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Race 1

No. 4 Hustlin Nu gets his first start off the Doug O’Neill claim, he comes off a wide trip and now gets P Val who is having a tough comeback. No. 5 Cunning Ride has the speed to be very dangerous with these. No. 8 Salah Champ exits our HTW list and gets the drop in class by Mitchell as he goes for the win. 4-5-8

Key exacta box

8 with 4-5 and win No. 8

Race 2

No. 3 Field Report just lost by a dwindling ½ a length on this 5 furlong turf course in his last start and by just ¾ of a length one race back on the 6 furlong Hollywood turf course, Mike Smith sticks. No. 7 Ballard Ruler exits our HTW list off a much better then looked effort in his last start off the layoff, these two look one two in here. 3-7

Exacta box 3-7


1st 4-5-8

2nd 3-7

Race 3

No. 2 Beth’s My Babe gets her second shot here at Del Mar and Bejarano gets his second shot with this 2yo filly who looks to be sitting on the win. No. 9 Yodel Up a Storm exits our HTW list off a nose loss in her first try at Hollywood, she gets her first start off the Sadler claim. 2-9

Exacta box 2-9

Pick three

1st 4-5-8

2nd 3-7

3rd 2-9

Race 4

No. 1 Passionate Diva was hung out to dry in her first start in the states here on July 27th when breaking from post position ten going a 1-1/16 on the grass, she now gets the cozy rail and Gomez in the irons. No. 2 Iconic Spirit gets off the grass and before that last grass race she ran second three straight times. No. 8 Humor Me exits our HTW list off a troubled trip first off the layoff, she gets the stretchout today and will go much better if able to clear from her outside post. 1-2-8

Exacta box 1-2-8 and win and place No. 1 

Race 5

In the last leg of the players .50 cent pick five we will take our shot and single No. 5 Sizzlin’ Joe who will find a perfect pace scenario to make his late run and he gets a big rider switch. 5

.50 cent players pick five

1st 4-5-8

2nd 3-7

3rd 2-9

4th 1-2-8

5th 5 = $18.00

Race 6

No. 1 Oscar Party ships in from Churchill Downs and the last time she was on the West Coast was when she came in from Keeneland to run in the Grade 1 BC Juvenile turf at Santa Anita last November 12th. She is now in the barn of James Cassidy and gets the rail with Mike Smith and has back to back turf 2 works on this course. The one time Gomez rode No. 4 Charlie Em he got the win in the Grade 3 Senorita gong this mile turf distance at Hollywood Park. No. 5 Ighraa is off the plane from France and is the unknown factor. 1-4-5

Exacta box 1-4-5 and win and place 1

Race 7

Only seven races for the 4 p.m. post tonight.

No. 1 Hair on Fire gets the big drop in class as she moves form the grass to the poly. No. 5 Proud Bok gets a good jockey switch and is in good form. No. 7 Liar Liar Liar never ran a step when exiting our HTW list last time out but gets the bug boy Orozco and will go better today. No. 10 Little Bit Cactus had her prep and now will be sent long by Mullins with Bejarano in the irons. 1-5-7-10

Pick four

4th 1-2-8

5th 5

6th 1-4-5

7th 1-5-7-10


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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