Sunday, Hollywood Park Race 4 — 2:30 pm post time

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Possible overlays                   Morning line

#2 Sam’s Special                           12/1
#3 Cougarette                               4/1
#4 Summer Soprano                    20/1

Post position means everything in these 4-1/2 furlong races.

Last Thursday in this same type of race, jockey Rafael Bejarano gunned Track N Attack for the lead out of post position #1. The favorite in the race, Really Uptown, also tried hard for the lead, but was coming from post #6 and when they swang into the turn he was a length behind.

Really Uptown’s jockey Martin Garcia started pushing his horse along early and tried hard all the way to the wire, but couldn’t get within a length of Track N Attack, who won at 6-to-1. But I believe if the post positions were reversed then Really Uptown would have won by a length.

In this race, the best-looking first time starter is #3 Cougarette who will be ridden by Tyler Baze. I will also watch #2 Sam’s Special and #4 Summer Soprano for betting action.

I will bet $300 on any of these three horses — #2 Sam’s Special, #3 Cougarette, and #4 Summer Soprano at 6/1 or less only.

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