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Hollywood and the Black Eyed Susan for Friday 20 May 2011



I have received numerous responses to put up six selections (as I have done 3 times this year) in the last race for the Super High Five. I will start doing that on a trail basis. The 50 cent base has made this wager much more affordable as it has the pick 5 and pick 4.


Saturday's selections will be available no later then 7:30 am Pacific time.


race 10 at Pimlico    average clarity

1  Royal Delta   trained rather unimpressive before her poor showing at Tampa......2 other lifetime races are sharper than ever now and Mott is as reliable as they come when he shows good drills.....2 for 2 with Lezcano aboard....bred to appreciate the added distance

6  Love Theway Youare   small but capable barn (Cho trained Premier Pegasus who would have been one of the Derby favorites if he didn't get hurt) not only ships cross country but gets Rosario to ship as well....deep closer gets a small field to navigate....a major plus...has been facing and beating older

2  Hot Summer   seemingly only has a sprinter that should tire fairly early to cope with on the front.....really like his chances if he takes back off of the pace some


race 1 Hol   slightly below avg. clarity

4  J And S Express   just keeps getting better and better and better....and a solid recent 5/8ths drill suggests the trend will stay intact....6 1/2 furlongs looks like a good fit

5  Roman Charity   solid race in latest and drill since suggests little has changed....solid history on the Hol synthetic......the negative is this filly has a strong tendency to hang

6  The Great Atlantic   good history with ample time between starts which is what we are looking at here....lone lifetime win was at Hollywood at today's 6 1/2 F distance


race 2    average clarity

4  Sparkling Style   impressive win in maiden debut dueling then loose showing solid pace.....repeat effort might win and any forward move will make her especially tough

2  Onefunsonofagun   barn has been cold but this mare is too hard to ignore in that she is 2 for 2 at the distance and 3 of 5 at Hollywood

1  Safe Word   last appears to be a turf tightener to be fit and ready for today's endeavor on the AW.....trainer has 5 wins in his last dozen starts with such a maneuver


race 3    average clarity

5  Malaga Cove   blocked in last or would have scored by 2 or 3 lengths......appeared to have a lot of horse left at the wire.....drops a notch

8  All De Victors   clunker in last......powerful (horrid trip) run two back....a ton if we get the run 2 back with even a so so trip-a-roo

4  Megaride   very wide trip in last somewhat hides a nice layoff effort by this 3 year old gelding......a megaride might get it done

6  Won't Stop Dancin'   2 useful career sprints and now Powell sends this one long......trainer has a nice history sprint-sprint-route.....shot to be prominent from the get go...low % jock is good with route speed types


race 4    average clarity

7  Tonzatrouble    so so effort in last.....race 2 back is a very strong effort.....Bejarano stays with this gelding who he knows well....barn is hot.....all point to a good chance we get the effort 2 back

1  Honor Among Us    after a nice maiden breaking win this gelding had a horrendous trip in his jock for today and a class drop

4  Regroup   fired a lifetime best with the blinkers off in latest......and is 1 for 1 at 3 months but is working very nicely

8  Blingboy   few horses compete running eyeball to eyeball but this gelding does relatively well.....seems like that gives him the best shot of the 4 speed types in here


race 5    average clarity

1  Times Gone By   very nice animal drops to capture an overdo trip to the circle of joy

2  Cardiff Giant   consistent sort has 2 solid races on the sod at 1 mile in 2 attempts...few reasons not to believe he can't fire another

5  Averoo   another consistent sort........beat a tough foe in last who came back to win his the move up in claiming price indicating this gelding feels as good or better then he did before his last race

7  California Soldier   another consistent sort especially in two turn affairs on the sod or the AW


race 6    average clarity

3  Bels Dream Castle   very impressive debut for this Mullins charge who got squeezed badly at the start and still managed 2nd in her maiden hot Mullins smartly steps her up a notch

1  Team Builder   has been involved in some hot route paces on the dirt and the turf.....cut back in distance should help this filly be there when it counts

6  Luckyvic   filly is on the improve with every start and now we get a positive rider switch.....small but capable barn

2  Krasavitas   flashed some speed and tired in mc debut run.......might clear here with a good speed rider in T C Baze


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Vadertore   ran creditably in latest getting caught wide with pace versus better.....1st ever on the sod but mother has tossed 5 grass winners

6  Cherokee Heaven   seemingly plenty of pace in this affair so this quality consistent runner gets what he thrives on....flying down the stretch to victory

2  Raetodandty   speed of the speed and a good sprint turf rider aboard in Joe Talamo


race 8    average clarity

2  One Bad Texter   flashed very solid early speed in mc debut last and it was on a suspect inside......looks loose here so she may.............go.............all.........the........way

3  Somenchantd Evenin   33 to 1 in MSW debut strongly suggests that was the gimme to be full throttle in today's maiden claimer

9  Sunshine High   good enough work series for this 1ster to be considered ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

7  Slyly    same as above

8  Warren's Extrasilk   what we need here is this girl's debut race 3 races back.....trainer is overdo for a winner/surprise

1  Sweet Consolidator    doubt this hanger is a winner but she surely can get a slice of the pie





Posted on May 20, 2011 at 9:52 am by brian · Permalink
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