Gold Cup guide: Odds, analysis, PPs for Santa Anita feature

Photo: Alex Evers / Eclipse Sportswire

Santa Anita has put together an incredible 11-race program for Memorial Day, and anchoring the action is the Grade 2, $200,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.

A field of eight older horses will take part in this 1 1/4-mile contest on the main track, including the Bob Baffert-trained pair of Mr Fisk and Reincarnate.

Going as Race 10 on a 11-race program at "The Great Race Place," post time for the Hollywood Gold Cup is estimated for 8:30 p.m. EDT. The race will be shown live on FanDuel TV.

Check out Horse Racing Nation’s free past performances page today for downloadable PPs for the Hollywood Gold Cup and more courtesy of our partners at Brisnet.

We also have Super Screener picks and analysis for the Hollywood Gold Cup as well as recent top speed figures for each contender.

Hollywood Gold Cup best speed figures

PostHorseMLBeyer TimeformUSHRN
1Reincarnate  4-1  98120101
2Ashcroft15-1  94122  94
3Judge Miller  5-2105126  99
4Oviatt Class30-1  89107  94
5Mr Fisk  2-1  97121102
6Subsanador  5-2  99121101
7Mixto12-1  96117  98
8Arrowthegreat30-1  91115  96

Looking at the pace

Judge Miller, blinkers on, is expected to set a fast pace in the Hollywood Gold Cup. Long shot Arrowthegreat should be in close attendance to the early tempo. 

Pace projector appears courtesy of TimeformUS.

HRN picks for the Hollywood Gold Cup

Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis went head-to-head handicapping the Hollywood Gold Cup and they saw the race differently from a pace perspective. As a result, they were unable to come up with a consensus winner, and even key contenders like Reincarnate and Judge Miller didn't make both of their superfectas. 

However, both Ross and Tamulonis are using long shot Mixto underneath. 

The latest edition of J. Keeler Johnson's Horses to Watch column highlights how Judge Miller may improve stretching out to 10 furlongs in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

Brian Zipse is looking ahead to the Belmont Stakes in his latest column. Find out if he thinks Peter Pan Stakes winner Antiquarian will move ahead in his probable next start.

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Here's the field for the Hollywood Gold Cup (G2):

2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1

Post Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start / Next Start HRN
1 Reincarnate
Good Magic
7.31 Bob Baffert
JJ Hernandez
3rd, 2024 Oaklawn Handicap G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
3rd, 2024 Oaklawn Handicap G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
2 Ashcroft
Munnings
3.79 Robert B. Hess Jr.
Kent J. Desormeaux
1st, SA AOC (04/27/2024-R10)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, SA AOC (04/27/2024-R10)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
3 Judge Miller
Curlin
5.94 Mark Glatt
Lanfranco Dettori
2nd, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
2nd, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
4 Oviatt Class
Bernardini
5.67 Vladimir Cerin
Umberto Rispoli
1st, TUP AOC (04/11/2024-R8)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, TUP AOC (04/11/2024-R8)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
5 Mr Fisk
Arrogate
6.81 Bob Baffert
Kazushi Kimura
1st, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
1st, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
6 Subsanador
Fortify
5.93 Richard Mandella
Flavien Prat
2nd, 2024 Santa Anita Handicap G1
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
2nd, 2024 Santa Anita Handicap G1
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
7 Mixto
Good Magic
5.67 Doug F. O'Neill
Antonio Fresu
3rd, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
3rd, 2024 Californian Stakes G2
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
8 Arrowthegreat
Arrogate
4.45 Juan Landeros
Victor Espinoza
2nd, SA AOC (12/31/2023-R8)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1
Entered
Last Race
Next Race
2nd, SA AOC (12/31/2023-R8)
2024 Hollywood Gold Cup G1

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