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OAK TREE at HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

It’s been a long time between wins for No. 1 Racketeer but he likes it here and the big drop in class just may get him home on top. No. 3 Fiery Trippi looks to be the controlling speed with P Val in the irons. 1-3

Race 2

No. 5 D’Elegance drops into a maiden claimer for the first time, No. 8 Nikki’s Curfew looks to be sitting on a big effort off the layoff. 5-8

Key Play

$2 double

1st 1-3

2nd 5-8 for $8

Race 3

No. 1 Mother Roth won her only start here at Hollywood and it was at this 6½ furlong distance, No. 2 Minute Limit was scratched on Thursday for this spot. 1-2

Race 4

No. 6 Usurp has won four of eight races here and now gets Bejarano as they look for the win. 6

Key Play

$1 pick four

1st 1-3

2nd 5-8

3rd 1-2

4th 6 for $8

Race 5

No. 3 Blue Maiden gets jockey Bejarano and will try and beat the likely chalk in here No. 9 Blue Maiden who ran huge in her first start in the U.S. 3-9

Race 6

No. 3 Turbulent Descent has some win early breeding and her dam has dropped two winners from two starters, No. 4 Teroda also has some win early breeding, a nice 6 furlong work over the track and her dam has dropped six winners from seven starters including a stakes winner. No. 5 Caipirinha was bet like a good thing in her first start at the Gate and now trainer Hollendorfer ships her here and puts top jock Bejarano in the irons. No. 7 Mayakoba Mesa ran a good one at 51/1 in her first start at Del Mar and now gets the hustling P Val in the irons. 3-4-5-7

Key Play

$2 double

5th 3-9

6th 3-4-5-7 for $16

Race 7

No. 4 Alienation is back in town after finishing second in both starts at Saratoga a Grade 2 and the Grade 1 Spinaway, she will attempt to beat No. 6 Tell A Kelly who exits our HTW list, she just exploded down the lane in her last winning going away by more than four lengths. 4-6

Key Play

$10 Q 4-6 for $10

$10 win and place 6 for $20

Race 8

No. 1 Champ Pegasus has been patiently handled by trainer Dick Mandella and he has been rewarded as this 4yo colt is in top form and ready to roll in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch, but he will need his best to beat No. 6 Bourbon Bay who is looking for his fifth straight win and fourth straight stakes win but Bourbon has never won her at Hollywood so we will give the edge to the Champ. 1-6

Key Play

$10 Q 1-6= $10

$10 win and pace 1 for $20

Race 9

No. 7 Zenidekka took plenty of action in her one and only but really never got untracked, look for her to go much better the second time around, No. 11 California Nectar finished second in both of her starts at Del Mar the last at .90 cents on the dollar, maybe the change in venue will get her home on top and the filly that finished behind her last time out came back to win. 7-11

Key Play

$.50 cent pick four

6th 3-4-5-7

7th 4-6

8th 1-6

9th 7-11 for $16

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 1

Though the 9yo gelding No. 4 Rush County has never won her he looks best, the speedy No. 3 Luberon looks to be the main danger. 3-4

Race 2

No. 3 I’m Going Places gets her first start off the Morey claim and he puts her in this claim proof starter allowance race which is a very good sign. 3

Race 3

As we have stated in the past, you must take notice when Russell Baze jumps on a Mason horse and he hops aboard No. 10 Mr. Munsey look for them in the winners’ circle. Baze has won the last three he has ridden for Mason. 10

Key Play

$10 win and place 10= $20

Race 4

No. 1 Portland Storm will sit back and try and run down the two Hollendorfer entries No. 2 Only Top Money and No. 4 Scandalous. 1-2-4

Key Play

$4 Q box 1-2-4 for $12

$1 tri box 1-2-4 for $6

$1 pick four

1st 3-4

2nd 3

3rd 10

4th 1-2-4 for $6

Race 5

No. 3 Steel Blue just did miss in his only attempt on the Golden Gate grass and looks right there off the layoff, No. 6 Gold Score ships in form Del Mar for trainer Mandella he gets the wake up call. No. 8 Daily Suds has been searching for a spot, look for him to be making a big late run. No. 10 He’s Flyin Home will be part of the early pace and just may hold today. No. 11 Maderia drops into an action spot. 3-6-8-10-11

Race 6

No. 4 Jordon’s Sister drops trying to cash, No. 8 Susananda drops right with Jordon and both are exiting the same race. 4-8

Race 7

No. 5 American Wildcat has been knocking on the door, No. 6 Game Event exits our HTW list and gets a big move up off her last. No. 8 Jerry’s Fever shows a nice work for this and may be the one to fear late. 5-6-8

Key Play

$2 exacta box 5-6-8 for $12

Race 8

No. 1 Startjumpin Marine looks solid in this her second off the layoff she will need her best to beat No. 2 Tops Image who has hit the board in 12 of 13 here at the gate. No. 6 Savan’Brianne exits the same race and gets her main jock back in the irons. 1-2-6

Key Play

$2 exacta box 1-2-6 for $12

Race 9

No. 1 Top Of The Rainbow looks live at first asking and has a good 2yo jock riding, No. 6 Natural Pearl is the speed and has a speed jock taking over the controls. No. 9 Cutezie ran right with Pearl last time out and now gets Baze. 1-6-9

Race 10

No. 2 Lady from Denver drops trying to cash, No. 3 My Sirah Sirah will show all for her speed today with the cheaper company, No. 6 Sky Brite Miss gets a major jockey change to one of Hollendorfer’s go to guys. No. 7 Cozzena Angelina is a dangerous Emerald shipper for a top barn. No. 10 Opus Cat looks right there in a real tough night cap.

2-3-6-7-10

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RESULTS:

Oak Tree at Hollywood
Race 1 we ran second and third
Race 2 we ran second and third
Race 3 we had the winner
Race 4 we ran second
Race 5 we ran one two
Race 6 we had the winner
Race 7 we ran second
Race 8 we had the winner
Race 9 we had the winner
 
Golden Gate
Race 1 we had the winner
Race 2 our single won and paid $11.40
Race 3 our single won
Race 4 we lost
Race 5 we had the winner
Race 6 we lost
Race 7 we ran one two three
Race 8 we had the winner
Race 9 we lost

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