Hollywood Park Pick 6 – May 2nd
- Updated: May 2, 2010
Before I analyze the Sunday pick six from Hollywood Park, let’s look back on the May 1 program.
Both surfaces seemed to play fair on Saturday.
Hat trick for Tyler Baze. Victor Espinoza and Alonso Quinonez both booted home a pair.
Medaglia d’Amour sat the right tracking trip and smartly prevailed by a length and a quarter in the 49th running of the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap. Alonso Quinonez booted home the Medaglia d’Oro filly for trainer Ben Cecil.
Hollywood Park Pick 6 Analysis (5-2-10)
Sunday’s pick six from Hollywood Park includes a pair of turf races. The feature race is the Grade 3 Senorita for three-year-old fillies traveling a flat mile on the turf. 2-1 morning line favorite City To City shoots for a turf route hat trick. Mostly sunny skies are expected with a high temperature of 66.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Sunday pick six from Hollywood Park rates a 6.
Possible Singles: Apriority (5th race), Fifie’s Fantasy (7th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Hollywood Park Pick 6 analysis – Sunday, May 2, 2010
Hollywood Park Race 4 (Clm-8k, f&m 3up, 7f) #1 Ultra Awesome (7-2) drops, switches surfaces, and reunites with winning pilot Rosario. Inside prominent throughout factor. #9 Desperate (3-1) enters in sharp form and should make her presence felt early and often from outside post under Bejarano. #4 Pokomoke (5-2) shoots for a hat trick and will be finishing.
Hollywood Park Race 5 (MSW, 3up, 8.5f) #2 Apriority (3-1) showed improved early interest in a Santa Anita extended sprint 2nd time out. He lands an advantageous post for his first route try and Flores has options with the versatile colt. #1 Isle of Prado (5-1) could improve second time out on the surface switch for Bejarano/O’Neill. #3 Full Strength (4-1) improved at a flat mile when last seen across town Jan 31.
Hollywood Park Race 6 (OC-62.5/2x, 3up, 6T) #1 Achak (6-1) cuts back in distance and is a competent late-running turf sprinter. He gets pace to chase and was a neck behind today’s favorite #3 Dance With Gable (5-2) in a similar downhill event April 3. The latter is four-for-five in turf sprints and should make presence felt throughout. My Today’s Racing Digest Play of the Day.
Hollywood Park Race 7 (Clm-40k, 3yo fil, 6f) #3 Fifie’s Fantasy (5-2) easily won her $50,000 Maiden Claiming sprint bow at Santa Anita Feb 25. She failed to fire in an Optional Claiming turf route last time and is back on preferred footing for a crafty barn. Rosario hops aboard. I’ll take a stand and single her on both tickets.
Hollywood Park Race 8 (Grade 3 Senorita, 3yo fil, 8T) I am going to give #5 Cozi Rosie (5-1) another chance on the green. The 3yo daughter of Pleasantly Perfect found some trouble in an even 7th place effort vs. similar nine furlong rivals across town. She sports a local bullet and dam has tossed three turf winners. Her connections are easy to like and she could rebound at playable odds. #6 City To City (2-1) won all three of her turf route starts and beat Cozi Rosie last time. The versatile miss sports a local turf bullet and is an obvious threat. This is my Horse Racing Nation Play of the Day.
Hollywood Park Race 9 (Mcl-25k, f&m 3up, 6f) #6 Ten’s Salty Sally (9-2) showed ability in long ago Del Mar bow and went to the sidelines after running last at that venue second time out. She has been stabled here since last September and sports a bullet work for today’s assignment. #5 Girlwiththegoldhoof (7-2) showed marked improvement second time out and should make presence felt throughout. #11 Sweet And Jazzy (5-1) raced evenly in first two outings. Today’s pilot Rosario is two-for-two with Neil French recently.
Sunday Pick 6 Tickets
Budget Play: $2 Pick Six 1-4-9/2/1-3/3/5-6/5-6-11 ($72)
The Big Ticket: $2 Pick Six 1-4-9/1-2-3/1-3/3/5-6/5-6-11 ($216)
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