Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Saturday, Dec. 21 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Sinfully, 2. Imperative, 3. Square Dancer. LONG SHOT: Christopher Street.


SECOND RACE: 1. Fire in the Wind, 2. Sammy’s a Runnin’, 3. Muchos Besos. LONG SHOT: Courtside.

It looks like the connections of FIRE IN THE WIND are trying to get one more victory out of this Hollywood Park-loving horse before Sunday’s closing day. This 6-year-old gelding has four career wins in Inglewood out of five lifetime wins. He has been away since April, but has a nice workout last week and might be ready to roll.


THIRD RACE: 1. Dancinginthestreet, 2. Blameitonthecat, 3. Abide in Me. LONG SHOT: Kitten de Pere.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Katie’s Garden, 2. Tiz Midnight, 3. Legacy. LONG SHOT: Provenance.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Lucky Cotton, 2. Too Fast to Pass, 3. Old Man Lake. LONG SHOT: Judge Carr (SCRATCHED).


SIXTH RACE: 1. Pretty Storm, 2. U R Lucky, 3. Fashionably Rich. LONG SHOT: Graycious Guest.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sensationalize, 2. Level headed, 3. Somethingabouther. LONG SHOT: Foxy Boss.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Guidopanzini, 2. Change of Plan, 3. Da Ruler. LONG SHOT: Cost of Freedom.


NINTH RACE: 1. U S Citizen, 2. Brokered, 3. Protocal. LONG SHOT: Weewinnin.


TENTH RACE: 1.  Swiss Lake Yodeler, 2. Global Hottie, 3. Sprouts. LONG SHOT: Meinertzhageni. GLOBAL HOTTIE IS SCRATCHED.

There is no doubt these 2-year-old Cal-bred fillies will have a tough time beating Bob Baffert’s GLOBAL HOTTIE, who will likely be odds on, but this Jerry Hollendorfer trainee SWISS LAKE YODELER just might be the one. Lately, it has been Hollendorfer’s world and we’ve just been living in it as he has been on fire. This 2-year-old daughter of Swiss Yodeler beat a lot of these in this race on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. If you remember that day, which was the first day of the Breeders’ Cup, there was a tremendous inside speed bias. However, this filly came out slightly off the pace and she was four wide most of the way so we’re giving her extra credit for that and expect a big effort here.


ELEVENTH RACE: 1. Moscato Girl, 2. Writer Fever, 3. Ipolita. LONG SHOT: Anniversary Kitty.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 1 (Julio’s Gold $8.20, third race)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (Sprague River $9.40, first; Scorcher $7, fifth; Oscillator $7.80, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (Time for Angie $15.20, second; Candiz $21.40, fourth)


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