This week's Friday Night Lights takes us to the land of Hoosiers for the card at Indiana Downs, and the land of movie stars for Betfair Hollywood Park. Indiana Downs features an 11-race card on Friday, but the last three are quarter horse races (which I won't attempt to handicap or play). Post time for the first race is scheduled for 6:55pm Eastern. Hollywood's eight race card kicks off at 7:00pm Pacific and features the Tsumani Slew Stakes for three-year-olds at a mile on the lawn.
Indiana Downs features a one-mile main dirt track with a seven furlong turf course to the inside. Along with the usual betting choices, Indiana Downs features $0.50 Trifectas, $0.10 Supers, $0.50 Picks 3s and 4s, and a $1.00 Pick 6. The Pick 4s and Pick 6 include just the thoroughbred races (1-8).
Hollywood Park's main Cushion Track measures a mile and an eights with a one mile turf course. The track offers the standard array of betting options, including a 14% take $0.50 Pick 5 that begins with the first race on the card.