TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Gold Datnoid – Failed miserably off the claim by Frank Monteleone in last; suspect she wakes up today at a square price.
Categorize – Steve Knapp wins a lot of races with big drop down horses like this; her race two back could upset these.
Long Shot – Jazzerin
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
June My Love – May have moved prematurely in last before collapsing late; expect Bejarano to ride with a lot more patience.
Distant Victory – Logical chalk off a good looking debut try; sure to be overbet, Espinoza must save ground from a wide post.
Long Shot – Warrens Highroller
Race 3 – 5 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Golden Rocketship – The race is so inscrutable, I went with 3 fillies taking the big class drop from MSW to maiden claiming.
Keon – Showed a hint of early speed in her debut; like that Joe Talamo remains loyal despite finishing up the racetrack.
Long Shot – Crystal Got Even
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $13,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
Trust Nobody – Did everything but win last time in a strong performance; Nakatani saves all the ground and grinds it out late.
Norway House – Consistent sort has cashed many paychecks lately without winning; gets the weight off with bugboy Campos.
Long Shot – Herbie Love
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $27,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Mama Luc – Beaten favorite has a good chance to redeem herself here; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip and grind late.
Mud Sweat ‘n Tears – Exits a fast paced 1-turn elongated sprint; should enjoy today’s slower pace and sit a bit closer.
Long Shot – Sheza Maneater
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Kearns Prints – Brian Koriner colt did a classic pop and stop in debut 7-months ago; like that Rafael Bejarano takes the call.
Honouramongfriends – Was favored in career debut at Del Mar while facing a talented MSW field; Mullins barn has been red hot.
Long Shot – Vulcan
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $37,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
No Ka Oi – Reclaimed by Julio Canani, one of the best trainer angles to follow; she has the best closing kick in the field.
Ms Wonder Woman – Clever class drop by Sean McCarthy; she could get an easy lead and be tough to reel in late.
Long Shot – Whatsitgonnatake
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $26,000, Maiden claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
El Supremo – Like the big trainer switch to Rafael Becerra; subtle class drop will help this guy too, be along in time.
Delicato – Has been rushed a bit in his last two starts; would like to see Joe Talamo ride with a bit more patience.
Long Shot – Onetimeatbandcamp
Best Bet – Kearns Prints (race 6)
Hollywood Sunday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/2/$9.00; Long Shots, 9/1/$24.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 654/163/$1,071.80; Long Shots, 331/33/$346.40; Best Bets, 38/19/$80.20