TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Cavanal – David Flores exits the Cerin horse to ride for Neil Drysdale; should be dead fit exiting 3 turf route races.
Scibelli – Logical chalk off a strong second last time out at Churchill; may have to fight Holy Humor for the early lead.
Long Shot – Left Unsaid
Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $50,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
All Night Dyna – Appeared to get an educational trip in debut; filly is bred to adore turf, Shirreffs baby should improve.
Alley Theater – John Glenney ships in to prepare his troops for Del Mar; he’ll win a few but usually at boxcar prices.
Long Shot – Spring Style
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $53,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
Tangled Tango – Second best in a good try last time; could not gain late in a slow paced route, may see more pace today.
Wink At the Girls – Faced paced MSW win in last in an elongated sprint; tries a 2-turn route for the first time today.
Long Shot – Thrust
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Texas Devil – Among many taking the class drop needed to find the winner’s circle; showed good speed in last using Lasix.
Elusive Destiny – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; Becerra takes the blinkers off, Solis should be charging hard late.
Long Shot – Sincity Glow
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Seven Point One – Faltered in the late stages last time in a solid try; moves from post 12 to inside to save some ground.
Beau Smoke – Has shown steady improvement since joining the Sandy Shulman barn; sleeper figures to hold onto his value.
Long Shot – Tempting Treasures
Race 6 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $53,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Ransom Captive – Really ran flat last time after a career topper two races back; she could easily rebound nicely with these.
Mood Winner – Overlooked in the morning line at 6/1; she gets class relief exiting 3 stakes races for a first level allowance.
Long Shot – Pokomoke
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $51,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Dancing in Silks – Stupid ride last time dueling with 2 others in a suicide run; Rosario needs to use his head in here.
Lit’sgoodlookngray – Has shown nice improvement since claimed by Jack Carava; saves all the ground and will fire late.
Long Shot – Smart Hit
Race 8 – 1 3/8th miles (turf), $75,000 Round Table, 3-year-olds and up
Profido – Gets big time class relief from graded stakes to this ungraded variety; has proven to be a long winded type.
Transduction Gold – This is one of the better horses in the John Glenny barn; he’s a galloper who fires from time to time.
Long Shot – Cedar Mountain
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Claiming $10,000, 4-year-olds and up
Strength – Ran great in last off a 7-month hiatus; the race shape will flatter his closing style, must not bounce today.
Iza General – In a race loaded with early speed, Espinoza should take this horse back; that could really set it up for him.
Long Shot – Senator Matty
Best Bet – Tangled Tango (race 3)
Hollywood Thursday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/4/$24.20; Long Shots, 8/1/$7.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 605/153/$1,016.80; Long Shots, 306/29/$294.20; Best Bets, 35/18/$76.40