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HOLLYWOOD PARK

(opens Thursday, Nov. 7)

This is the last hurrah for this legendary race track as they will start ripping it down after this meet ends Sunday, Dec. 22, with a big farewell gala as we say goodbye to Hollywood!

PRAYER BE MINE

First time starter was big steam, getting hammered at the windows from 7/2 down to 90 cents on the dollar, and won like the money dictated. Hollendorfer looks to have a real nice filly prospect in this 2yo. We will follow up the ladder.

WARREN’S BLOSSOM & MADOFFWITHTHEMONEY

Finished second and third last time they met with Warren’s Blossom just getting up to catch the money on the line by a nostril. Both were claimed by Doug O’Neill for $25k each. O’Neill has been on a claiming binge as he sets up for a big 

Hollywood meet. We look for both to come back and run big.

ACCOMMODATION

First time starter for trainer Don Warren who doesn’t run many. Made a huge late run to blow by the odds-on, 50 cents on the dollar Global Hottie, Baffert’s highly touted runner who was well clear of the rest. We think both will come right back and score.

GLOBAL VIEW

Tom Proctor and Gary Stevens (two that must be watched when they hook up) scored big with this colt going down the hill. He has a ton of upside and will love the 6 furlong Hollywood turf course or even a mile on the grass. Both would be right up his alley. $$$

HARBAUGH

Had the misfortune of meeting up with Tap It Rich in his one-and-only start and was being dropped into this $30k maiden claimer. He got the job done going wire to wire but Kristin Mulhall lost him for the $30k to O’Neill, who is red tagging just about everything. This looks to be a real good claim.

GOLDEN GATE

HOPE’N PRAY

That is about all we can do but we can bet on this gelding to repeat. He came here from Del Mar off a good second and Miyadi kept him in a maiden special race. He won for fun and somehow got off at 5/1. This guy will thrive up north and come right back to score. $$$$$

FAR OUT

Cheap claimer raced just off the rail entering the stretch but was behind a wall of horses with absolutely no place to go. He could not get out until the furlong pole then, once clear, stormed home picking up the place while still full of run past the wire. $$$

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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