Not many carryovers today so the focus will be even bigger at Hollywood today. There is the $120,000 pick 6 carryover and there will be close to $1,000,000 bet today on that being it is
mandatory payout day in every pool.
I will be posting write ups and tickets throughout the day, follow along.
First write up will be at 2:00pm central
Hollywood Park Final Race Card
Race#1 The controlling speed is the 5 but he will be over bet and horse doesn’t finish as well as would like to see on the turf. If the 7 pushes him it sets up for the 3. Only need the 3 and 5 in here.
Race#2 This race is made to order for the 8. Will get a stalking trip and a decent price because golden gate horses do not usually get that much respect. I also think the 5 won’t be in the top three, declining form with no workout in 22 days after a poor performance. Longshot coming in 2nd
Race#3 Another turf race, if the 7 can sit behind the rabbit (8), has nice closing numbers for an early pace horse. The race goes through the 7. The 4 and 6 are the closers of the race and will be flying late, they will be in the trifecta
Race#4 A bunch of non game horses that are plotters. No strong feelings in here the horses that have a shot are the 3,6,9,10. The others are barely race horses
Race#5 One of my least favorite type of races. Near bottom claimers. The horses that figure and gets the various running styles are 1,3,5,7. Sorry not much help here.
Race#6 The obvious horse is the 10 in this bottom filly claimer. Trainer trying everything to get her to fire. Probably in the money, but a longshot that may be able to steel it is the 4. Takes the necessary drop and win at a price.
Race#7 Another turf race going six furlongs. This race sets up for the 2,8 stalking behind the early pace and there should be some good pace to run at
Race#8 A bunch of firsters, the obvious horses that will be bet are the 6,7. Not much to report in this one
Race#9 I like this race because the 4 has the perfect running style to win and is the only horse that can run to par in this race. His race to lose and do not think he will.
Race#10 A much tougher race than it may look. A tough distance of seven furlongs and even a tough race to figure out the race shape. My contenders are 2,4,8,9
Race#11 “The final farewell race” I expect there to be four or five horses across the track at the wire. Horse with the best trip wins. I am leaning towards the 9,11,12 with the 5 running second being that he has nine of them. There are certainly no standouts in here and a chance to finish off with a bang, bombs away !!
As much as I want to give you a pick 6 ticket, I think it is way too tough.
Here is a late pick 4 ticket. 4,6,7,8/4/2,4,8,9/5,6,7,8,9,11,12 $56 ticket price
Rest in peace Hollywood Park
Merry Christmas everyone !!