Results, Hollywood Park Sunday Race 6 — won $325

super%20clipBefore this race ran, I was listening to Hollywood race caller Vic Stauffer handicap the contenders as they paraded to post. And Stauffer had lot’s of good things to say about #11 Spacy Tracy, which included how this filly will crush this field if she ran back to the 78 Beyer Speed Figure she earned in her debut. Stauffer also added that he was confident that trainer Angelo Tekos could get the horse to win off her 17-month layoff.

With most other TV handicappers, I would not have paid much attention to their comments. But Stauffer is also the agent for jockey Joel Rosario, who has won on 24 percent of his 70 mounts this meet and was named to ride Spacy Tracy.

Spacy Tracy, who was 6-to-1 on the morning line, took enough action to be bet to 5-to-2 at post time. As the race began, jockey Tyler Baze sent another 5-to-2 shot #7 Mad For Plaid for the lead and she was in front by a length on the backstretch.

But on the turn, Spacy Tracy loomed dangerously in third place behind #10 Tahitian Bluff, a longshot who was fading fast in second place. In the stretch, Mad For Plaid was game, but Spacy Tracy ran her down to win by 1-3/4 lengths. These two were so dominant that the third place horse #3 Secret Potion was eight lengths behind Mad For Plaid.

I bet $250 on Spacy Tracy and picked up $875, but profited only $325 because I also had $300 on the Mike Mitchell-trained #14 To Hot for You, who ran poorly at 5/1. 

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1 1 Global Inspiration (CA) Baze M Mendoza J 39.40 10
2 2 Poolside (CA) Quinonez A Periban J 50.00 7
3 3 Secret Potion (CA) Bejarano R Hollendorfer J 7.00 3
4 4 Be an Angel (KY) Delgadillo A Sherman A 16.90 12
5 5 Castillon (CA) Flores D Moger, Jr. E 20.40 11
7 6 Mad for Plaid (KY) Baze T Miller P 2.90 2
9 7 Atticutie (AZ) Contreras B Fiscal S 98.40 13
10 8 Tahitian Bluff (KY) Sorenson D Glatt M 18.00 5
11 9 Spacy Tracy (KY) Rosario J Tekos, Jr. A 2.50 1
12 10 Cape Moonlight (CA) Garcia M DeLima J 7.80 8
13 11 Lola Rastaquaire (CA) Stra K Dupuis J 102.40 9
14 12 To Hot for You (FL) Gryder A Mitchell M 5.10 4
15 13 Whatafantasy (CA) Valdez F O’Neill D 28.00 6
SCR Rio Revelde (CA)    
SCR Grand Symphony (KY)    
Pgm Win Place Show
11 $7.00 $3.80 $3.00
7 $4.20 $3.20
3 $3.60
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $13.20 (11-7)
$1.00 Pick 3 paid $143.20 (11-1-11)

Sunday, Hollywood Park Race 6 — 3:30 pm post time

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden King conquers So. Cal. maiden races

Maiden claiming $25,000, 6 furlongs, 3 yo’s +, f & m

Possible overlays                       Morning line

#11 Spacy Tracy                              6/1
#14 To Hot for You                           9/2

Mike Mitchell adds blinkers to #14 To Hot for You, who has shown early speed in previous races. This filly is making her fourth start and has been steadily dropping in class. She had came back from a seven-month layoff on April 19 and may be a lot better than she looks in her past performances.

Mitchell is winning at a 36 percent clip with maiden claimers and won six out of the last 12 times he added blinkers for the first time.  If that’s not strong then I don’t know what is.

Also, second-time starter #11 Spacy Tracy has a couple of quick workouts on her way back from more than a year away from racing. In her January 2008 debut, she ran a 78 Beyer Speed Figure while showing superior early speed to any of the other fillies and mares in here.

I will bet $500 to win on #14 To Hot for You at 2/1 to 7/2 but just $300 at 4/1 and higher.  Also, I want $250 to win on #11 Spacy Tracy at 2/1 to 9/1 only.

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