04/21/2010 2:35PM

Hollywood Park: Opening-day touts


It's opening day, and the early money in race 1 suggests Belleofthebridle is the right horse to win the four and one-half furlong race for 2-year-old maidens.

However, an interesting shipper from Arizona offers greater wagering value.

Blinx Zip, by the outstanding debut sire City Zip, has a series of bullet works at Turf Paradise and could come out firing for trainer Don Roberson.

Vicky Baze is in to ride the colt, and if he starts at 6-1 or higher, Blinx Zip is worth a "use."

Other longshot thoughts on the interesting Wednesday card:

Isle of Giants is 20-1 in race 3, with a series of sharp works for his comeback. Trainer Ben Cecil does super with comebackers.

Little Ruler is 10-1 in race 6, a claiming sprint in which he figures to be forwardly placed on or near a slow pace.

Majestic Afleet is 12-1 in race 7, a six-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-olds. Majestic Afleet had a brutal trip his only previous turf sprint.

Hollywood Mogul is 20-1 in race 8, a maiden-claiming sprint. He is quick enough to make the lead, and it's his first try over the Cushion Track surface.