Feature Race Review at Hollywood: Grade 2 On June 13th, 2009

Joseph CiracoCorrespondent IJune 12, 2009

The Grade2 at Hollywood features a lot of speed.  When a field of 12 has this much speed, the race should be exciting.

Rail Trip is the morning line favorite right now at 8:5.  This four year old has won all, but one of this career six starts but he's coming off a second place finish in his last race and stretching out yet again.

Awesome Gem is the second choice at 4:1 and has a win and a second in two career starts at Hollywood.  Despite that nice record, Awesome Gem is 0-4 at 9 furlongs.

Ball Four is a very interesting horse in this race.  He's currently an incredible 10:1 despite beating the favorite in there last meeting.  He will also go to the front and he has three wins in nine career starts at 1/8th miles.

Daktoa Phone is currently 6:1 but Rafael Bejarano is aboard this talented horse for Jerry Hollendorfer.  Dakota Phone ran the best race of his life on May 9th, when he closed like a rocket and finished third by less than two lengths at Hollywood on May 9th.  The extra 1/2 furlong might be just perfect for this horse.

The horse I like to win this race is 10:1 and should also coming on late in deep stretch.  Aitcho won his last race at 1 1/16th at Hollywood on April 26th and won in just over 1:41.  This horse is losing 8 pounds from that race and even though he's stepping up in class significantly, I like the long shot to pull it off.

1st: Aitcho 2nd: Awesome Gem 3rd: Ball Four

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