Results, Hollywood Park Sunday Race 3 — no bets

Trainer John Sadler and jockey Joel Rosario teamed up on #9 I Swear

Trainer John Sadler and jockey Joel Rosario teamed up on #9 I Swear

When trainer John Sadler names jockey Joel Rosario as his rider, bettors should take notice.

Coming into Sunday’s third race, Rosario had won with 30 of the last 137 horses that he rode for Sadler and horseplayers who bet them all got back $1.51 for every dollar they bet.

In this race, Sadler gave Rosario a leg up on #9 I Swear, a 5-to-2 shot who was running in her third lifetime start. She was slow to start and Rosario was content to lay eight lengths off the pace on the backstretch.

As #2 Parker’s Stormgirl and #6 Wild Heart battled for the lead on the turn, I Swear started her run and moved up four-wide entering the stretch. When the speed collapsed, it became a race between #5 Youknowwhatilike and I Swear — and I Swear prevailed by a length.

I was planning on betting #6 Wild Heart at 2/1 or more, but the Bob Baffert-trained filly was hammered down to 3/2, which was too low for a wager.

To watch a replay of this race, go to www.calracing.com.

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Crystal Empire R N (KY) Sorenson D Walsh K 2.90 5
2 2 Parker’s Stormgirl (CA) Talamo J Puype M 9.70 3
4 3 Aislebebarbie (CA) Scott J Sierra C 65.20 7
5 4 Youknowwhatilike (CA) Arambula P Martinez S 10.30 2
6 5 Wild Heart (KY) Rios J Baffert B 1.50 6
7 6 Candelaria (CA) Martin G Shidaker D 76.70 8
8 7 Court Ballado (KY) Baze T Sherman A 13.30 4
9 8 I Swear (KY) Rosario J Sadler J 2.70 1
SCR - Whatafantasy (CA) Delgadillo A O’Neill D - -
Pgm Win Place Show
9 $7.40 $3.80 $3.00
5 - $6.60 $4.20
2 - - $5.00
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta

Results, Hollywood Park Sunday Race 1 — lost $200

After winning five races on Saturday, Rafael Bejarano took the opener on Sunday.

After winning five races on Saturday, Rafael Bejarano took the opener on Sunday.

After running an amazing race to cross the wire first, #7 Seeuat Sticknstein was taken down by the stewards for causing interference in the stretch to #2 Gate to Wire.

The win continued a huge weekend for jockey Rafael Bejarano, who won five races Saturday and two more on Sunday.

Seeuat Sticknstein, who is trained by David La Croix, was trying to overcome a huge bias against him. In these 4-1/2 furlong races the turn comes up quickly, so horses in the inside four post positions have a tremendous advantage. 

In fact, according to my records, only one first-time starter of 50 in the last two years won a 4-1/2 furlong race at Hollywood breaking from outside of post number 4. And that horse was even money.

In this race, Seeuat Sticknstein battled for the lead while three wide on the turn against #4 Catch My Tale and #5 Great Wheels. He shook off those two and led by a length over #3 Izzynfranstreasure, who was coming on the outside.

Rafael Bejarano tried to squeeze between #3 Izzynfranstreasure while Seeuatsticknstein was bearing out, so the seam closed quickly and Gate to Wire checked in midstretch. Gate to Wire regained his footing and came charging at Seeuat Sticknstein, but missed by a half a length.

I bet $200 on #1 Swiss Record at 2/1 and he was not a factor.

To watch a replay of this race, go to www.calracing.com.

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Swiss Record (CA) Rosario J Harrington M 2.10 6
2 2 Gate to Wire (KY) Bejarano R Dominguez C 2.10 1
3 3 Izzynfranstreasure (CA) Gavica G Coffee C 53.00 3
4 4 Catch My Tale (KY) Hill C Talbot S 5.30 5
5 5 Great Wheels (CA) Baze M Freeman E 18.80 4
6 6 Suitcase Simpson (CA) Sorenson D Harrington M 8.70 7
7 7 Seeuat Sticknstein (KY) Baze T La Croix D 4.20 2
8 8 Del Mar Truckee (CA) Scott J Sierra C 33.60 8
Pgm Win Place Show
2 $6.20 $3.60 $2.80
7 - $4.40 $4.00
3 - - $16.20
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $15.40 (2-7)
$1.00 Superfecta
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