$93,572 Hollywood Park Pick 6 Carryover – June 10
- Updated: June 9, 2010
We are on a bit of a carryover roll recently, and that is exactly what we had in mind for this site. I will continue to focus on the Southern California circuit along with carryovers from across the country. The recent carryovers have delayed my next Top 10 blog, which will now be posted on June 10.
We traveled to Belmont Park for their big carryover on Wednesday. I had too many secondary choices get the job done at Big Sandy, but it did not matter because I missed two legs.
Hollywood has a carryover on Thursday, but before we get to that let’s catch up on our SoCal updates…
Sunday (6-6-10) Hollywood Park Recap
Three Cushion Track wire jobs with early-pressing types continuing their domination at a mile and a sixteenth. A stalker and a closer nabbed the two 8.5f turf routes carded.
Rafael Bejarano and Martin Garcia both booted home a pair. Neil Drysdale (turf) and John Sadler both saddled two winners on the afternoon.
The race shape and recent 8.5f profile gave Switch a huge edge over Blind Luck in the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks. The former tracked a tepid pace and got a big jump on the Kentucky Oaks winner. The two quality fillies are expected to take different paths with Switch trying turf at Del Mar and ‘Luck shipping to the Spa this summer.
Wednesday (6-9-10) Hollywood Park Recap
Cushion Track played fair. The lone turf sprint carded was taken by an early-pressing type.
Rafael Bejarano and Martin Garcia both booted home a pair. Doug O’Neill saddled two winners on the day.
She’ll Heir rallied to post a popular one-length tally in the Cinderella Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Bejarano booted home the promising daughter of Wildcat Heir. Vladimir Cerin was the winning conditioner.
Thursday’s (6-10-10) Carryover from Hollywood Park
Thursday’s pick six from Hollywood Park includes a carryover of more than $93,000. A pair of turf races are part of the sequence. In the opening leg at twelve furlongs the two favorites look strong and the turf sprint later in the day is a more wide open affair. Mostly sunny skies are expected with a high temperature of 67.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Thursday pick six from Hollywood Park rates a 5.
Possible Singles: Falcon Rock (3rd race), Rockstar Ben (8th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Hollywood Park Pick 6 analysis – Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hollywood Park Race 3 (OC-62.5/2x, 3up, 12T) #2 Falcon Rock (8-5) ran into red hot rivals Acclimation and Bourbon Bay in his last two Graded outings. The late-runner won his US bow and is back in a tight Optional Claiming spot. #5 Lease of Life (9-5) is also out of the Stakes ranks and he is entered for the $62.5k tag. He dons the hood for the recently hot (6-for-12) Bejarano/Mitchell team.
Hollywood Park Race 4 (Clm-12.5/2L, f&m 3up, 8.5f) Numerous wire job winners at this distance recently. #4 Back Nine Doc (3-1) was my value top last time but she never got involved in first start vs. winners. She has distance influences in her pedigree and can make her presence felt throughout in this empty heat. #2 Feed A Fever (2-1) graduated at this course/distance last December and this will be the first time she has routed here since that win. #6 Merrytagio (9-2) is bred to route on dam side and graduated in her longest race to date (6.5f). My MySpace Play of the Day.
Hollywood Park Race 5 (Alw-1x, 3up, 6f) Speed has been strong at this distance recently. #4 Street Car (4-1) has the speed to succeed and built up his stamina in last pair. He cuts back for a sharp 3rd off the shelf barn and Garcia is 41% with Baffert recently. #5 Buck’s Bro (5-2) had trouble in a 2nd off the shelf regression run May 15. He owns fine tactical speed and won at this distance in April return. #1 Candy Lion (4-1) has been part of Exacta in all five local sprint starts. He won his needed return and was claimed out of that May 12 heat by Doug O’Neill. My Horse Racing Nation Play of the Day.
Hollywood Park Race 6 (Clm-16k, f&m 3up, 6.5f) #2 Halfaponderosa (6-1) is back at her claimed level for a profitable barn. The tactical miss has won twice at this distance. #5 Malusita (5-2) does her best work over Cushion Track but she is most effective around two turns. The sharp class riser looms a prominent throughout threat. #1 Kaylie’s Joy (4-1) got loose on an easy lead last time. There is not much pace in the paper race and she could make it two straight. #3 Squeeze Me Tight (2-1) dons the hood and drops to lowest level for quality connections. She is probably better on turf and might be going the wrong way.
Hollywood Park Race 7 (Alw-1x, 3yo, 6T) #4 Fandino (3-1) has fired in all three turf sprint outings and earned above par Pace/Final Time Ratings here last out. #2 Sirocco Strike (5-2) is steadily improving and exits a sharp course/distance victory. Ellis excels with recent grads trying winners for the first time. #7 Privilaged (2-1) has been facing better dirt rivals recently and he has hit the board in three of four Stakes tries. His dam has tossed four turf winners. My Today’s Racing Digest Play of the Day.
Hollywood Park Race 8 (Mcl-25k, 3up, 9f) #2 Rockstar Ben (2-1) has run well in both of his route outings and he was part of above par fractions both times. He owns an ascending Final Time Rating pattern and may have met a field he can topple. #5 Milty Way (6-1) disappointed in same race my top exits. He attended the pace and weakened that day. Today, he dons the hood, gets in light, and might be aggressively handled. #3 Casa O (5-2) has run in four straight extended sprints. He was headed in career bow and fell too far back last time. Bejarano hops aboard and a tactical journey is anticipated.
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