Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
1 Regal Randy – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; adding blinkers on for this.
7 Charisma Code – Favorite has no early speed, but can close late; extra ground can only help his cause.
Long Shot – 5 Warrensgoldenyears
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
6 Turn On the Brites – Slight edge due to the 7-pounds off with bugboy Nicolas; surprised he isn’t getting more work.
4 Judge Carr – Been claimed in each of his last 2 starts; Chuck Treece wins races at Los Alamitos, adding blinkers on for this.
Long Shot – 5 Tribal Smoke
Race 3 – 6 furlongs (turf), Purse $34,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
6 Koast – Has won 4 times on turf, last win in a sprint; like the rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for a well judged ride.
8 Mr. Bossy Pants – Has won 9-of-18 turf starts; must overcome a parking lot post, key negative is an elbow turn early on.
Long Shot – 3 Trelawny
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Nezi O’s Gold – She has the speed to control the early pace; sprinter stretching out can be dangerous if left alone.
10 Kevin’s Kool Kat – Tepid chalk has 4 seconds, which is good for these; respect the duo of Martin Garcia and Mike Mitchell.
Long Shot – 9 Glad’s Gals
Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $48,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
9 Journey On – She has found a home on turf; she uses her high cruising speed to try and outlast the competition.
8 Zanbo – With David Flores now riding in New Orleans, Corey Nakatani takes over; proven commodity on the grass.
Long Shot – 1 Level Headed
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
8 Muchos Besos – He has won twice in Inglewood so he likes the synthetic surface; parking lot post can be a benefit here.
5 Sandys Diamond – Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a sharp win over lesser; this isn’t much of a class rise if he keeps his form.
Long Shot – 6 Truelee Scrappin
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), $250,000 Citation Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
7 Silentio – Ran a fine third in the Breeders’ Cup Mile; if he runs anything close to that again, put a circle around his name.
8 Winning Prize – Like Silentio, also lost to Wise Dan last time out; his SoCal debut win at Del Mar showed a lot of ability.
Long Shot – 2 Summer Front
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $52,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
3 American Act – Started out as a fast sprinter, so the cut back in distance should not be a problem; in the right hands tonight.
5 Atta Boy Pete – Jerry Hollendorfer speedball figures to go as fast and as far as he can; no sense playing coy with this guy.
Long Shot – 2 Hadfunlastnight
Race 9 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
5 Elite Eight – Tom Proctor barn has been sizzling hot this meet; Aaron Gryder gets a shot with Gary Stevens in Japan.
10 Practising – The key vote for me on this import is Rafael Bejarano takes the call; I’ll let his agent handicap for me.
Long Shot – 7 Kitten de Pere
Best Bet – 7 Silentio (race 7)
Hollywood Park Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$28.80; Long Shots, 8/2/$22.00; Best Bet, 1/1/$6.60
Hollywood Park Totals – 200/53/$306.60; Long Shots, 96/16/$164.00; Best Bets, 12/6/$30.20
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #6 Easter Gift (12/1) in race 11 at Churchill Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Speightshill ran second at Fair Grounds paying $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 184/123/$1,008.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick