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Hollywood for Saturday 14 May 2011


We have more bombs in our selections then I can remember. Sure hope at least one of them can find their way into the win or place column.

A date to remember. So many of you have asked when I will give bonus selections at Arlington again. Well I am doing a race show once again for a fund raiser at  AP on Friday June 17th. I will post my picks along with those for Hollywood that day. Last year I got quite lucky and had (I believe) 9 of 11 top pick winners. Check the archives for June of last year to see how I exactly fared.


race 1    average clarity

3  Dance With Gable   really appreciates the 6F sprints on the Hol turf....doesn't flatten out like he does at 6 1/2 at SA

1  Liberal Arts   races on the main track sure fit fig/effort wise...1st on the sod and bred OK for it...good early speed in this spot

7  Le' Heat   late runner is training as if ready for a top effort....will need more early pace than anticipated for best late kick


race 2    average clarity

2  Right On Renee   good mc debut andthe trainer is quite a bit better with 2nd timers

3  Youvegotthatright   proven early speed gets a significant rider switch for the better

5  Saunces Star   works out of town are awfully good....dangerous 1st timer

8  Warren's Ruhlara   last was somewhat of a clunker....debut 2 back was much better than it appears on paper


race 3    average clarity

5  Acclamation   a ton here if number 6 (who doesn't belong at this lofty level whatsoever) can't hang in there very long pressing or leading no. 5

2  Buenos Dias   loves the 1 1/2 distance when right......weak races last winter but training like he is going to rebound today

3  Haimish Hy  bit short fig wise but 5 might get burnt worse than I anticipate and 2 might need the race


race 4    below average clarity

4  Black Sox   seems the best of a seemingly horrendous group

7  Warren's Sally    winter sprint efforts would make her the one to overcome here....hard check on the 1st turn in last hides a hint of a rebound

8  I've Been Flashed   work tab and her breeding combined with a weak field and this 1st timer seems like a threat

3  More Than Happy   another seemingly training well enough to be competitive in a very soft looking bunch


race 5    slightly above average clarity

6  Sammy's A Runnin'   a ton fig/effort wise on the AW since the addition of blinkers.....1st on the sod...bred fairly well for it

7  Uncle Greg    nice job by Cavara with this gelding since he claimed and soon after took off the blinkers....showed plenty of life in a needed turf sprint tune-up....should be fit and ready for best at a route today

 9  Forward Commitment   very solid 1st ever turf race in last....owns some tactical speed and will need to use it here with a tough post  

 1  Lead Blocker   very dangerous trainer.....OK turf pedigree......good speed and post....but....will need to move forward


race 6    slightly below average clarity

1  Magic School    very strong drills from a trainer like Abrams who doesn't exactly push them too hard in the mornings 

8  Chockjerrymarry   debut race appears to be nothing more than a tune-up....wasn't ready in last at all so she was made a non-starter....can fire at a price

10  Warren's Creampuff   Gutierrez can strike out of nowhere and at big prices.....this filly is training like a runner...went off at odds of 36 to 1 in debut and then lost her irons and eased.....that lack of support at the windows should help today's price immensely   

5  Swiss Gem   showed lot's of life after a tardy start in layoff last.....and...had substantial early speed last Aug in her other start...dangerous with a good break


race 7    slightly below average clarity

4  Joker Face   bad trips in both lifetime races both on the sod.....solid recent drill....good post

2  Antidote   new trainer a good one in drills and proven 2 turn ability....flew late in lone grass run at Hawthrone

8  Lemou   very positive rider switch.....solid early speed....bred to appreciate the additional why not top pick?.....low low % trainer 

6  Purely Awesome    solid ability displayed sprinting on the AW....bred fine to handle the sod and the distance


race 8    slightly above average clarity

2  Legal Separation   has popped 3 straight solid figs since stopped hanging in the stretch....ultra consistent animal...the kind that is a gas to own...race lacks speed and he has some

4  Eye On Jacob   off 2 years but 1 for 1 (@Belmont) and 1st time for Baffert with works that say he is ready to roll fresh in his return to the race wars

5  Get My Fix   toss out 2 straight slop races...back to where he is proven....the drills


race 9    average clarity

5  Forty Dates   love her Hol the distance for her...and big run in last her 1st race since late Feb.

7  Hidden Romance.....veered badly in last losing ground then rushed...clean break and the same energy and she can be on or close to the lead at a big time price

6  Dubai Macau   small drop helps...owns decent speed versus these and after all this is only 5F 

1  Shawklit Sundae   proven fresh and fresh today with a positive rider switch...does well at 5 and 5 1/2 furlongs

9  Havens Lake and 10 Flashy Traveler (tie)   both horses fit versus these some but must overcome difficult posts at the 5F distance


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