By Richard Eng
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Clearly Quiet – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Bejarano takes the call.
Sidepocket Lou – Career best run last time, is improving with experience; Jorge Periban has an uncoupled entry.
Long Shot – Kinky Rule
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Claiming $25,000, 2-year-olds
Colorful Dancer – Stronger half of an uncoupled Mike Mitchell entry; speed to set up his fast closing style.
Joy Division – Suspect can be the speed of the speed under Clinton Potts; no sense playing coy with these.
Long Shot – Peace of Me
Race 3 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $24,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds
Kielbasa – Like the drop back to 3-YO after facing his elders in recent starts; tactical speed to sit a trip.
Dry Man’s Gulch – Garrett Gomez makes his first start of the day; saves all the ground and grinds late.
Long Shot – Crimson Star
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds
Scorewithcater – Like the turn back in distance; could benefit from a speed duel as Joe Talamo saves ground.
Dial Four Peace – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Bejarano stays loyal.
Long Shot – Gifted Student
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $39,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Perfect Magic – Solid MSW win and shows improving form; Bejarano should be able to clock the inside speed.
Stretchinthelimits – Beat the favorite when they both debuted; could easily be a Gomez-Bejarano stretch duel.
Long Shot – Spanish Ice
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Warren’s Dreaming – Dead late closer should see a perfect race shape tonight; Gomez sits and makes one run.
Grey Lassie – Ran a better than looked race in last; like that Bejarano takes the call, will stalk the pace.
Long Shot – Perfect Hostess
Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $40,000, Optional claiming $80,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Yasinisi – Draw a line thru last and her prior races all look good; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano.
Excitement – When Garrett Gomez gets named on a horse for the first time, you need to take a look at why.
Long Shot – Cassablanca
Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $12,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Motorboat – Rare chalk not ridden by Bejarano or Gomez; just missed in last, need only a repeat effort.
Cee’s the Answer – Leap of faith that Bejarano is jumping on a live piece; been away 11-months time.
Long Shot – Lakota Gold
Best Bet – Clearly Quiet (race 1)
Hollywood Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/5/$30.20; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.60
Hollywood Totals – 259/68/$441.40; Long Shots, 132/8/$91.20; Best Bets, 15/7/$25.00