HORSE RACING

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time 1:20 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $61,000, Allowance, 4-year-olds and up

Tybalt – Part of uncoupled Bobby Frankel entry that appears to have this 5-pack over a barrel; Rafael Bejarano gets this one.

Heroi Do Bafra – Ran extremely well in defeat in the Inglewood at 11/1 odds; he has hinted at more, but has not done better.

Long Shot – Knockout Artist

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Sweet Roseman – Won for $25k for Frank Monteleone and now is dropped in class; key for me is Victor Espinoza remains loyal.

Spanish Heat – Has chased Sweet Roseman two races ago, she too is taking a big class drop; looks who is riding her, Bejarano.

Long Shot – Elsie Jo

Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $53,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

Kilderry – Logical chalk gets the meet leading rider Bejarano; just missed last time and is now facing an easier group.

Meer Kat – I know the connections like him a lot, but he has badly underachieved; freshened 7-weeks, is well spotted to win.

Long Shot – Guts

Race 4 – 5 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Silar Rules – Leap of faith that her bullet workout two back is an indicator of her ability; homebred for J. Paul Reddam.

Irish Gypsy – Tepid chalk in a race full of unknowns, there are 7 FTS; Bob Baffert is winning more here than in Arcadia.

Long Shot – Turtle Creek Babe

Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $24,000, Claiming $20,000, 4-year-olds and up

Sorta Gold – Even effort last time facing better; third start off a 2-month hiatus could be an improvement, like Joel Rosario.

Frankelstein – Red flag drop from a tough allowance to facing $20k claimers; Marty Jones may win the purse, lose the horse.

Long Shot – Fantastic Meeting

Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Chosen Royalty – Sorry for picking so much chalk, but that’s the way it looks; exits a stakes for a first level allowance.

Chocolate Lava – Better than looked effort in last when attending a hot pace and held well; second start off a 7-month hiatus.

Long Shot – Two Time Won

Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $36,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

The Big One – If Tybalt wins the first race, keep a good eye on this rail horse; will save all the ground for Martin Pedroza.

Potential – In such a wide open race, you need to include Bejarano, especially on the race favorite; be part of the mix.

Long Shot – Westerly Magic

Race 8 – 1 5/8th miles, $100,000 Gallant Man Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

Big Booster – The longer they go, the more this old guy likes it; another successful claim by Mitchell, be along in time.

Tissy Fit – Won off the claim by John Sadler, is aggressively placed, and for good reason; respect a strong Sadler entry.

Long Shot – Jade’s Revenge

Race 9 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

Premium Quality – Reunited with the Mig who rode him to his best finish two back; tries turf for the first time.

British Medium – Has shown promise in two starts, both well spaced apart; he may have issues but has shown ability.

Long Shot – Magna Cum Laude

Best Bet – Big Booster (race 8)

Hollywood Saturday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$31.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60

Hollywood Totals – 474/122/$793.20; Long Shots, 240/21/$223.40; Best Bets, 27/14/$60.40

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