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Hollywood for Thursday 21 April 2011

Back we go to an all weather surface (Cushion Track) at Hollywood, and we have no problem with that. As many of you faithful customers know The Racing Digest has done exceptionally well at the Spring/Summer meeting at Hollywood since Rich Santucci and assistent David Gordon took over the handicapping duties in 2008. We have blown away the competition and feel strongly we will once again.



race 1    below average clarity

6  True Beauty  solid forward move in 2nd lifetime start....1st long but bred fine to handle the two turns......trainer is decent 1st time at a route of ground  

1  Real Rockport   much improved animal since the blinkers were taken off.....needs to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch

2  Mean Sara Jean   sure like the way this fellow finished up late in last her 2nd lifetime start.....blinkers off and 1st time long are 2 very positive training manuvers for Oviedo


race 2    average clarity

5  B's Lucky Strike   stepped up in class surprisingly in last with the blinkers taken off and produced a major wake up run....trainer must have noticed a marked improvement outside of his races on the track....lone race on Hol's Aw was just fine.....seemly sets for his closing style

3  Ominous Thomas   competitve in all 4 lifetime starts...strongest effort to date was the lone time today's jock (Bejarano) was aboard

4  River's Chapel   this recently gelded gelding is training as if he's all set to roll fresh off the bench.....2 of his 3 races at Hollywood are solid


race 3    average clarity

4  Remember To Yodel   nicely bred to be a precocious sprinter and training as if he will live up to his breeding...trainer eats up these early 2 year old abbreviated sprints

7  Willa Be Awesome   Solis also loves to be ready for these April/May 2 year old affairs and appears to have this 1ster well prepared for his debut into the world of thoroughbred racing

3  Dolphin Bay   plenty of foundation put into this baby 1ster with 10 listed works spaced about a week apart...sure seems fit and ready

2  Warren's Assassin   another 1st time starter training up to snuff to be considered ready to roll


race 4    average clarity

5  Donato   really turned his career around when the blinkers were removed 3 races back.....nice works series....looks like controlling speed and that is very dangerous thing when the trainer happens to be Mr. Bob Baffert

4  Domonation   this gelded appears to have disliked the conventional dirt at santa and more importantly runs much better on the Cushion Track at Hollywood

3  Korban   probably needed his last.....likes the 7 furlong distance...proven can handle the Hol AW surface....1st time P Val is usually a plus...trainer has been red hot the last few weeks


 race 5    average clarity

5  Face And An Ace   trainer loves to fire 2nd out after the layoff so the last run looks like nothing more then a tune-up....3 solid drills since is most reassuring

4  Earnednevergiven   seemingly in good form and exits a stout race where the winner came back to lose by a nose in a Grade 3....good chance to get a good stalking position

6  Sterling Outlook   6 furlongs looks like a good fit......gelding has been flattening out a little at 6 1/2 and 7 F one turn races....also training very sharply of late 

7  Ace Of Aces   seems to respond to grass sprint races the best with all 4 lifetime sprints looking as if they fit just fine at today's level of competition


race 6    average clarity

7  Margarita Shot   all his career on the main track fits nicely here except for one run on a sloppy track....very nice 2nd in last versus much tougher

8  Blame The Jockey   might be a gimme gimme go here....GG trainer is soild 3rd out after the layoff and dropping a couple of class levels

6  Purse Luva   in decent current form and best on AW surfaces and also appears to appreciate 6 furlongs

3  Warren's Concept    race lacks speed and this gelding appears to have the most.....he is the kind that gets awfully brave when he is loose on the lead


race 7    average clarity

6  Boxeur Des Rues   lone U S of A grass race run last Nov. was quite strong for a 2 year old......good work tab suggests he is ready to roll fresh.....race appears to have ample speed in the field which helps this late runner

4  Diamond Geezah   talk about an experience edge.....already has run 11 turf sprints and it is only mid April of his 3 year old season...also a closer in a seemingly good spot for one

2  Gig Harbor   2 for 2 lifetime on the AW and is very likely to handle the grass with his pedigree.....needs to avoid a suicidule speed duel

7  Ain't No Other   another stout looking GG invader.....this one is coming off a 4 race win streak.....also is bred to handle the sod.....and will need to avoid going too fast early


race 8    average clarity

11  Thunder Of Zion   definitely on the right end of the learning curve and now is training like never before and the works are on the Hollywood racing surface.....rather sure we will see a lifetime best effort.....of course the knock is we have a low % rider aboard

9  Clearlyaluckyguy   decent mc debut and Bernstein is much better with 2nd timers....can be prominent from the get go and a good speed rider is up

8  Chi Cha Cha   plenty of foundation in his work-outs for this 1ster says fit and ready for his mc debut

13  Dancing Yodeler   consistent efforts both on the AW and the conventional dirt....does need a little more punch late....tends to flatten out in his 6F races

2  You Bettor Beware   useful debut and the trainer is better with 2nd time starters.....Dollase has been ice cold but it is a new meet and he is due to snap out of are my Chi-Sox who haven't led for 51 straight innings...yikes




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