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Hollywood for Sunday 22 May 2011

Mixed feelings about hearing from many of you that hit the pick 6 for 5 of 6 multiple times but missed the big $700K prize. If anyone did hit the pick 6 please let me know if you did.  Also happy for those of you that scored the massive late pick 4. 

Seemingly another decent card for today to end what has been a very nice week



race 1    average clarity

6  One Bad Romance   solid runner at the m50K level drops a couple of notches for the red hot Mitchell

5  Skipton Creek   1/2 year layoff for this filly but trains as if she is totally ready to roll fresh off of the bench....Drysdale wins at about 1/5 of the time off of 1/2 year layoffs over his illustrious career

1  Zees Chris   late runner will need career best today if she wants to get to the circle of joy


race 2    average clarity

5  Initial Impression   race lacks speed and this mare has best was run last Summer on the Hollywood far this meeting turf speed has been good when the rail is 15 feet out as it is today

3  Van Brit   pulled up and vanned off 2 back and then won.....your guess is as good as mine about this solid grass runner when she is healthy

1  Gumption   good post....believe will sit closer up....steps up a notch off a good win in last....usually a good sign


race 3    average clarity

2  Heleonor   1st listed drill and last listed drill are extremely impressive....Avila is not a 1st time out trainer but it sure appears he is breaking the mold with this 1ster

5  Too Sharp   mom constantly produces runners and Harrington has been sending out his babies ready ready ready

6  Bluegrass Story   sharp work series for this Hollendorfer charge who was just purchased 2 months ago


race 4    average clarity

3  Spectacular Sky   give me a B.....give me a I.....give me M and a M and an E...what's that spell ??..........Go Go Go today

1  Toro Bonito   seems to have found a liking to route racing....never sharper.....does tend to hang a little

2  Pure Class   doubt this is a gimme off of the long layoff in that she is up for a tag and I doubt she would be if this was a tune-up


race 5    average clarity

1  Squad   definitely on the right end of the learning curve...extremely sharp recent drills...and a positive rider switch

2  Alley Hondro   very consistent animal is 1 for 1 at today's distance and that win came on the Hollywood grass course

7  Honour Family   last time this colt ran a turf route he popped a very strong race pace and final time wise...shot to get loose with an excellent turf speed rider in the name of T C Baze

9  Renegade Storm   good close into little pace in last......solid fig 2 back.....never been trainer in Marty Jones


race 6    average clarity

2  Rightful Image   1st ever on the AW but his figs on the sod fit fine and most grass runners handle the Cushion track just fine

6  Point Mugu   hasn't raced since lifetime debut which was last Sept but training as if he is 100% ready in his return to the races.....and Drysdale has been fairly hot

1  Dancing Joy   good chance to be prominent from the get go with a good speed rider up in his only mount of the day

3  Cantona   consistent sort that fits solidly at this level but he needs to overcome his strong tendency to hang in the stretch


race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Lady Railrider   very consistent mare excels in these smaller Stakes races and R Baze ships in for one mount in this mini a very positive sign

7  U R All That I Am   likes the Hollywood grass and likes the 1 mile distance.....Hollendorfer/Bejarano don't hurt either

5  Jax El   extremely fast speed horse that keeps out running his odds....should open up once again.....won his last on May 8th when the grass course was also 15 feet out


race 8    above average clarity

6  Orientatious   exits an extremely fast heat in her debut last......gets ample time to recover from that hard effort and the works say a repeat of another powerhouse effort is likely

1  Born Lucky   earned a strong fig with a bad trip in lifetime debut run last as if she is coming back for another strong fresh run....better trip and she may find the winners circle

2  Sixfiftyfour   1st timer is training great for Mulhall and she gets Rosario to ride.....sure like the breeding for a sprint debut

5  Awesomemundo   last sure appears to be a are better and so is the jock on her back


race 9    average clarity

3  Regal Fever   repeat of last has a good shot at taking this and this gelding has the same "racing in shape pattern" as last good chance we see even more today

8  Looking For Candy   last 2 efforts fit just fine and so does the extended sprint distance of 7F

11  B's Lucky Strike   this gelding did not like dueling in his last....needs a target to run at.....expecting a form reversal today off of the pace....owns multiple back numbers that could crush these except for the fact he is major league hanger 

6  Starcatter   consistently hard trying horse is 1 for 1 at the 7F name trainer is 1 for 2 at the meet and 2 for 10 for 2011...positive rider switch

4  Coloursoftheglen    another hanger who has been running long.......decent history at Hollywood....would have rated higher if I wasn't skeptical about his ability in 1 turn races 

1  Chop House George   yet another that likes to hang......long hiatus from the track but training well enough to be considered ready in his return to the race wars......we sure won the war yesterday and that's not George Bush talking


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