Horses to Watch Alerts at Hollywood Park
Race 1 No. 1 THE WHAMMER: This colt was making his second try on the grass. His first was a long time ago, but he looked in top form with a big shot in this race. He prompted the pace while down on the inside, but got shuffled back when in tight going into the first turn. Was checked hard off heels and had no shot after that. Did finish a clear fourth. In top form and will redeem himself next time out. $$$$$
Race 3 No. 2 VICKI VICTORIA: First-time starter broke slow and was steadied in the early going, which cost whatever shot she may have had trying to run down the lone speed. Came home fast to pick up the place and has the looks of a filly that won’t be a maiden for long.
No.6 JESSAKAR: First-time starter was in the same race as Vicki Victoria. She bobbled and steadied at the start, but shot up quickly to run a good even race. Finished third right behind Vicki by a head. If these two girls happen to come back in the same race it could be a good exacta box.