TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 7 furlongs, Purse $34,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds
Skyspy – Stretches out after a long sequence of 6-furlong races; has tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Reel Prime – This one is turning back in distance from 2-turn routes; suspect his best stride will come late.
Long Shot – Yankee Visionary
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $11,000, Claiming $8,000, 4-year-olds and up
Hemet – Was overmatched last time trying turf for the first time; Baltas returns him to his right class level.
Outside Looking In – Good effort last time and he appears to be sitting on a good race; winless in last two years.
Long Shot – Courtly Jazz
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $22,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Informed – Huge class drop running first time for a claiming price; has tactical speed to attend the early pace.
Angus – Surface switch from turf to Cushion track; was flattered in last when Minister Blair won right back.
Long Shot – Cut Trail
Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Vanaldi – Got bet last time and hardly ran an inch; Pupye switches to Bejarano to try and make a big difference.
Deputy Prize – At this bottom class level, the less starts the better; at 0-for-2, there is hope for redemption.
Long Shot – Black Magic
Race 5 – 7 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Claiming $12,500, 4-year-olds and up
Celtic Sword – Won last time in a solid effort; when Julio Canani gets them good, they stay good, value at 9/2 odds.
Cousins Lew – Speedy sort was claimed by Brian Koriner last time; has a ton of back class where a repeat race is possible.
Long Shot – Austie
Race 6 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ann’s Approval – Not sure why the red tag sale after a good try in last; Mendoza takes the blinkers off, adds Bejarano.
Molitta – Another plunging in class to face much easier; Cerin takes the weight off with bugboy Campos.
Long Shot – Warren’s Ballet
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $61,000, Optional claiming $125,000, 4-year-olds and up
Luhuk’s Dancer – Bejarano had choices and opted to ride for Carla Gaines; this is a horse who can be stakes caliber.
Zappa – Logical chalk was the pick of Joel Rosario who rode three in the field last time out; gets some class relief.
Long Shot – Mostacolli Mort
Race 8 – 5 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Soup Deeohdouble G – You’ll have a big advantage over me in seeing the odds board; wacky, open race to finish the pick 6.
Yoursmynanours – FTS gets a live rider in Joel Rosario; decent enough pedigree to win first time, watch the tote board.
Long Shot – Paradisi
Best Bet – Luhuk’s Dancer (race 7)
Hollywood Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/2/$15.60; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 747/176/$1,158.20; Long Shots, 378/36/$367.80; Best Bets, 44/20/$85.60