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!