Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Friday, Nov. 22 (updated)

They will be off the turf again on Friday at Hollywood Park.

FIRST RACE: 1. Go Black Tie, 2. Hoppertunity (SCRATCHED), 3. Hold Everything. LONG SHOT: Candy Boy.

Trainer Craig Dollase knows how to get a first-time starter ready (42%) and he’s good with 2-year-olds (29%) like GO BLACK TIE. Here he sends the son of Borrego around two turns in his initial run and Dollase puts jockey Edwin Maldonado aboard and they have good numbers together.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Poshsky, 2. Quick Cielo, 3. Tommo. LONG SHOT: Ancient Stone.

Don’t forget this race is off the turf.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Sidepocket Champ, 2. Wonderful Union, 3. Burlister. LONG SHOT: Second Proposal.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Blunderstone, 2. Fashion Plate, 3. Morning Star. LONG SHOT: Afsana.

Trainer Eoin Harty does pretty well with stretching horses out and this daughter of Birdstone named BLUNDERSTONE is bred to run all day. She showed a little bit of interest while finishing fourth at 7 furlongs. Going two turns should be right up her alley.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Rovenna, 2. Meinertzhageni, 3. Prayer Be Mine. LONG SHOT: Feature Attraction.

ACCOMMODATION would have been my pick in this race off his impressive maiden score, but he is “stuck” and likely to scratch Friday morning. Note: as of 10:42 a.m. Accommodation isn’t scratched. My new order: 1. Accommodation, 2. Rovenna, 3. Meinertzhageni, 4. Prayer Be Mine. LONG SHOT: Feature Attraction. NEVER MIND ACCOMMODATION IS SCRATCHED AS EXPECTED. BACK TO ORIGINAL PICKS. GEEZ.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Larocco, 2. Frandontjudge, 3. Golden Celestial. LONG SHOT: Diamonddusted.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Mechaya, 2. Mum’s Truckee, 3. Spring Breeze. LONG SHOT: Tappingintherain.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tribal Rain, 2. Pure Blush, 3. Pawn Shop. LONG SHOT: English Puddin.

Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Midnight Casanova $4, fourth; Marino Mizer $4.80, eighth)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Key Vista $3, second; Tiz Zoe Cee $7.80, third)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 3 (Educated Guess $4.20, first; Money Clip $9.40, sixth; Master Chef $6.60, seventh)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0

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