Oak Tree at Hollywood Recap (Sept 30-Oct 3)
I have some catching up to do with my Oak Tree opening week recaps. I successfully tabbed 5 out of 6 last Thursday and Sunday.
Thursday – Sept 30
No wire jobs on Cushion Track. Unzip Me wired the field in the Senator Ken Maddy Handicap at six furlongs on the weeds.
Victor Espinoza, and Joel Rosario both booted home a pair on opening night. Rafael Bejarano and Marty Jones teamed up for two wins, and Julio Canani saddled a pair of winners.
Friday – Oct 1st
Three wire jobs on Cushion Track. Another turf sprint wire job as well.
Rafael Bejarano and Joel Rosario both booted home a pair.
Saturday – Oct 2nd
No wire jobs on Cushion Track. The lone turf sprint was taken in wire-to-wire fashion.
Hat trick for Rafael Bejarano. Mike Smith and Joe Talamo both booted home a pair. Bob Baffert saddled two winners on the afternoon.
Jaycito raced wide throughout and wore down favorite J P’s Gusto in a good looking G1 Norfolk tally. The Mike Mitchell-trained winner might go next in the BC Juvenile.
What’s left to say about Zenyatta? The charismatic mare won her 19th race without a loss in the G1 Lady’s Secret. Runner-up Switch did everything but win and could show up in the BC Filly and Mare Sprint. The mighty Z will be a handful in the BC Classic.
Overseas invader Hibaayeb rallied to win a less than stellar renewal of the G1 Yellow Ribbon.
Richard’s Kid rallied to beat a resurgent Crown of Thorns in the G1 Goodwood.
Sunday – Oct 3rd
Four Cushion Track sprint wire jobs (3 at six furlongs).
Hat trick for Joel Rosario included a pair of turf wins for trainer Richard Mandella. David Flores booted home a pair.
Rigoletta upset Tell A Kelly in the G1 Oak Leaf. The runner-up did not have the smoothest journey and jockey Alonso Quinonez could easily be replaced on the John Sadler trainee. Indian Gracey set the pace and finished well clear of the rest.
Champ Pegasus outfinished Where’s The Remote in the G1 Clement L Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship. Bourbon Bay finished an even 3rd in his needed return.
Zenidekka (9th race) blew the break and rallied to finish a better than appears 4th behind heavy favorite California Nectar in the Sunday finale. The Neil Drysdale runner has some talent and is worth playing next time.
Wednesday Free Play Links
Below are links to my Oct 6th free selections…enjoy!
Oak Tree/Hollywood (5th race) – Horse Racing Nation
Oak Tree/Hollywood (6th race) - Today’s Racing Digest
Oak Tree/Hollywood (7th race) – MySpace
Wednesday’s pick six from Oak Tree at Hollywood Park includes a pair of turf races. La Nez is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the grass sprint Allowance feature, but second choice Sister Dawn is proven on turf, has more speed, and is probably the better play.
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Wednesday pick six from Oak Tree at Hollywood rates a 6.
Possible Singles: Sister Dawn (7th race)
Jarrod Horak’s Oak Tree at Hollywood Pick 6 Tickets – Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hollywood Race 3 (Clm-8k, f&m 3up, 6f)) Primary (#5 First Queen, #4 Havens Lake, #6 Brought It)
Hollywood Race 4 (Mcl-32k, 2yo fil, 6.5f) Primary (#6 She’sawontontomato, #1a Wild And Gotaway/#1 Hey Sugar Sugar) – Secondary (#4 Pacific Coast Girl)
Hollywood Race 5 (Alw-1x, CA-bred 3up, 8.5T) Primary (#8 Runaway Bandido, #10 Tiz Argent) – Secondary (#9 Miguel’s Mascot, #6 Danzing Tribal)
Hollywood Race 6 (MSW, 2yo fil, 8.5f) Primary (#5 Big Tiz, #4 Star Presence) – Secondary (#1 Ricketyracketyruss)
Hollywood Race 7 (Alw-2x, f&m 3up, 6T) Primary (#1 Sister Dawn) – Secondary (#6 Sweet Sophia)
Hollywood Race 8 (Clm-50k, 3yo, 6.5f) Primary (#4 Streakin’ Mohican, #5 Pinal) – Secondary (#8 Color of Courage)
Wednesday Pick 6 Tickets
Note that the Standard Ticket shows how much it would cost if you used all of the contenders on one ticket. The multiple Primary/Secondary ticket strategy saves money and allows you to put your strong handicapping opinions to the test.
Pick 6 Spread Ticket Calculator courtesy of Del Mar website (click tickets to enlarge)