Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
3 Dreamnofatticus – Broke slowly but finished well in first start wearing blinkers on; suspect can be quicker early on here.
6 San Onofre – Favorite switches within the family, from daddy Bruce to daughter Karen Headley; the best gift would be a win.
Long Shot – 5 Bosque Angel
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Kevin’s Kool Kat – Mike Mitchell charge looks best among a rag tag group; hustling Martin Garcia will put her into the race.
1 U R My Candy Girl – First time blinkers on in last almost did the trick; however she won’t be 28/1 odds tonight.
Long Shot – 2 Visions of Candy
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $45,000, Claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds
5 Persuasive Paul – Nothing wrong with Joe Steiner on a well meant animal; the two races on grass have been above average.
2 This One’s for Mel – Julien Leparoux could not get him covered up in last; Corey Nakatani takes over, an outstanding turf rider.
Long Shot – 6 Boyett
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds
6 Infosec – Bob Baffert cull drops to the bottom rung today; ran OK in debut and should move forward a step with these.
4 Still Unbroken – Puts blinkers on here for Steve Miyadi; like the cut back in distance too from mile to sprint.
Long Shot – 3 Papa Smitty
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Willetta – Solid 8/1 value on a horse that was flying down the lane in last; she was too late that day, but can move forward.
5 Dolphin Shorts – Was declared a non-starter in last after an unfair beginning; Joe Talamo for Julien Leparoux who is in KY.
Long Shot – 8 Flashy Dame
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 Streaming – FTS from Bob Baffert has been working fast for debut; has the pedigree by Smart Strike to be any kind.
6 Artemis – FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; stable rider Rafael Bejarano takes this call, instead of Baffert baby.
Long Shot – 5 Live for Now
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
2 A Toast to You – May have found a new style in last turf sprint win; was taken back, then closed with lots of vigor.
7 Et Tu Walker – Disappointing run as the chalk in last; he’s better than that and is slipping downward in class.
Long Shot – 3 Gonna Fly Now
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Sandys Diamond – Troy Taylor is reunited with his former stable rider Mario Gutierrez; he’d like to win for his friend.
4 Broadway Nika – Beaten chalk was used up early fighting for the lead; these are his friends and he can do much better.
Long Shot – 3 Dugan Bill
Best Bet – 4 Kevin’s Kool Kat (race 2)
Hollywood Park Monday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$33.80; Long Shots, 7/2/$24.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 81/22/$132.20; Long Shots, 40/9/$95.20; Best Bets, 5/2/$9.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Canal Six (4/1) in race 5 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Monday, Jaguar King ran out at Parx. Stats – 177/117/$961.80; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick