Some final Turf Festival selections

Here we go with the final day of the Turf Festival at Hollywood Park.

I like the 3-year-old filly Visit to give trainer Bobby Frankel his fifth consecutive victory in the $500,000 Grade I Matriarch Stakes. I think she’s coming up to her best race, where the others might be tailing off a bit.

In the $500,000 Grade I Hollywood Derby, I think Madeo and Gio Ponti are going to be tough.

Some others to watch:

8th — I love it when a trainer scratches one half of his entry, as Richard Mandella did in this maiden special weight. I think New Bay, a first-time starter by Cuvee, will come out running and win the start to the late pick three.

10th — Shelbydell is a major threat to go gate to wire in this maiden claimer for 2-year-old Cal-bred fillies, and Warrensmysterydice can pick up the pieces if the top choice falters late. Catsalot, dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time, is the chalk play.

Good luck today!

2 thoughts on “Some final Turf Festival selections

  1. Good strike in the last race. I also liked the Mullins, but didn’t get it on that one via my YouBet account (as I was doing cartwheels in the living room after hitting the 9th race trifecta at Golden Gate Fields a few times).

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