Try these horses at Hollywood Park today

Here are a few selections worth playing today:

4th — General Dan goes from optional claimers into a claiming event and has won one of five at the distance.
5th — The Big One has finished first or second in three of five races at the distance and retains the services of the hustling Martin Pedroza. Lockford deserves a look in the spot as well.
7th — Dadsalittleunusual lost a photo in his last and is being stepped up in class, a formula that often results in victory. South Coast figures in this spot as well. Martin Jones and Joe Talamo click at 21 percent when they team up, and the 5-year-old gelding has been first or second in seven of 12 starts.
8th — Stitchit and Paddlin Mud could both win here. They both deserve to be included in any late exotics, including pick threes and pick fours.

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  1. For those of us who missed fourth-race winner One Track Mind ($23), there’s some consolation in knowing that horses like this still will win on a synthetic surface, even though synthetics aren’t as friendly to front-runners as dirt tracks are. One Track Mind came into today’s race a classic sprinter-stretching-out, trying 1 1/16 miles for the first time after experiencing mixed luck with early-speed tactics at 6 to 7 furlongs. Often a horse like this will find it easier to grab the lead in a longer, slower-paced race, and last longer. One Track Mind did just that at 10-1 odds. When synthetic surfaces came in, I feared this angle wouldn’t work as well. Fear not.

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