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Hollywood for Friday 17 December 2010


One week left at Hollywood and then it is back to "real" dirt racing on the new and hopefully improved Santa Anita main track surface. They will have their hands full maintaining the track with all of the rain in the forecast over the next 7 days.

Seems like a decent looking card. The track was outside and off pace (hurt quite a few of our selections yesterday)and was last Sunday somewhat as well. Normally I would have leaned that way in my selections today but with the rain the track has a good chance to change. Keep an eye out for any bias. I want a neutral (even) surface. Believe the picks are good if we get it.


race 1    average clarity

3  Go Tena Go   hidden move forward (horrid trip) and has the advantage of 3 route races under her belt...positive rider switch too

2  L'anch   obvious gimme/go situation here (MSW to mc32k)....bred to handle a route and the work regiment is conducive to route racing 

4  Knowhentoholdem   probably used her last run off of a 2 month layoff as the tightener for today's 1st ever at a route endeavor...fits with a couple of lengths of improvement


race 2    average clarity

2  Easy On The Eye    solid 2nd in latest considering sat last in a race without any pace to close into....positive rider switch...can sit closer today

5  Afleet Deal   easy pace in last and wired the field as he was supposed to.....may get an easy lead once again

3  Don Elias M.   good race in last considering it was his 1st race in 13+ months.....logically should move forward...can sit close in an affair that seemingly sets up to the advantage of front runners


race 3    slightly above average clarity

4  Pride Of Silver   both lifetime races (sprints) are solid numbers.....1st ever long but bred OK to handle it

1  Wegner   1 post....meets leading rider......good early speed.......might get loose and............go.............all.............the...............way

5  Surfactant   exits a fast heat for maiden claiming 32K....has worked 6F 4 times since his debut in a sprint....steps up into MSW but well prepared for the challange 


race 4    slightly above average clarity

rain?  selections fit for the turf or the main track

4  Bellingham   excellent work tab for this Sadler 1st of best he's had with a 1st timer in awhile.....high probability he is ready to roll

2  Nice Move   last drill (best out of 45 at 5/8ths) for this 1ster suggests he is very sharp when it counts the most...right now

5  Brutally Handsome   decent move forward in 2nd lifetime race and will be a better than par for the MSW level if the trend continues


race 5    average clarity

6  Get Off The Sugar   hidden awakening in last with a poor trip....hasn't been a route in awhile but his history is better long than short

7  Oliver   last two races with the blinkers on in June were solid but he hasn't run suggest he maybe returning ready

5  Super Harmony   seemingly the best early speed and P Val but no works in 4 weeks so he maybe vunerable late


race 6    average clarity

rain?  picks are for the main track but if they stay on the turf the selections in order are:  5, 2, 4, 1

2  Blazing   bad journey in last hides his ability on the AW....also arguably his best ever was on the AW...positive rider switch and a good 6F recent drill

4  Indian Jones   needed last off of the hiatus from racing and should be in condition to compete today...1st long but strong pedigree for it

1  Bay Rush   22 to 1 in 5 horse field says gimme city.....full throttle today....barn is firing with it's stock better then their record indicates

8  Pleasant Earth   debut race 2 back showed significant early speed the kind that might clear and wire if he can handle a 2 turn affair...breeding says he can


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Victory With Honor   no pace whatsoever in winning effort in latest created a false (no chance for a solid fig) run that should help his price today.....that easy run must not have taken anything out of him because he has trained stellar since

4  Hugs To All   on the right end of the learning curve and owns good early speed...shot to wire

2  Galleta Monstruo   trainer is strong 2nd out after the claim...with that in mind and the fact this gelding is back in 7 days the last looks like the work for a full throttle go today 

6  Lease On Life   new barn and it is the hottest one around.....long longoff but the drills say ready


race 8    average clarity

3  Twelve Twenty Two    almost 3 years away but placed to win and working to be ready

2  Cash Queen Anna   not the best of trips by Rosario in this one's last (Rosario is riding incredibly well the last 2 months in or out of town)....will be out to make amends 

1  Candy's Pleasure   positive.....enough speed and the right rider to be loose from the difficult 1 hole....negative tends to tire past 6 1/ need to slow it done to last

7  Dubai Macau Girl   done little wrong in last 2 starts with the blinkers removed...can get a nice chase position behind a suspect leader

9  Emba U. T. K.   consistently puts in a late close....long layoff but the new trainer has this filly training like she is ready and possibly better than ever




Posted on December 17, 2010 at 10:38 am by brian · Permalink
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