Break out the cash, there’s a huge pick-six carryover at Hollywood Park tonight. The pick six runs on races three through eight, with first post for the third scheduled for approximately 8 p.m.
Here’s who I like:
3rd — Ringmaster. He’s strictly a long shot, so don’t single this guy, especially with his dismal win record (30-1-4-4). But he’s dropping two levels and the rider who rode him to his lone win on Sept. 12 at Fairplex Park — Octavio Vergara — stays aboard. He could fire, and at 15-1 on the morning line he’s definitely worth using at the back end of trifectas and superfectas.
4th — Heywatchulookingat is another long shot, 30-1 on the morning line, but he raced wide into the stretch last out at Hollywood Park on Nov. 1 and he’ll get a five-pound weight break with the jockey switch to Michael Martinez.
5th — My best bet of the night is Ransom Captive, who’s been racing against graded-stakes horses and drops into this allowance spot. He figures to be rolling late under Mike Smith. Woodland City and Wickednwackyingrid also have shots here.
6th — Eight Below, with Martin Pedroza up, is another who can pick up the win with a late rally. He raced wide last time and Pedroza sticks with him. Trainer Michael Machowsky has had only 90 starters this year, but he’s won with 20 percent of them. Two others to consider in this $25,000 claimer — Fantasy Free and Red Hot Flame.
7th — Life At Ten, 7-5 on the morning line, looks like a solid single in this spot. He gets the services of Garrett Gomez.
8th — I don’t have a strong opinion here, but Dave’s Delivery looks live, as do Mark of a Star, First Contact, Blame the Wine and Paddlin Mud.
Good luck tonight!