Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hollywood Feature on Thursday Might Get Funky

Get Funky, ridden by Garret Gomez for the first time, figures to go off the chalk in Race 7 at Hollywood Park today.  This should be a seriously competitive affair as Get Funky, Hewitts and Delta Storm all figure to get a lot of play.

After those three, Sky Cape and Cherokee Heaven look like the next batch of horseplayer favorites.  Who do I think comes out with the victory?  Cherokee Heaven who was fantastic in his last race for trainer Martin Jones.  Yes, he's stepping up in class, but the 5 year old son of Cherokee Run has the requisite closing kick to go past the front runners in this race.  

It will also be Cherokee Heavens' second race with jockey Brice Blanc.  Blanc is a master turf rider who, when he gets a good enough horse, can definitely bring home a victory.  Cherokee Heaven and Get Funky, who is the classiest horse in this group, might make up a nice exacta wager.

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