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Hollywood for Saturday 2 July 2011



Big fields and many quality fields today. Full comments today but as I said yesterday abbreviated comments might occur on this busy Holiday weekend. Going for a 3rd straight good day in what I hope is a great holiday week of picking winners.


race 1    average clarity

3  Prince Rexy   trainer is solid with long layoffs and the works say this one is ready....has run well versus better

4  Lamm   consistent sort gets his 5th new conditioner....and that trainer is ice cold but the works say he might bust out of the doldrums here

6  Cachoo   decent horse for this level but he must cope with other speed...either clear or get this lead type only to rate


race 2    average clarity

3  Benicia Beauty    gimme....big work.....drop and go....can be on or near the lead in an affair lacking speed

8  Follow The Crowd   great name for a heavy fave......and she will be here....good layoff last and should come flying late if she repeats her last effort

9  Jack's Glo   better horse than looks on paper....might not get enough pace to get up in time if the race pans out like it looks on paper

4  Sierra Beauty   big move forward in last....reassuring work since....need to continue the improvement


race 3    slightly below average clarity

7  Star Nicholas   best turf figs and in decent enough form...not an easy race but 2nd time Carava and switch to his top jock make him top pick

2  El Adelantado   earned a decent grass figure in lone grass race on it and it was at Hollywood at today's 6F distance

6  B's Lucky Strike   fits fine in this spot but shows no signs of overcoming his strong tendency to hang in the stretch

3  Practical Magic   dangerous lead type only has lots to prove on the grass but may get loose in this spot


race 4    average clarity

7  Judy's My Angel   turf legged up and drops from MSW....Miller is very stout dropping into maiden claimer

9  Duda Ten    also big time dangerous dropping from MSW......but I am somewhat leery of such a big drop or she would have been top selection

1  Girls Lacrosse   solid mc debut in last....poor start and ran wide and only got beat by 2+ lengths.....and trainer is quite a bit better with 2nd time starters

8  Limerick Lane   slowly getting better and will need the trend to stay intact to win this...sure continues to train well


race 5    slightly above average clarity

5  Thrice The Vice   likes the abbreviated sprint distance and had a bad trip in last which hides a good layoff jock and a smoother trip and on to the winners circle

7  Mark Of A Warrior   1 for 1 in only race at 5 1/2F....just claimed and Carava sticks with Pedroza who has a great history with this horse

8  Danny James   improving sort ships in and gets a new trainer in say ready...proven on synthetic surfaces  

3  Point Of Origin   positive rider switch.....speed type can rate and might be wise to here because the 1 and 2 can burn


race 6    average clarity

1  Courageous Cat   very impressive turf career....owns some very powerful efforts/fis including his lone race in California...should get a perfect stalking trip

5  Caracortado   nice turf animal is training sharply and retains Talamo who is riding nicely on the turf

6  Victor's Cry   deep closer is 3 out of 5 at Hol on the sod.....hoping for some solid pace up front to flatter his late kick


race 7    average clarity

2  Starspangled Heat   price shot is bred to be a very nice animal and is training like he is 100% ready to roll

1  Goodbye Charlie   good final time and pace in dueling last.....power house bullet work since....ready for even more today

12  Madeoftherightstuf   very solid debut on the top notch barn takes over...bred to handle the AW as well

3  Mint Humor   when last seen way back in Nov. this gelding ran a solid 2nd in a very solid tab suggests he is very ready fresh off of the bench.....MY FOUR PICKS HERE ARE SPLIT BY HAIRS


race 8    average clarity

5  Sterling Outlook   Mitchell has been stellar over the years with 40 to 50K claims putting them in Stakes races...and he lucks out as the only true speed in the race

3  Euroglide   only mile turf race was a solid effort/fig/win...good chase postion can be had here

1  Red Sharp Humor   sure liked the grass in his first run on it......T C Baze should also get a good chase position in an affair seemingly set for front runners

4  Make Music For Me   quality runner is training like he is poised for his best but he will need more pace than anticipated to put in his best late close


race 9    average clarity

3  Smilig Tiger   training as if a top effort is about to occur.....and when he fires his best he has world class ability

7  Amazombie   what a terrific statebred......very very consistent....probably because you don't have to train him hard to get big run out of him in his races 

2  Camp Victory   super job by the white hot Mitchell in improving this ex 40K claimer......1st ever at 7F but signs point to it being a good fit

5  Color Of Courage   on the improve with every start....last effort fits with a smoother trip....Flores is hot


race 10    slightly above average clarity

3  Unhitchthetrailor   switch to hot rider and blinkers on...exits a very fast MSW and the winner came back to win a Stakes in next

10  Valentine Boy   well prepared for 1st out in the's only other babe was Stakes winner and won maiden debut 

9  Huntsville   strong move forward in last and a blistering work since...even better today

11  Already There   Miller 1st timer seemingly is ready to roll at 1st asking

7  Bustin Rubberbands   32 to 1 in MSW says gimme....solid 5F drill since....go go go today

5  Nolaruninfor Jayci   2 straight bad trips in 2 lifetime races....maybe blinkers off today can help





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