SHOEMAKER AND TRIPLE BEND HIGHLIGHT HOLLYWOOD SATURDAY
A fine field of turf milers will converge on Hollywood Park on Saturday in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile S. (G1). Little Mike, winner of the Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs last out, will ship in for trainer Dale Romans. The speedy five-year-old is in career form and looms the one to catch in this spot.
Local standout Mr. Commons has been a bit below par in running second in his last pair, but the honest and most talented son of Artie Schiller looms a major danger in this one. The John Shirreffs pupil never runs a bad one and could be favored here. Multiple graded stakes hero Jeranimo, San Francisco Mile (G3) victor Hudson Landing, Grade 1 winner Comma to the Top and the consistently very good Slim Shadey, are also signed on for this well-matched field.
The Saturday co-feature at Hollywood is the $250,000 Triple Bend H. (G1) for sprinters on the main oval. Grade 1 victors The Factor, Smiling Tiger and Rail Trip will top the deep and talented field of this seven-furlong race on the Cushion oval.