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Hollywood for Thursday 2 June 2011


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 7 of 9 top pick winners. Check the archives for mid June of last year to see how I fared.



race 1    average clarity

1  The Whammer   3 straight solid races since the red hot Mitchell claimed.....can get a nice stalking position...small but meaningful drop in claiming price

2  Aliza's Dream   on the right end of the learning curve....last race turf to AW was quite strong....both lifetime wins are at 6F 

3  El Scorpio   speed of the speed will need a semi-reasonable pace to last the 6 furlongs off of a 7 week layoff 


race 2    average clarity

5  Lilly's Perfect   best credentials in this spot and can get a nice chasing trip behind a suspect leader in the 4 horse

1  Lemon Drop Ridge   very reliable late runner in two turn racing affairs

2  Lift Our Luck   6 lifetime races.......5 sprints are solid.....1 distance race is not......deserves 1 more shot running a route of ground


race 3    average clarity

2  Vicki Victoria   very impressive debut to close well and get up for 2nd with this trip: broke about 4 slow, green for a couple of lengths...and 4 wide....that adds up to double digit trouble

6  Jessakar   another with a bad journey in MSW debut......breaking slowly and running wide.....and a much improved drill since

5  Heleonor Rugby   flashed solid early speed in MSW debut last......good 5F gate work since

1  Roar Baby Roar   Hollendorfer 1st timer is training as if ready to roll......bred exceptionally for early speed


race 4    above average clarity

5  Gator Warrior   exceptional work tab even for the likes of Bob Baffert....wouldn't be surprised if this individual becomes a Stakes horse someday if he remains healthy

4  Ultimate Eagle   33 to 1 in MSW debut strongly suggests this colt wasn't fully wound up for his 1st start yet still fired a very respectable race......and......the trainer is way better with 2nd time starters

6  Just Imagine   last was decent running 2nd showing improved early pace.......sure like the 2 6F drills since....O'Neill appears to be putting some endurance into his colt because he has been flattening out late


race 5    average clarity

4  So Belle    very strong in 1st lifetime two turn race in latest....and an aggressive impressive work regiment since

1  Wave Of Applause   looks loose here and if she sets a reasonable pace she may go...........all................the................way

5  Nereid   good run/win 1st ever on the sod......and highly likely to move forward 2nd after the layoff for a conditioner like Shirreffs


race 6    above average clarity

3  Queenie Marini   just keeps getting better and better and better and better.....and continues to train like nothing has changed so we have a good shot to see best ever today

7  Katy's Kitty   laid up since December but training as if ready and gets a very positive rider change

4  Chocolate Caliente   competitive in all 3 lifetime starts and never trained better and it is on the Hollywood surface


race 7    below average clarity

2  Makoma    off pace Shirreffs runner seemingly gets ample pace to close into in this somewhat wide open affair

3  Jax Ex   blazing early speed in two turn affairs.....finally gets a top tier jockey in G Gomez....shot to wire as she so often is

5  Kayace   long layoff but training up to snuff and appreciates the Hollywood Cushion track

 4  Ellafitz   looks very ready o fire fresh off of the bench working most impressively....most likely will need to rate for the 1st time ever or would have rated higher


race 8    average clarity

2  Doughboy   believe Gomez will chase a suspect speed horse in no. 10 our 3rd pick......good chance to catch him if he does

7  Memphis Mobster   showed little in mc debut run way back 50 weeks ago but has returned a totally different much improved animal if his work tab is worth anything

10  Cabo San Lucas   cheap speed type needs these 5 furlong races and finally gets a top tier rider and the king of speed in Patrick Valenzuela

5  Husky Glory   so so maiden claiming debut but now logically cuts the claiming level down by more than 50%...can fit fine here

8  Bryan Daniel   claimed and laid up since late say  ready enough to handle 5 furlongs and owns enough early speed to possible get a decent chase position

6  Free From My Ex  small slice of the pie only




Posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:51 am by brian · Permalink
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