LAZ BARRERA TOPS ACTION AT HOLLYWOOD
A nice group of three-year-old runners will converge on the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. (G3) at Hollywood Park on Saturday. The Carla Gaines-trained Midnight Transfer knocked heads with the best of his division in his last pair and should relish the cut back in trip in this seven-furlong dash. The son of Hard Spun is a stakes winner at one turn and could thrive in his Cushion track debut.
American Act, second in the San Vicente S. (G2) three back, blew the turn but still rallied to take the Harry Henson here most recently for trainer Jack Carava. The gelded son of Quiet American has a big turn of foot and will surely be in the mix on this day. Grade 1 hero Drill seems to have gotten back to form and must be considered from the mighty Baffert barn. Innocent Man and Gun Boat were one-two in a recent strong allowance race and figure to have a shot in this spot. Senor Rain was third to a pair of Grade 1 winners on this oval at a route, and can’t be ignored after a second in the Henson.