Hollywood Park, Horse racing

Hollywood Park picks for Thursday, Nov. 21 (updated, OFF THE TURF))

Hollywood Park is off the turf today and tomorrow due to rain. Handicap accordingly.

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FIRST RACE: 1. Cinco de Mario, 2. Dragon Dance, 3. Educated Guess. LONG SHOT: Friends With Macy.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Another Flashback, 2. Key Vista, 3. J and S Express. LONG SHOT: Oscillator.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Peggy Sue’s Loose, 2. Tiz Zoe Cee, 3. Little Unusual. LONG SHOT: Hot and Pleasing.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Full’s Kris S. (SCRATCHED), 2. Midnight Casanova, 3. Chocolatier. LONG SHOT: Anzeau.

We’re taking a bomber here in this 5-year-old gelding FULL’S KRIS S. Trainer Richard Baltas is 39% with the sprint-to-route move and that’s what we have here. He’s also 24% with maiden claimers and 20% with routes. This horse is bred to get a distance of ground and didn’t run all that bad in his one time around two turns. FULL’S KRIS S. has been scratched.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Sacred Ovation, 2. Afternoon Sun, 3. Talk the Walk. LONG SHOT: Zippingaroundtown.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Handsome Dennis, 2. Magic Daddy, 3. Money Clip. LONG SHOT: I Buy Gold.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gutshot Straight, 2. Motown Men, 3. Master Chef. LONG SHOT: Newfound Gold.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Marino Mizer (best bet), 2. Angel Charge, 3. Attempt. LONG SHOT: Bringon the Wain.

Jockey Agapito Delgadillo could have ridden a maiden special weight dropper (ANGEL CHARGE) in this race, but decides to stick with this 3-year-old gelding MARINO MIZER, who is dropping from a maiden claiming $40,000 to MC $20,000. That’s quite a drop and this one showed plenty of speed last time. Might have been facing a lot better. Look for a winning run here.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Sunday, Oct.13

FIRST RACE: 1. Black Witch, 2. Blonde Fog, 3. What a Spot. LONG SHOT: Melanistic.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Wittgenstein, 2. Changethechannel, 3. Silver Hustler. LONG SHOT: Rock and Glory.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Bajan, 2. Spring Moon, 3. Smoove It. LONG SHOT: E Equalsmcsquared.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Calameera, 2. Joeandbetty’sbaby, 3.Elusive Luci. LONG SHOT: Horsesanddivorces.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. COSTAMAR (best bet(, 2. Wild Caroline, 3. Contrasting. LONG SHOT: India’s Song.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. One Time Only, 2. Divine Tale, 3. Legacy. LONG SHOT: Lake Maracaibo.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Half Dome Dude, 2. Ol’ Steely Blue, 3. Position A. LONG SHOT: Justa Gusta.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Our Pure Creation, 2. Tiz a Classy Lass, 3. Warren’s Rosebud. LONG SHOT: Journey On.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Warren’s Cliff S., 2. Kingsbury, 3. Full’s Kris S. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.

Saturday’s top choice winners: 1 (Takem by Surprise $9.20, third race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 1 (Cast a Doubt $10.40, second)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 4 (Tortola $18, first; Silver Wings $8.60, second; Trelawny $9.40, fifth; Qiaona $19.60)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Empty Headed $8, ninth)

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