Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Saturday, Dec. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Hotradamus, 2. Tripski, 3. Circa’sgoldengear. LONG SHOT: Royal F J.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Pat’s Back, 2. She’s a Go Girl, 3. Best by Far. LONG SHOT: Funny Gal.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Temeraine, 2. Lucayan, 3. Artic North. LONG SHOT: Segway.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Toledo Eddie, 2. Zuboff, 3. Dunmore East. LONG SHOT: Would You.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Faith Hope Love, 2. Sheza Smoke Show, 3. Salsita. LONG SHOT: Sierra Electrica.

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SIXTH RACE:  1. Street Status (best bet), 2. Ice Cream Truck, 3. Intoclassymischief. LONG SHOT: Good Company.

STREET STATUS, a 3-year-old son of Street Boss, drops from straight maiden to maiden claiming $20,000, always a winning formula. Got off to a slow start in last and was bumped so had an excuse to make jockey Rafael Bejarano ride again.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Drill, 2. Soi Phet, 3. Hear the Ghost. LONG SHOT: Rousing Sermon.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Boyett, 2. Usbek Thunder, 3. Sumerian. LONG SHOT: Bench Light.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Kobe’s Back, 2. Shared Belief, 3. Tap It Rich. LONG SHOT: Candy Boy.

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TENTH RACE: 1. Euroclydon, 2. Im a Giant Star, 3. Kantina Kowgirl. LONG SHOT: Chilada.

EUROCLYDON is a 2-year-old daughter of Singletary, who was a pretty good turf horse in his day. This Eoin Harty trainee showed good speed in two sprint preps and now she goes long on the grass. Expect her to go to the front under new rider Corey Nakatani and never look back.

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Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Sunday, November 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Inner Groove, 2. Sugar Spice, 3. Scary Fast. LONG SHOT: Rossi Reserve.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Heyyouncan, 2. Takem by Surprise, 3. Battle Jet. LONG SHOT: Echo Zulu.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Kobe, 2. Shared Belief, 3. Papa Turf. LONG SHOT: Brother Soldier.

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RACE 4: 1. High Jinks, 2. English Crossing, 3. Ricspretentiousgal. LONG SHOT: Meltrib.

Trainer A C Avila puts blinkers on this 4-year-old filly from Brazil, HIGH JINKS. Avila is 57% (4-of-7) with this move and he puts speed jockey Edwin Maldonado aboard. That should mean she will be more forwardly placed here as she drops into a claimer for the first time.

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RACE 5: 1. She’s a Go Girl, 2. Say Say, 3. Tribal Peace. LONG SHOT: Tribal Dress.

Jockey Edwin Maldonado is a key here, too. He takes over for apprentice Orozco on this $16,000 claimer SHE’S A GO GIRL for trainer Adam Kitchingman. The jockey/trainer combination is an amazing 53% at Hollywood Park the last two years in 19 attempts. This 3-year-old filly is also coming out of a race where the winner, Sallyana, won a race on Friday so it could be a very live race.

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RACE 6: 1. Serene Melody, 2. Shrilanka, 3. Majestic Minister. LONG SHOT: Sealington.

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RACE 7: 1. Five Palms, 2. Chief Lion, 3. Forest Boy. LONG SHOT: Street Status.

Trainer Bob Baffert loves FIVE PALMS.

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RACE 8: 1. Zia Zia Zia, 2. Miss Lucky Sevens, 3. Scherzinger,. LONG SHOT: Llandudno.

This 3-year-old filly ZIA ZIA ZIA comes out of a tough minor stakes at Santa Anita where the first- and third-place have already come back to win. This daughter of Dehere finished fifth at odds of 28-1 coming down the hill. She shortens up a half-furlong here and has two good works for trainer Mike Puype at Hollywood Park.

ZIA ZIA ZIA IS SCRATCHED.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Swissarella, 2. Lady of the Nile, 3. Spirit of Ten. LONG SHOT: Cheeky Stone.

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