MURRAY AND BARRERA TOP HOLLYWOOD WEEKEND
A well-matched field of turf stayers will go postward in Saturday’s $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial H. (G2) at Hollywood Park. Among the likely players in this 1 ½ mile test are Grade 1 winner Hamish Hy, San Juan Capistrano (G2) fifth Falcon Rock, Cal-bred stakes star Soul Candy, the Mike Mitchell-trained Power Series and Restless Soul, who might tackle the boys after a third in the Santa Barbara H. (G2) most recently.
Sunday’s main attraction is the $150,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial S. (G3), for sophomores going seven-eighths. This talented, but mostly unaccomplished group, will be led by the likes of Cal-bred stakes victor Bench Points, Bob Baffert’s duo of superb debut winner Hoorayforhollywood and intriguing maiden victor Flightofalifetime, Harry Henson S. winner Ain’t No Other, Derby Trial fourth Indian Winter and John Sadler’s speedy Runflatout
Every day during the 2011 Spring/Summer Meet at Hollywood, there is a minimum guaranteed Pick 4 pool of $150,000 on weekdays and $250,000 on Saturdays and Sundays