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Hollywood for Saturday 30 April 2011



Good looking card with 4 races rated better than average clarity


race 1    average clarity

6  Led Advantage   solid better then par for the level efforts in her last 2 races and few reasons not to believe she can't fire another

2  Magicory   significant drop here to a level she should fit if she is ready fresh and the works suggest she is

1, 1A ENTRY   the one horse really runs well for Pedroza....the 1A is not impossible


race 2    slightly above average clarity

4  Smoking G   strong drills at KEE for this 1st timer and then a good 4F work over the Hol surface....Miller has been very hot so far this week

6  Sheriff Hutton   mom not only tossed 8 winners but many of them won at 2......good drills and a good (limited starters) conditioner...sure seems set for debut

1  Pend Oreillie   solid tightly spaced drills for this 1st timer.....especially like seeing a 5 furlong work for a 4 1/2 F race

3  Wise Guise   another 1ster drilling sharply and this 1ster appears to have ample early speed


race 3    average clarity

7  Bay Rush   big forward move (somewhat disguised with a wide trip) with the blinkers off.....ran fine in lone race over the Hol AW

6  Party Ruler   long hiatus from the track but......drops out MSW...and....recent works hint he is returning as an improved animal

5  Sir Ed   good works for this Baffert 1st timer who they paid only 10K for so why not pop for MC30K

1  Magic Spirit   4 bad trips in 4 lifetime fact his last where he only gave away about 3 lengths was his best journey so far of his career


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  Farley Star   very strong turf figs and key races at 1 mile and 1 1/8 would think 1 1/16 would also fit

1  My Maloof Rocker   controlling speed in this spot and Bejarano has excelled on this horse running on or near the front end

3  Initial Impression   last was the tune-up off of the layoff to drop into claiming and go go go

7  Rainbow Luck   seems like a bad claim somewhat but trouble city if she rebounds to her effort 3 back


race 5    slightly above average clarity

7  Tamarack Smarty   late runner is very consistent in 1 mile grass affairs....also the only time this 5 year old ran with short rest he won by 3

8  Atticus Jack   career best fig 1st at a route on The Racing Digests Top Turf figs....strong works since 

4  Alley Hondro   1 for 1 at Hol and it was in the same turf lane as today....runs well with 6 to 8 weeks off and gets it

9  Rauschenberg   last run on firm turf was solid running too wide versus 2 very stout foes and only got beat by 4.....also 1 for 1 at Hol like our 3rd choice


race 6    average clarity

5  Brown Is Beige   new trainer takes over and Sadler is oh so dangerous in this situation.....consistently decent efforts in all 4 lifetime races

1  Advantage Player   up for 80K in last and now drops in for 50K and the recent works indicate she is feeling great

4  Given Episode   ships in from GG and drops.....Hollendorfer is solid 1st time ever in claiming.....lone race at Hol was very strong crushing his foes in solid 2 year old time


race 7    average clarity

2  Just Imagine   2 of this colt's 4 lifetime races are withthe blinkers off and they are both tab for O'neill is as good as I can remember for quite some time....rather sure this colt is sitting on a lifetime best

4  Saddleranch    bred to be a nice sprinter.......wound up nicely for his MSW debut.....and one of the best 1st time out trainers in history...Mr Bob Baffert

5  Celtic Charmer   very consistent both on the conventional dirt and the sod....1st ever on the AW 

6  R U Experienced   decent close just 8 days ago in a grass MSW debut run at 1 mile...should be fit now...might come roaring down the stretch late


race 8    slightly below average clarity

6  Well Monied   Zucker is very good withturf horses and he appears to have this ever so consistent race mare ready to roll off an 11 month hiatus from the track

9  Vamo A Galupiar   invader had a terrific 2 year season overseas and is training like he is well meant and ready under the careful handling of Hall Of Famer N. Drysdale 

4  Lilly Fa Pootz   forward move in last and hasn't missed a beat in the morning since.....seems to be on a rebound of sorts

3  Givine   training awfully well and hard to argue with 4 wins out of 7 mile turf races


race 9    average clarity

6  Lil Dumaani    believe avoided the conventional dirt at SA so shipped to GG....caught two very fast heats....stout here on drop to the very bottom if health remains intact

3  Dee Dee's Legacy   likes time between races and gets it...likes the track.....likes the distance

10  Beyound Loaded   solid run/number two races back at today's distance......last wasn't bad either...back to 61/2 which seems like a good fit

5  Flashman Papers   ran OK in last just seemingly placed a little too high....back where claimed 2 races back....nice drill

8  Justice Reigns (tie for 5th)   horrid start and then showed life....race 4 back is very strong 

9  My Man Sumo (tie for 5th)   Mitchell seemingly made a bad claim but he has placed this horse at the bottom and might get one more run out of him

NOTE:  spent 15 minutes deciding between the 8 or the 9 as my 5th choice and finally said screw it.......tie.....done


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