Sad to say that there are only 8 days of racing at historic Hollywood Park left. It sure would be cool if Cal racing fans packed the place on closing day. Pick 6 carry-over for Sunday of $87,443.
The Racing Digest picks are up for Sunday.
6 December 13: Not a day that will be placed in our archives but good enough.1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 4th pick $4,227.80. 2nd race tri box of top 3 picks $130.60. 3rd race top pick over other 3 picks tri was $103.00. 3rd race pick 6 was top, 3rd, 4th, 2nd, top pick $9, 309.80. 7th race tri box of top 3 picks$83.60.7th race 2nd pick, top pick double was $29.20. 8th race tri hit ICE COLD $79.40 (COLD exacta $23.80)
29 November 2013: After quite a few scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $560.80 4th race pick 3 was hit COLD for $150.40 6th race top pick,4th pick exacta $127.40.
22 November 2013: Like yesterday top choice won 4 of the 8 races. Would have been 5 wins if we weren’t rightfully DQ’ed in the 3rd race. 6th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick $583.00. 8th race our top pick over our other 5 given picks for the $1 Super High Five paid $2,083.30 ($1 base)
21 November: 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick $247.40. 5th race pick 4 after one scratch was 3rd, top, 3rd, top pick for $2,376.60.
11 November: In an eight race Veterans Day card the top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd twice. Finished off a nice extended weekend by sweeping the 2nd half of the card. 5th race pick 4 hit ICE COLD for $713.20. 8th race exacta hit COLD for 30.80.
9 November 13: 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 4th. top, 3rd pick for $4,9142.00. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $507.80.
8 November 2013: After any scratches: Going only 2 deep a race got you the 1st race pick 5 (top choice, 2nd choice, top choice, 2nd choice, 2nd choice paid $4,009.20). 2nd race superfecta box of our 4 given picks paid $1,186.80 and paid that in only a 6 horse field. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $137.40.
3 Nov 2013: Topped off another great meeting with a nice day. After 3 consecutive top choice winners in the last 3 Breeders Cup races Saturday we started closing day off with a bang. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 2nd choice for $6,367.40. 1st race superfecta box of our top 4 picks was $395.80. 3rd race superfecta box of our 4 given picks was $2,089.20. (We had two of these yesterday paying $867.60 in the 1st race and $3,959.20 in the 3rd race). 6th race double hit COLD $15.00. 9th race double was top pick, 2nd pick $35.40. 10th race top pick, 2nd pick exacta was $36.40. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love Southern Cal racing!
20 Oct 2013: Bombs away again at SA!! After any scratches 1st race pick 5 was 4th, top, top, 2nd, top pick $6,954.60. 1st race 4th pick, top pick exacta $77.00. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $76.40. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick $11,763.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta $74.60. 6th race pick 4 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick $595.80. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $349.60. 9th race super high five top choice over our other 5 given picks $3,032.40. I might be a Midwest bot but I love Southern Cal racing!
19 Oct 2013: Bombs away at SA! After any scratches 4th race pick 6 was 2nd pick, 2nd pick, 2nd pick, top pick, top pick, top pick for $7,264.80. 5th race: top 3 picks and our long-shot play boxed paid a superfecta of $1,159.60. 7th race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $284.00. 7th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $453.80. Top choice won the featured 8th race and paid $39.80, $15.80, $8.80. 8th race top pick , 3rd pick exacta paid $175.20.
18 Oct 2013: 1st race pick 5 after any scratches was top, top, 4th, 2nd, 2nd choices for $5,084.40.
17 Oct 2013: After any scratches: 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $715.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 4th pick $909.40. 4the race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $79.20. 5th race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $316.00. (exacta was $67.20) 6th superfecta box of our 4 given picks was $1201.20. 8th race exacta box of our top 2 picks, $46.40.
12 Oct 2013: 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick $105.80. 4th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $20.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 4th pick $706.60. 7th race pick 4 was 4th pick, 4th pick, top pick, 3rd pick for $16,416.20. 9th race exacta hit ice COLD paying $98.40. 10th race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $102.20.
4 Oct 2013: After any scratches 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $4,703.80. 4th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $213.80.4th race pick 3 was 3rd pick, top pick, 3rd pick $160.60.
3 Oct 2013: Bombs away at Santa Anita. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, top choice for $9,799.60. 3rd race exacta was 2nd pick, 3rd pick for $88.80. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 4th, 3rd, 2nd pick $66,565.80. 5th race trifecta HIT ICE COLD $147.00 (COLD exacta paid $45.40). 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks paid $329.40.
29 Sept 2013: 6th race pick 4 after one scratch was top pick (of 3 picks), top pick (of 4 picks), 4th pick (of 4 picks), 6th pick (of 6 picks) for $11,235.20. 8th race exacta hit COLD, $40.00. 9th race exacta was 4th pick, 2nd pick for $363.80.
Decent card again today. Sure hope the rain stays away or light enough not to influence the racing surfaces.
Best of luck as always!
race 1 slightly above average clarity
4 Warren’s Joe T. rider upgrade (app. to meets top gun) and for an improving Gutierrez runner…….seems like he ought to sit close to the front in a race without much pace and save ground at least into turn 1 and that is half the battle .
5 Gallant Charm consistent route runner on any surface and he sure seems likely to sit first or 2nd in an affair that seems set for those close up early
1 Perfect Jersey Matt Chew has had one of his better meetings in many a moon with almost everything firing to some degree that he has been put on the track……..might keep the ball rolling with this gelding who seems to be rebounding and might fell good coming of a turf race at Tup
race 2 slightly above average clarity
5 Melatonin better than par in last this colt’s 2nd lifetime start……..reassuring 5F work since………major league rider upgrade for today……that’ll do
1 Chitu very solid work regiment for this Bob Baffert 1ster………and Baffert/Garcia sure are one hot trainer/rider combo once again
7 The Admiral another well worked Baffert first timer who has been out worked by his barn mate multiple times but still seems dangerous as mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters and all three were Stakes winners
8 Relatime Time
race 3 average clarity (if off the turf 3-4-5-2)
4 Golden Production seems like a good claim by Miller as this filly has won by daylight in her last two turf sprints and her last is quite a bit better than par when you adjust for being wide…….repeat of the effort would make her awfully tough here
3 Winding Way another coming off a solid sprint grass race……..seems likely to get a nice stalk position behind our 4th pick……cut back of 1/2 furlong also seems like a positive
5 Kinz Funky Monkey was on the improve with each and every race until tossed a clunker in last on 1 Sept……..plenty of time off to right the ship and a good regiment suggests Eurton has done just that……and he gets 1st timer Rosario
1 Blues and Silvers
race 4 below average clarity
4 Firendesire solid efforts 3 and 4 races back……so so efforts in last two but drops two levels which is similar to her last victory which was on 6 Oct……..cut back of 1/2 furlong seems like a plus
1 Warren’s Judy par like effort in last……fits fine if she can repeat the effort………..hasn’t been too hot at producing back to back good efforts but it is a good sign that Bejarano sticks around
8 Mextaxa best on the Bhp synthetic and most likely the last opportunity to take advantage of her favorite surface……..sharp 5F work 6 days ago hints trainer Eddie Truman is all business today as he should be
3 Cassandra Lynne
race 5 average clarity (if off the turf 8-7-4-3-6)
8 Miraglo powerful 2nd lifetime start for this Canani two-year-old running 3rd in a mile grass affair at Hollywood despite being caught wide throughout……..Martin Garcia will be out to make amends
7 I’ll Have A Wrap on the right end of the learning curve and owns some early gas in a field that lacks the commodity…….should be in it from the get go with the meets leading rider in the saddle
4 Number Five nice 6 1/2 furlong turf tune-up for this Richard Mandella baby………finished up very well from too far out of it……..nice endurance building works since…….seems all set to strut his stuff 1st ever going a route on the lawn
6 Pantera Rojo
race 6 average clarity
6 Arethusa ultra impressive 1st ever at a route in her last………Eoin Harty brings his youngster’s around slowly so my guess is this filly can show even more today in her 3rd lifetime start
8 Roselind ridiculous pace up front set things up for the late runners which helped Rosalind nearly upset in the B C……..but the time she ran was faster than the B C Juv. Colts……..consistent McPeek runner has handled 4 vastly different surfaces so I doubt the Bhp AW will be a hindrance
5 Untapable Grade 2 winner two back had no shot in last with a troubled trip……. so…….Napranik wised eased up in the B C race…….1st on the AW for this Asmussen runner but sure is bred fine to handle it
2 Taste Like Candy
race 7 average clarity (if off the turf 2-5-6-8-3)
2 Kathleen Rose on the right end of the learning curve………wired in a turf sprint in latest and she got away with a lackluster pace…….solid likelihood of plenty left in the tank for today
7 Akiss Forarose strong grass figs in 3 of last 4 turf races……..would have been top pick if it wasn’t for a slight tendency to hang in the stretch
8 Krazypapaya nice layoff run on the grass in last for this hard trying individual…….strong late finish considering the pedestrian pace being set up front
3 Marina Del Heat
Long-shot consideration 4 Flaxen Maiden seems best at one mile on the grass…….needs to bring “A game” as she did 2 races back…..upset chance if she brings it
race 8 slightly above average clarity
3 Fiftyshadesofhay Baffert filly sure has run well versus quite a bit better……and is working exceptionally well even by Baffert standards……should be mighty tough here
2 Warren’s Veneda Lewis three year old filly has never been better and very deservedly gets a shot at some black type in this Grade 2 affair…….great recent work of 58:4 suggests she has never been any sharper…..not impossible to upset
5 Broken Sword improving Hollendorfer filly gets in light and also gets a major league rider upgrade…..definitely will need another move in the right direction and maybe things to go badly for the top two picks to upset the apple cart
race 9 average clarity
1 Perfect Magic Man good improvement in 2nd lifetime start and it is hidden somewhat in that this Glatt runner ran dead on the rail on a bad rail day
4 Artic Warrior last sure looks like the MSW gimme to……..drop and go go go in a low level maiden claimer in her 2nd lifetime endeavor
9 Western Seeker bet hard hard at the windows in her last……and ran fairly well snatching 3rd despite a 4 wide trip….same of better seems likely today
6 Trando’s Tremor
2 Bringon The Wain