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Hollywood for Friday 30 April 2010


Handicappers Corner

In the Kentucky Oaks race number 11 at Churchill Downs I like #5 Blind Luck the best. As many of you know I have liked her from day one. Talented and seemingly intelligent.  Her smooth way of going enhances her chances at getting a good trip. Other contenders are 3, 7, 8, 11 

There are plenty of races that need to be posted early so shortened comments for today so as not to sacrifice any handicapping time.


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Look To The Sky   like her in her last and few reasons to think she can't fire again

3  Enlightened Lady   woke up in last....fits well if repeats effort

5  Acute Velocity   closer was able to rally and win with a lackluster pace in last


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  B. I. Guy   barn has woken up and the gelding is on the improve

9  Duke Of Aspen   barn remains rather hot and gelding drops a small but helpful notch down the claiming ladder

8  Mikroman   nice maiden debut especially considering it was at a route of ground

4  Rockstar Ben   last looks like a maiden debut gimme to be full throttle today 2nd out on the drop down...hang on apprentice


race 3    below average clarity

4  Lauren C   nice work series seemingly has very ready off of the 3 month layoff....difficult race to decipher

2  Triple Star   chased a very nasty pace in a mile race in last.....that pace improvement and turning back to a sprint make her interesting

1  Burna Dette    consistent sort will need her best at this level


race 4    average clarity

1  Cantona   been breaking poorly short but going long for the 1st time should help her get up...bred to handle a route

5  Wells Furgo   strong races till tossed a clunker in last...needs a rebound to add to the bank

6  St. Joel   solid somewhat subtle move forward in last...may show even more today

9  Milky Way   legged up on the grass in a MSW sprint affair...working OK and drops to the bottom and gives a route a try


race 5    average clarity

6  Thermal Way  decent Msw debut and is training sharply...barn is solid with 2nd time starters

7  Sirocco Strike   earned best ever on the AW in last with a wide trip...turf breeding is fine...barn is hot

5  Celtic Charmer   excellent and dangerous work series for this 1ster

2  Royal Import   finally gets to sprint on the grass ever was a sprint on the sod


race 6    average clarity

2  Shantika's Dream   eased and eased again but sure is training well 1st time blinkers and drops

1  Feed A Fever   takes a logical significant drop in class

6  Saint Cindy   only race at 7F was a decent fig earned with a bad trip


race 7    above average clarity

6  Thorondor   sharp move forward in last....good chance to get a nice chase position with the right jock up

3  Soul Candy   another who made a nice forward move and 2 reassuring works since

2  Teafatiller   3 consistent races at SA....needs only small improvement to compete for the top prize


race 8    average clarity

13  Gordy's Dream   1ster sure seems ready for debut and the Ellis barn is on fire

5  Goochio   prolonged work solid series for this 1ster and comes from a broodmare that has tossed 6 winners from 6 foals

11  Detroit Donnie   lost about 10 lengths in her maiden debut last and only got beat by 11...impressive recent 6 furlong work

4  Kalookan Commando  all his efforts fit...very consistent...4th choice but seems most likely to hit the board

14  Padre Jon   turf tightener in MSW and drops...might but the old gimme / go






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