unseen for 7 months; she has finished second thrice, better than most in here.
Long Shot – Seacoast
Race 2 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Taint That a Cat – In a race this ugly, a horse like this looks like a standout; appears well suited for an elongated sprint.
Babu – Speedy sort makes a big come down in class; the Mig is good at nursing the early speed, see how far he can go.
Long Shot – The Unclean Spirit
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $13,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
Outside Looking In – He stretches back out around 2-turns and rallying into faster elongated sprints; will show more energy.
Spriggzee – The longer price of an uncoupled Jeff Mullins entry; did you see the result of Wednesday’s first race, look it up.
Long Shot – T J’s Dixie
Race 4 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Moves Like a Cat – Logical chalk has some early speed which could work on a cool Friday night; subtle class drop will help.
Stag On the Run – He is getting pretty long in the tooth, but he has some decent races on his resume; chance to rebound here.
Long Shot – Stern Wheeler
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Swift Demand – Got a test drive last time off a 13-month sabbatical; key for me is John Sadler hires Garrett Gomez for this.
Lit’sgoodlookngray – Logical chalk has run fast lately, but not fast enough to win; has not won since claimed by Jack Carava.
Long Shot – Swiss Ski
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Isabella’s Crown – Ran miserably last time in her turf debut; her races before that are average, but useful in this class drop.
Salah’s Jewels – Tepid chalk in a wide open, ugly affair; she hasn’t started in 10-months and is dropping from MSW for this.
Long Shot – Chaw Fire
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 20 feet), Purse $31,000, Claiming $32,000, 4-year-olds and up
Quest Venture – Been away 6-months, but is the quickest sprinter in the field; Joe Talamo will play catch me if you can.
Congo King – Logical chalk off a nice win in a turf sprint last time; he must overcome a speed bias with the rail out 20 feet.
Long Shot – Bodes Galaxy
Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Sunshine In – Failed miserably last time after a solid debut facing much tougher; if he rebounds to that, he can upset here.
Lotacat – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; figures to be a short price in a lousy field.
Long Shot – Maltese Tiger
Best Bet – Moves Like a Cat (race 4)
Hollywood Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/3/$37.80; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 931/214/$1,472.60; Long Shots, 473/45/$451.80; Best Bets, 55/22/$91.40