After getting blanked by short prices and even smaller fields Thursday, we had a nice day Friday, delivering a couple of nice wins — KHUN DAN at $25.60 and MAT THE MAITER’D at $27.20. Let’s try again today. There are a few good plays at Hollywood Park on CashCall Futurity Day, but I don’t know as if we’ll get any 11-1 or 12-1 shots.
1st — BONJOUR, WESTERLY MAGIC and MAN TO MAN all have shots here. Don’t let the 15-1 morning-line price on Man to Man scare you. He’s got a shot.
2nd — BROOKER is a Ted West-trained gelding who just missed at $12,500 and is being raised to $16,000. You have to love that move up in class.
4th — BE REALISTIC and BAD BIG AL should both be closing in the stretch.
7th — I love TOMMYS LUCK in this spot. He drops back into a sprint and is dipped in class. Martin Garcia wins 24 percent of the time when he rides for Jeff Mullins. This guy is my best bet of the day.
9th — MR. CHAIRMAN and ISIPINGO both have big shots in this $80,000 optional claimer.
10th — Tread very lightly, but I got a hunch that this is going to finally be the day that PINK POLKADOTS gets her picture taken. Mike Mitchell drops her back to the level he claimed her at. If she doesn’t win today, a move up to Golden Gate Fields might be in order. If you’re looking for an upsetter, try LIL LEGAL LINDA, a first-timer for Doug O’Neill.
Good luck today!!