Hollywood Park picks for Sunday

We had a tough beat on Fire Wood yesterday. He came flying home at 10-1 in a six-horse field and came up a half-length short to the 4-5 favorite, but that’s been the history of his career. He’s run second 13 times now in 32 starts.

Here are a few horses we like today:

3rd — All Saint should get the job done here under jockey Luis Contreras.

7th — Cayambe likes the 7-furlong distance, having won twice in five starts, and gets the services of Tyler Baze. Absolute Glory, with Chantal Sutherland in the saddle, is the upset special in this optional claimer.

9th — Fil’s Regent is my best bet of the day at 12-1 on the morning line. He gets a five-pound weight break with Michael Martinez riding and I think he’ll be moving fastest of all in the stretch.

Good luck today!

4 thoughts on “Hollywood Park picks for Sunday

  1. Race 6: I’m taking a pair pf prices in #4 Spanish Bunny (6/1) and #5 Acting Lady (8/1). The former, by Unusual Heat, ran her best race to date when a close 4th in her turf bow here a few weeks ago. The latter has been working very well for owner/trainer O’Neill for her California bow. She adds lasix today and goes back to her preferred surface.

    Race 7: #2 Soxcess (7/2) darn near broke the track record at 6 1/2 furlongs when stopping the time in 1:13 4/5 here on November 1st for Ellis off a one-year layoff. He returns to meet some of these that he just demolished and though 2nd-place finisher Return of the King finished off the board in yesterday’s Sausalito at Golden Gate Fields, can’t see this one getting bothered on the engine to win again.

    Race 8: Though #2 Backbackbackgone (2/1) looks to be the one, I’m going to back another undefeated horse in Woodbine interloper #5 Congor Bay (6/1)from the solid Mark Casse barn. He could have elected to take this one directly to the softer Fair Grounds circuit for his stakes debut, but find it interesting that he’s brought here. The son of Speightstown should have no issues with the 7 furlong distance and will get the run of the race under Michael Baze.

    Race 9: #8 He’s Really Big (8/1) drops out of state-bred maiden allowance company for Becerra and tries a rider switch to Greyder. The bad start last out compromised his chances and should show his best at this maiden claiming-40 level. Also using the Sise-trainer #6 One More Week (the probable race favorite), #5 Zephaniah (switches to Gomez) and smart-working firster #9 Just Heat (12/1).

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