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Hollywood for Friday night 3 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 in 2 weeks 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.


Average card at best tonight but this weekend looks good at first glance.



race 1    average clarity

2  Aeromon  owns some overwhelming figs/efforts at Hol last seem good enough to be ready fresh.....jock has won 2 of his last 3 mounts for the trainer

8  Preferred Mandate   seems to appreciate today's distance of 6 furlongs the most....takes a logical drop in maiden claiming to get to the circle of joy for the 1st time  

1  I'm A Hummer   lone race which was run on the last day of March is better than appears in print......freshened up with decent drills and makes a very positive rider switch

4  Alex T   wide journey in last somewhat hides a par like effort.....can be closing fast late if given the appropriate pace up front


race 2    above average clarity

5  Alienation    ran 2nd to tons tougher last Summer at the prestigious Saratoga meeting.......blazing work tab says Baffert has this Stakes horse all cranked up and ready to roll

4  Glorified   Simon Callaghan import crushed 11 horses in lone effort on the synthetic in 11 months but training as if ready......trainer is solid with these kind

6  Ancient Holiday   on the improve with every start.......sure like the bullet 3/8ths speed put into this filly to help her cope with her switch from route to sprint


race 3    average clarity

2  Just Heat   wide trip in last.....jock will be out to make amends with a much better post......seems set for this geldings closing style

4  Ballestero   trainer is good 1st out after a claim and appears to have snatched a 7 year old in good form

3  Casa O   clunker in last but might be a tighter horse back in 8 days....out of the norm for Sadler but I love "out of the norm" when good trainers are involved

8  Manogold   toss out last.....sat too far off very slow early pace......see ya Bejarano..... back to Alicea who seems to get the most out of this gelding


race 4    below average clarity

2  Madeoftherightstuf   multiple 6F drills has put a solid foundation under this 1ster......finished off his work regiment with a 4F bullet applying some speed.....Sutherland/Headley have made for a good team

5  Jacob's Journey   another 1st timer training like ready and ready for the hot Mike Puype barn

3  Mr. Sierra   owns solid early speed.....might get away with a top tier rider in control......turf pedigree is fine

1  Nofty   only lifetime race that fits is his lone grass race in a sprint....... albeit a hill course grass sprint run over at Santa Anita


race 5    average clarity

4  Eye Of Jacob   needed last....sure like the fact this Baffert charge won a 1 turn mile at Belmont in his MSW debut.....7 1/2 F should fit nicely 

5  Domonation   solid history on the Hol synthetic........also 2 good lifetime efforts at 7F closing as if an added 1/2 furlong wouldn't hurt

1  Warning Song    red hot Mitchell is pulling out all the stops to wake this GB invader up......gelded since last....blinkers off.....and a very positive rider switch to Gomez

6  Galleta Monstruo   won with perfect trip in last to beat a nice price shot we had but micro-rest is usually a positive for O'Neill


race 6    average clarity

3  Hot Ticket   solid figs in this spot and seemingly gets plenty of cheap speed to set things up for her closing style

5  Tough Luck   big awakening out of nowhere in last and strong Hollywood drills since......very likely to show even more today

9  J and J Express   solid sprint figs/efforts and now tries a route of ground for the 1st time ever......OK distance pedigree

8  Sexy Melody   2 best lifetime efforts are the 2 times this filly got to run off of short rest....short rest today


race 7    average clarity

3  Blue Chagall   been a long time since we have seen Canani in that "magic" mode but he is now.....solid run 2 back when last seen in S Cal.....lone lifetime grass race at 1 1/16 is his biggest fig ever on my work and it was run on the Hol grass course

4  Ferneley   some signs in his recent drills he is poised for a rebound....a ton if he does

2  Smokey Lonesome   improving with each and every turf run......scratched out of a 150K Stakes race this past weekend to run here


race 8    average clarity

3  Creston Cowboy   clunker in last....debut effort 2 back is solid versus this bucnch....seems like a good sign that Rosario sticks around

6  Blind Magic   improving sort was a vet scratch in mid May but is training awfully well since....can be prominent from the get go

9  Warren's Hi Storm   believe debut last was the tune-up to tighten up and be at full throttle in 2nd lifetime race....1st time gelding and that is usually a very positive thing

10  What A Goldmine   good shot to make a needed forward move and should appreciate the 1 furlong less

7  Johnnie Gold

2  Smokin Bomb



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