HORSE RACING

TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

By Richard Eng

Post Time noon

Race 1 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $62,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Sleepin In – Speedball will be aided by the temporary turf rail out 10 feet; the race shape appears to favor her too.

Solar Miss – Logical chalk draws a parking lot post, which today will hurt her by a couple lengths; must not dilly dally.

Long Shot – Gloria Goodbody

Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $62,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

Star Time – Bob Baffert babies typically improve a lot the second time out; is bred to be a good one, no distance limits.

Ksar Ghilane – Beaten chalk stopped like he got a flat tire on the I-15; like the turn back in distance for this Frankel.

Long Shot – Victor’s Cry

Race 3 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $44,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up

Carman – He is a good example of a professional maiden who finally figured things out; the race shape flatters his style.

Giovanni – Unlike the first turf sprint where there is no early pace, there is plenty of gas in here; class relief and Gomez.

Long Shot – Kingdom Come

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, $100,000 Landaluce, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Cosmic Queen – She crushed many of these last time; the key is if she improves a step, if so, she’s the most likely winner.

Trifecta King – Was second best to Cosmic Queen in debut, then she improved to graduate; 2-YO can improve by leaps and bounds.

Long Shot – Emmy Darling

Race 5 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), $250,000 American Handicap, 3-year-olds and up

Daytona – Stubbed his toe at the Fair Grounds, but otherwise has been unbeatable; proven to be formidable in the stretch.

Heroi Do Bafra – Bobby Frankel has an uncoupled entry in here, and this is the longer price at 8/1; will be flying late.

Long Shot – Hyperbaric

Race 6 – 7 furlongs, Purse $66,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

Bullsbay – Been away 3-months, should be fresh and fit; like the turnback in distance, Victor Espinoza opted to ride colt.

Cost of Freedom – Hate the rail post in this elongated sprint; tactical speed for Gomez to protect his post or take back.

Long Shot – Cherokee Tear

Race 7 – 7 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

Dr. J J – Sure to be overlooked off a modest maiden claiming win; he flew late to win after hopping in the air at the start.

Pictural – Favorite is strictly the one to beat; like the turn back in distance from a 2-turn route for an elongated sprint.

Long Shot – Syndicator

Race 8 – 7 furlongs, Purse $70,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

Barbecue Eddie – Has been away since a strenuous effort in the Dubai Golden Shaheen; not sure who wants to test him early.

Exceeding – If there is a sacrificial lamb to chase Barbecue Eddie, it’ll set up for the closers; a hard knocker at a price.

Long Shot – Forest Phantom

Race 9 – 7 furlongs, $150,000 A Gleam Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Spenditallbaby – She offers great value as a filly who loves 7-furlongs and synthetic surfaces; will be flying late.

Tiz Elemental – Was upset last time by Spenditallbaby, maybe the Cal-bred fillies will be tough again; can we beat the chalk.

Long Shot – Dawn After Dawn

Race 10 – 1 1/4 miles, $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, 3-year-olds and up

Big Booster – Got a perfect prep last time winning in hand; Bejarano must be sick because he opted to go with Heatseeker.

Go Between – Had no excuse losing the Ben Ali to a horse who would be 20/1 in here; Mott shipped out for a reason though.

Long Shot – Student Council

Race 11 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $62,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Ampys Lil Girl – Found her best stride too late for Joel Rosario; she could improve a step, enough to upset these.

Ima Offended – Did all the dirty work in debut to finish second best; big rider switch to Bejarano for the money shot.

Long Shot – American Freestyle

Best Bet – Daytona (race 5)

Hollywood Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 13/2/$11.00; Long Shots, 7/1/$9.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Hollywood Totals – 760/178/$1,169.20; Long Shots, 385/37/$377.60; Best Bets, 45/20/$85.60

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