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January 22, 2018

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Ralph Siraco’s selections for Saturday’s races at Hollywood Park

Ralph Siraco's horse racing column appears Monday and his Southern California selections run Tuesday-Sunday.

Saturday's card

1st Race -- DEALINWITHINSANITY -- P. Val atop Baffert trainee for owner Pegram, draws good middle post for sprint opener, Deal-in-with-victory? SEALED WITH A KISS -- Draws alongside top pick for starter allowance, Enriquez on Sise trainee, backers hope win is Sealed With A Kiss good-bye to foes. Value Play -- NO ISSUES

2nd Race -- SIX HITTER -- Draws good spot here, Espinoza aboard Frankel trainee for owner Gann, Hitter Six from post five? TRICKY TRAVIS -- Training at Santa Anita, P. Val astride Lewis trainee, should get the trip from inner post at turf route claimer. Value Play -- QUITE CARELESS

3rd Race -- ALLOVER -- Draws outside box for sprint maiden outing, Nakatani on one of two Baffert entries, here for owner Thoroughbred Corporation. SCENIC WONDER -- P. Val aboard the other Baffert trainee for owners Bob & Beverly Lewis, prompt start needed from inner post, All-Baffert Quinella here? Value Play -- AGOREIN

4th Race -- MADAME PIETRA -- Training at Santa Anita, P. Val aboard Zucker trainee, likes this track and trip. JETINTO HOUSTON -- Smith sits Sahadi trainee for owners Team Valor & Garbor, draws alongside top pick for Grade III sprint, Jet-into-winners circle? Value Play -- CEE'S ELEGANCE

5th Race -- FUN AND SUN -- Part of Thoroughbred Corporation-owned coupled entry with PRODUCER, Solis/Mandella here, Johnston/Baffert there, double threat. CONTINUOUSLY -- Draws good inner post for turf route allowance outing, Valdivia aboard one-of-two Frankel-trained 'hidden entry', barn Continuously hot. Value Play -- GOLDEN RAHY

6th Race -- STAGE PLAYER -- Espinoza on co-owner Dutton trainee, draws good outer post for 7-panel claimer, Stage may be set for a Player winner. IMPERIAL KING -- Training at Santa Anita, Solis scales Glatt trainee, King may make late impact for Imperial win. Value Play -- THE STATION

7th Race -- GENERAL CHALLENGE -- Gelding was once California kingpin handicap star, may have needed last outing, we'll give one more chance on class here. BONUS PAY DAY -- Training at Santa Anita, draws alongside top pick with inner post in route allowance/claimer, a factor with P. Val guiding chances. Value Play -- BAYOU THE MOON

8th Race -- ATLANTIC OCEAN -- Part of Thoroughbred Corporation-owned coupled entry with MAJOR IDEA, P. Val/Baffert here, Nakatani/Drysdale there, double threat. GOTDREAM -- French-bred draws inner post in full field at Grade II turf route distance, Desormeaux on Frankel trainee, Got-the-Dream trip here? Value Play -- RUTTERS RENEGADE

9th Race -- CRUZENWITHTHESTARS -- Draws good post in full field of maiden/claiming sprinters, P. Val atop O'Neill trainee, Cruzen-with-diploma here? CHAMP'S OLE' -- Hustling Espinoza aboard co-owner Dutton trainee, draws good outside post, Ole' Champ's day? Value Play -- MAMAISWAR