TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $14,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Sweet N Shiney – Second time out for a Hollendorfer baby is a good betting angle; figures to sit tight and make one run.
Blazeitgirl – Classic pop and stop P Val mount, has high early speed; simple tactics of go as fast and as far as she can.
Long Shot – Smooch
Race 2 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $45,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Stefani – I don’t typically like a MSW winner, but she was very impressive; will settle early and look to make one run.
Excessive B and B – Tactical speed to be forwardly placed throughout; Gryder is fighting hard to hold onto his clients.
Long Shot – Bold Cleo
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Fantastic Meeting – Gallagher charge taking a small, but significant, class drop; his race last time is fast enough to win.
Press Release – Speedy sort is stretching back out in distance around 2-turns; suspect he will be the target for others.
Long Shot – Knoblock
Race 4 – 7 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Crown of Diamonds – Good try in debut showing impressive speed; suspect she will improve today, and not regress.
Kazamira – Figures to get a nice stalking position from a parking lot post; been given plenty of time since Del Mar.
Long Shot – Final Fling
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), $100,000 Miesque, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Sweeter Still – Very intrigued by Mullins entering an Irish import, a maiden no less, in a stakes; watch the tote for clues.
Sea Canter – Tepid chalk in a wide open grass stakes; handled the soft ground BC week at Monmouth, will be firm today.
Long Shot – La Mina
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Phoebe’s Song – Claimed by Spawr as a beaten favorite last time; plenty of room to improve, Smith for Mig who is in Japan.
Kula Girl – Tepid chalk in another difficult leg of the pick 6; speedball has never been allowed to take a breather early.
Long Shot – Smokey Route
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $45,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Sweet Travel – Valdivia exits others to ride for younger Mandella; was a group placed horse in France, square price today.
Queen Ofthe Catsle – Another been away 7-months, but showed ability in sporadic starts; Baze figures to ride with patience.
Long Shot – Exquisite Beauty
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Curiously Sweet – Sharp win at 1/2 odds off a lengthy 6-month hiatus; she has room to improve and offers some value.
Down – Logical chalk due to Frankel and Solis combination; closed fast last time, but was left with way too much to do.
Long Shot – Royal Heraldry
Race 9 – 6 furlongs (turf), $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
Quietly Mine – Would not be shocked to see the pick 6 carryover again; Nakatani for Gomez who is at Aqueduct today.
Night Chapter – Co-owned by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre; Frankel charge has proved his mettle in turf sprints.
Long Shot – Unusual Suspect
Race 10 – 7 furlongs, Purse $12,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
Pt’s Grey Eagle – Back class gelding changes barns from Hines to Sherlock; tactical speed to sit a decent trip throughout.
Golden Eagle – Ran evenly in last off the claim by Metz; could provide a capper to a very difficult pick 6 sequence.
Long Shot – Double Parked
Best Bet – Fantastic Meeting (race 3)
Hollywood Friday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/1/$3.40; Long Shots, 10/2/$40.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Totals – 215/42/$269.80; Long Shots, 108/17/$207.60; Best Bets, 13/4/$13.80