Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Educated Guess – Won like a good thing in debut beating up absolutely nothing; is protected today facing winners.
6 Cinco de Mario – Dead late closer flew down the hill at Santa Anita last time out; 5-of-8 in the money on turf.
Long Shot – 2 Dragon Dance
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $48,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Key Vista – Bob Baffert chalk has long gaps in her brief career; if she’s right, she wins, if not, she’ll lose again.
1 Oscillator – Dead late closer will save all the ground inside; nobody times a trip better than Rafael Bejarano in SoCal.
Long Shot – 4 Another Flashback
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
1 Peggy Sue’s Loose – Suspect she’ll hold price from a low percentage barn; like a name jock like Joe Talamo up though.
3 Tiz Zoe Cee – If the route falls apart, this is another who will be flying fast late; Brice Blanc with a rare live moutn.
Long Shot – 7 Bridle Plan
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
7 Midnight Casanova – Rafael Bejarano had options and chose to ride for the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; can sit a nice trip.
2 Anzeau – Woke up last time with a solid third at this class; simple tactics of go as fast and as far as he can.
Long Shot – 9 Full’s Kris S.
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds
9 Sacred Ovation – Blinkers off experiment in last failed miserably; reunited with Edwin Maldonado and the hood is back on.
1 Afternoon Sun – Claimed by Mark Glatt and spotted nicely to win; key vote for me is Rafael Bejarano on another live mount.
Long Shot – 2 Billy Win
Race 6 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
1 Magic Daddy – Bob Baffert has some favorite on the card, but none look like mortal locks; we’ll see how his day pans out.
7 Money Clip – Tom Proctor charge is a first time gelding today; ran one time at Gulfstream, still an unknown off a long layoff.
Long Shot – 3 Handsome Dennis
Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Master Chef – Was reclaimed by Jerry Hollendorfer, the best trainer angle going; multi-win day for Rafael Bejarano.
7 Java Man – Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a sharp win for John Sadler; aggressively moved up in class.
Long Shot – 4 High Test
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
7 Marino Mizer – His second last time looks good compared to the rest of the field; class relief to face this bottom rung.
2 Angel Charge – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to compete with these.
Long Shot – 6 Bringon the Wain
Best Bet – 7 Midnight Casanova (race 4)
Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/5/$33.40; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Hollywood Park Totals – 134/35/$199.20; Long Shots, 65/13/$132.40; Best Bets, 8/2/$9.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #7 Canuletmedowneasy (9/5) in race 4 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Don Dulce ran second at Aqueduct paying $5.10 to place and $2.90 to show. Stats – 180/120/$988.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick