Horses to Watch Alert

May 20, 2011 6:11 AM

Horses to Watch Alerts at Hollywood Park

Race 3 No. 8 ALL DE VICTORS: Maiden claimer looked very good in the post parade and when the gate opened he really wanted to kick on from his outside post. Was pulling his jock out of the saddle, Pedroza took hold and then got in tight midway on the turn. Had to take up, split horses leaving that turn and again in deep stretch. Flying late in a much better than looked effort. This guy is just sitting on the maiden breaker and the price will be right.

Race 5 No. 4 MUNY: Was last seen running at Hollywood last November. She showed up in this 40k claimer on the downhill turf course and ran a bang up second behind the odds-on winner. This was just a great prep for his next start at Hollywood Park. $$$

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No. 7 CALIFORNIA SOLDIER: Trainer Mike Mitchell was playing some claiming poker with this guy as he dropped him to this 40k claiming price off a nice win. Trainer Hess called him and put in the claim for 40k off a very nice second despite a ton of trouble. $$$$$

Race 6 No. 2 BELS DREAM CASTLE: First time starter out of the Jeff Mullins barn a barn that has been a little cold was let go at 33-1, this filly was squeezed back at the start bumped and taken up to be dead last and far back to look hopelessly beaten, she regained her composer and made a four wide run down the lane and just came storming home to pick up the place money behind the 6-5 winner. This girl has some run and will be a solid play next time out but there will be no 33-1 this time around.