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Hollywood for Thursday 12 May 2011


pick 5 & pick 6 carry-overs


I am back in action after a nice respite. Feels good and should be helpful in keeping the daily passion for handicapping thoroughbreds intact. 

Speaking of breaks, I am rather sure we will not cover Fairplex this year. Very little interest last year for the 3 week meeting. 


race 1    average clarity

1  Meter Me Gone   highly competitive in all 4 lifetime races on the AW.....good rider/trainer team.....abbreviated 5 1/2 sprint distance is a good fit

3  Desperate Measures   somewhat suspicious drop-a-roo but then again hasn't hit the winners circle in 9 months

6  Diamond Journey   was on a roll and then had a bad trip 1st out after the claim.....gave the grass a whirl in last and didn't appear to care for it....can rebound today


race 2    slightly above average clarity

6  Going For A Spin   very impressive last breaking slow and getting blocked a little too far back of a very slow pace....won going away...solid effort/fig....solid here if she can fire the same with a good trip

3  Moonstruck Maya   exits a key race where 3rd came back to crush her opponents.....capable of handling solid pace

4  All The Love   trainer has been on a roll the last 3 or 4 months and especially with Sutherland is very sharp (on conventional dirt) right now but the knock might be the switch back to the synthetic...we will see


race 3    average clarity

5 Gogi   deservedly and smartly steps up off of a solid fig/effort supported by a gap of 5 to 3rd place

4  Vicki Victoria   good work series for this 1ster includes 2 drills further than today's distance and some glimpses of speed in the shorter works...rather sure ready

9  Molly's All Heart   Solis 1st timer is training as if she is all set to roll in her debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

8  Jessakar    not much of a 1st start trainer in Lewis but an aggressive series of drills suggests this debuting MSW might be dangerous


race 4    average clarity

2  Last Memories   works sure are solid for this bottom level 1ster.....only knock is one 1 1/2 month gap in late winter....but...appears to be coming around and peaking at the right barn 

8  Free From My Ex   clunker in debut 2 back is a strong run somewhat hidden by a bad trip...Hendricks is off to a good start at the Hollywood meeting

7  Free Time   seemingly 4 of 5 lifetime races fit rather well at today's lower level......2 reassuring recent works

4  Nisus   5 & 5 1/2 furlong affairs fit.......4 wide trip in last greatly hurt chances in a 5 furlong race...better post can help Sutherland make amends


race 5    slightly below average clarity

9  Marrymeonemoretime   last 6 of 7 races fit versus this group.....appears to have a good chance to chase and then try to ponce in the stretch

8  Vikkilee   very good record when Bejarano rides this mare....tends to run wide which might hurt her chances but consistently is in the mix late

3  Sleep Tight   most likely needed last and can even show more today....on or near the lead from the get go

4  Frequent Fame    Pedroza has been inside with this closer in her last 2 races and I imagine he will try to save ground again...lookout if a hole opens up


race 6    average clarity

9  Margarita Shot    3 consecutive strong races since Deleon took over.....appreciates the chase position and looks to have it again here...has won at 7 furlongs  

5  Streets Of Heaven   the epitome of consistency the last couple of years and loves the extended sprint distance of 7F

10  Charlie And Chris   hot start to the meeting for Palma....and hot works.....and....Palma has a stellar record stepping a horse up....appears to be sitting sitting on a good race

3  Star Nicholas    dangerous looking layoff drop down......likes the Hollywood synthetic


race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Burj Dubai   claimed for 50K by Mitchell.....freshened up with a good work series...and a speed type....we sure have seen this scenario before.....very dangerous wire to wire animal

6  Uh Oh Bango   hard to find a blemish in all 10 lifetime races which fit well here....but......1st ever on an AW surface ????

2  Cigar Man   always seems to be ready and run well when up for a tag


race 8    average clarity

3  Gutshot Straight   suspicious looking drop down should crush these if he is still in good condition.......might be the perfect horse to play 1st and then out in your gimmicks

1  Blind Magic   5 1/2 furlongs looks like the perfect fit for his lack of staying power at 6F or >

2  Gifted Student   Bejarano gets the most out of this horse when he takes him back a little and I believe that will be his strategy here

6  Naturaliste   solid race 2 back 1st out after the claim.....last somewhat looks like a tune-up because this colt is back in 6 days for O'Neill who does well with his stock off of micro rest

8  Smokin Bomb   should benefit off of a decent layoff run in latest......Delgadillo up today and he has gotten the most out of this gelding in the past





Posted on May 12, 2011 at 9:59 am by brian · Permalink
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