Six horses are entered today at Hollywood Park for the Grade1 CWhtghm on the turf. The race is 10 furlongs and I see a big upset in this race.
Midships is the morning line favorite at 9:5 and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza. Expect this multiple Grade2 winner to have the lead for as long as posible.
Liquidity is a very interesting horse in this race. He's never been on the turf before but is a speed horse and is losing 12 pounds from his last race in which he won from start to finish.
I'm not sure this speedy horse can handle the distance but he will push the favorite into running slightly faster fractions which will not help Midships.
I like long shot Globetrotter (8:1) to come off the pace and hold off fast charging Artiste Royal to win this $300,000 race.
In his last race, Globetrotter covered the nine furlongs in 1:46 from off the pace and is losing an additional six pounds. He'll have to fight to hold off Artiste Royal but I think he will.
Joe Talamo will guide Globetrotter home just ahead of Artiste Royal and a fading Midships to win the feature race today at Hollywood. Hopefully, the odds at post won't be any worse than they are now.