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Oak Tree @ Hollywood for Saturday 30 Oct 2010


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It was raining at the track before dawn so of course pay attention to any track bias that may exist today. Also, we do know that they are protecting their grass course and may yank some or all the races off of the turf.


race 1    average clarity

4  My Summer Slew   scenario is that 1 and 3 knock heads and this gelding comes from far back to take it

1  Cost Of Freedom   has handled the 1 post well in the past.....obviously needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel with the 3 horse 


race 2    average clarity

4  Clubhouse Rules   clunker in last but her effort 2 back wouldwin the majority of 2 year old MSW statebred races support a rebound

5  Going Foe A Spin   useful debut and we get a positive rider switch to Bejarano (well not if he rides like last night....didn't hit the board in 6 mounts...when is the last time you saw that?)

1  Zenidekka   last race trip: broke 6 lengths slow and blocked 1 length with a soft half mile to try to close into......clean trip today would make her the one to beat if she shows the same effort

 8  A Golden Jet   no Bobby Hull but did flash some early speed in her MSW are good since...good shot to move forward


race 3    average clarity

2  Arresting Officer   best set of drills for a Cal Bred 1ster from Mitchell in some time...ready and seemingly faces a soft bunch

6  Kalya Cat   another 1st timer training up to snuff...good MSW spot for debut

1  Shelter Cove   open company 2nd in last but it is tough to judge in that the pace was very slow and it was switched to the main track from the turf course during the week of phantom rain at Hollywood


race 4    average clarity   off the turf  3-8-4-1

7  Ruination   owns blistering turf speed and can get away

5  I Can Hear   very solid race 2 back which was 2nd out after the layoff....same maneuver today

4  U R All That I Am   favorite is the animal you would most want to own in this field but she hasn't put much work in since her dirt win at Fpx...might be vulnerable today

8  La Nez   only grass race is are much improved....would have rated higher if it wasn't for the outer-most post


race 5    average clarity

7  Lady Railrider   good shot to get a nice chase position behind a suspect leader in the 1 horse...highly consistent...good N Cal rider up

2  Warren's Jitterbug   last race on the AW was in a Grade 1 and only got beat by 3/4 of a length...we liked her that day and she looks even better in this spot...same turf to dirt scenario

6  Ultra Blend   also will look to get a chase position and run down the front runner


race 6    slightly below average clarity   off the turf  8-3-2-9

1  The Unusual One   owns solid early speed on the sod...6 furlongs looks like a good fit

2  Urban Hunter  showed life in MSW debut last.....a move forward seems sire has been producing turf runners

8  Crispy Corey   in good form and has a good turf pedigree

3  Short Memo   1ster is training well enough to be considered ready for his MSW debut...Walsh has been getting it done all Fall


race 7    average clarity   

3  Warren's Flyer   exits a fast heat and it was versus the boys....bit leery of her getting the distance but she sure handled 2 turns in a Fpx sprint winning by 9 lengths

6  California Nectar   figures in her 1st 2 races are very strong...last was not but she did win in hand late...route breeding is not stellar but good enough for a Cal Bred

7  Swiss Wild Cat  consistent sort and handled a 2 turn 7F sprint...proven 2 turns and that is half the battle

1  Warren's Idol   plenty to prove but all signs point to P Val sending this speedball to the front and she may be considered as the cheap horse not to worry about...shot to wire if that happens and she rates a little


race 8    average clarity    off the turf   5-1-6

4  Jiggly   wide with pace in last hides her 1st grass somewhat...also like the 4 lbs off

3  Colgan's Chip   has been very sharp since mid Summer......recent bullet drill suggests Sahadi continues to do a solid job of keeping this gelding formful

5  Bruce's Dream   talk about performing his whole career....Joe T is 2 for 2 on the horse and up today


race 9    average clarity  

2  Enriched   last time returned form the Bluegrass State Enriched won by 9..."there's no place like home...there's no place like home"

7  Cayambe   fab work by Victor Garcia with this gelding since he snatched for 25K...sure appears to have found a new home and it is called "route racing"

4  My Boy Walsh   horse appears to fire best back in short rest and especially back quick turf to dirt...price shot might surprise

1  Unusual Suspect   will come roaring late if more pace than anticipated materializes


race 10    slightly below average clarity

8  Luckarack   tossed a clunker in last but the Specht barn is stellar in non-Graded Stakes and this colt just worked a very strong mile at GG....rebound time

6  Slammer Time   on the improve with every start,,,breeding suggests he can handle the AW...must turf horses do

3  Bluegrass Reward   only route race on the AW is decent...GG barn is very successful with shippers

5  Woodman's Luck   barn is solid 1st at route and the horse has a pedigree that says he will appreciate a route of ground

1  Contemplated   5 wide trip and still won his MSW debut......needs to move forward and needs to handle a route but has the kind of connections that can handle the task




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