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Hollywood for Sunday 21 Nov 2010


Should be off the turf today but if they stay on the selections fit fine for both surfaces in races 1 and 3.

Here's a strange anomaly. Over the last dozen race cards we have the top pick winning 7 times and the 2nd choice winning 5 times in the 1st race. Hope I don't jinx the opener today.

Good looking race card with some quality. These are often the kind we do excel at. Again, hope I don't jinx the whole day.   Good luck and thank you for being such great customers!


race 1    average clarity

3  Blazing   turf legged up and the last on the AW 2 races back is solid

1  King Of California   small but very capable barn has this proven laid up horse training sharply.....proven fresh

2  Emerald Assets   blinkers on.....good chance this already quick early gelding will be even faster today and may clear...threat to wire 


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Viva Macho   barn is red hot and this laid up gelding has some terrific drills...returning to the race wars like a much improved animal

2  Stephen's Got Hope   very solid horse not to have graduated....fits very solidly in this spot


race 3    average clarity

6  Malibu Pier   earned a powerful fig on the turf in last with a wide trip.....3 works since...? is the turf but if Gaines doesn't scratch that's good enough for me

2  Calle Vista   consistent filly on the AW or the turf....trainer and rider make for a tough combo

5   Hemera   nice turf late runner also crushed foes on the dirt in RUS....doubt the AW surface will be a problem


race 4    average clarity

6  Obsess   keeps getting better and better and better trainer/rider team

1  Scorsese   most impressive move forward in last......wasn't the best of trips....Flores who is riding better than he has in a long time will be out to make amends

3  Three Pointer   very competitive sort exits a fast heat that fits fine at today's higher sharply for his new trainer


race 5    average clarity

1  Streets Of Heaven   last 4 races fit solidly in this spot....good chance to get a good mid pack ground saving turn 1 position

3  Troubletimesthree   placed awfully high up in last for seemingly no drop and go is the scenario

5  Oh How Nice   deep closer gets a rider upgrade (especially for a late running animal) will need best to win it

7  Super Harmony   seems best sitting off the pace a little.......very positive rider switch can help get it done.....also will need best for a shot at the win


race 6    average clarity

1, 1A  ENTRY   both 1 and 1a have a shot here with the 1a seemingly the better 1/2 of the entry

7  Sting N Stella   33 to 1 in MSW last says barn didn't have this baby full wound up and yet she ran a close 3rd with not the best of trips....more today likely

9  Excessively Trick   bred to be a good sprinter and this 1ster is training like she is....trainer is heating up

3  Coy Princess   1ster is training as if she is ready and well meant in her debut into the world of Cal racing


race 7    slightly above average clarity

5  Turbulent Descent   monster MSW debut and monster drills since....looks a good one and trained by a capable barn

6  Zazu   very solid move forward to break MSW in 2nd lifetime the series of works since....7F looks like a good fit

2  Sugarinthemorning   debut effort and 3rd (last effort fit fine for today's 110K Stakes level


race 8    average clarity

7  Mr. Bossy Pants   improved with every start last Winter with his last race being most impressive...blistering 7F drill to finish a strong work tab....all set off of the long hiatus from the track

3  Earnednevergiven   very sharp animal right now should be a major factor late when it counts the most

2  Hunch    2 for 2 lifetime fresh and they were powerful 11 Months but training like he's ready to roll fresh once again



race 9   average clarity

6  Take A Hard Look   massive drop in last and ran better than par for the the ? seems to be did one race take it's toll on his ?able health...2 reassuring drills since say no

11  Regal Fever   solid wake up in 2nd lifetime start....strong much improved work since....highly likely we see another solid move in the right direction

1  Breakmark   ran wide on one of the rare inside speed days......also showed somewhat hidden improved early speed with 1st time blinkers...2/3 of his career races fit nicely here...trainer sure needs a winner 

10  Golden Augusto   bad trip by apprentice in last...very wide close to a decent pace....better rider today...dangerous price shot with a smooth journey

5  Society At Large   trains like he may have some ability.....takes the ever significant drop to the bottom from MSW



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