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Hollywood for Friday night 23 April 2010


 Handicappers Corner

Word of caution. In 2009 the only time that the Hollywood racing surface had a somewhat dead inside was on Friday nights. I'd say this occurred about 30 to 40 percent of the time.  

Recommended pick 3 part wheel starts in the 5th race

1,4,5,6,7,8 with 2,3,6,7,8,10 with 5


race 1    average clarity

3  Aeromon   Dollase had a somewhat lackluster SA meet and he looks like he's dropping this gelding out of MSW to get Hol off to a good start

4  Slew City Grinder   had a tough trip in debut run 2 back but showed lots of life.....last looks like a route gimme to give this 3 year some more endurance.....back to a sprint and drops...trainer/rider won 2 opening day

6  Souvenir Summer    excellent series of works since his decent maiden debut back in early March...high likelihood moves forward

9  Ned Page   poor history for trainer with 1st time starters but the works suggest this one might be ready to roll at 1st asking


race 2    average clarity

7  Downhill Diva   long layoff and a modest history but this filly is working like a totally different greatly improved filly

1  Warren's Whisper   last sure looks like a turf tune-up to leg up and fire a good race back on the AW

4  Sky Chant   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races especially the 2 she ran on the synthetic


race 3    average clarity

6  Go Forth North   solid 1st run in the good old U S of A and it came off of a long layoff.....2 reassuring works since....good chance she moves forward tonight

8  Attar Of Rose   best set of works from the Mulhall barn in some time...they are long and they are strong...ship in from the East Coast is ready

4  Maria's Dane   on the right end of the learning curve and Bejarano stays around

5  Irish Torrent   morning line favorite tries hard but she tends to flatten out when it counts especially at 1 1/16...needs more punch late


race 4    average clarity

7  Kailani   exits a fast heat (which was her maiden debut) with a respectable effort and this filly hasn't missed a beat since in the morning.....good chance we see more

3  Champagneandlilies  back to a sprint where she sat close to a strong pace and finished up well...should be prominent from the get go

5  Jana Gail   sure looks like 6 1/2 furlongs should help put this filly in the hunt late

2  Princess Beau K   1ster is hitting the track in the AM at regular intervals a sign he's fit and healthy for her maiden debut


race 5    average clarity

6  Keen Bidder    believe last was a much needed tune-up to be fit and ready for his 2nd run after the long layoff....vastly improved in his last 2 races in GB before being laid up

8  Summer Movie   outside post but seems to have a speed advantage over most in here so T C Baze can clear and get over by the 1st turn....very sharp in the morning

5  Thomas Baines  consistent sort....only grass race was solid with 2 next out winners...I am concerned that it's been a long time since Rosario/O'Neal have won a race together...but...they have the horse here to get it done

1  Hockley   believe Flores will send from the 1 post...get loose and may..........go...........all...........the...............way


race 6    slightly below average clarity

8  Frequent Fame   seems to appreciate the Holracing surface.....also appears at top of her game right now with a lifetime best 2 back and good drills since after an experimental run on the sod  

6  Krakow Queen   exits a fast heat maiden breaking win albeit 7 weeks ago....strong contender if repeats that effort

2  Pretty Kinzie   race seems to set up somewhat for her late running style.....Eurton takes over the training duties andhe has a good history 1st out under his tutelage

3  This Time Baby   good work series since breaking her maiden....might get a good stalk position behind dueling leaders


race 7   above average clarity

5  Ruination   very impressive 1st route run on the lawn showing strong pace and final time....repeat of that effort with even an average trip beats these

7  Alpine Yodel      very very consistent sort at least fig wise on Top Turf Today ( from 3 over par to 3 under par for this level in her last 17 turf races) can get a nice chase or mid pace position

2  Samatha's Rule   another consistent sort who needs to avoid flattening out in the late stretch especially at 1 1/16 miles....Bejarano up should help that concern


race 8    average clarity

4  Taxi Fleet   50 % claiming price drop to get to the circle of joy seems very logical for this horse who has paid only a fraction costs of owning him in 2009 and 2010

11  A Cat Named Snipe   seems sharp right now.....faced better in his last and didn't embarrass himself

10  Acquire The Fire   hard to argue with 9 of 14 "places" at today's distance of 6 furlongs

6  Get Off The Sugar   lookout if we see the race this gelding ran 2 races back...looks bad on paper because it was a bad trip

7 Possibi   laid off horse takes the plunge in claiming price....might be now or never



Posted on April 23, 2010 at 9:19 am by brian · Permalink
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