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Hollywood for Saturday 9 July 2011

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Quality card with more to come on Sunday

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Lemou   best credentials in the race and sure looks loose here.....ratable animal can be in control and with Bejarano in the saddle

2  Great Star Rising   seems to be running into form and if this colt fires his effort he produced last Oct. he could upset here

6  Causeithertz   nice series of 3 works since a forward move in last.....seemingly sitting on a strong effort

 

race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Sinai   major move forward in latest winning despite a bad trip.......a ton here if he has held his form.......good history at 6 1/2 F or less

1  Bet On Victor   drop into claiming seems somewhat overdo for this nice gelding who has only earned 10K so far this year....has been facing better.....sharp reassuring recent works

2  Details R Sketchy   hard trying consistent sort just needs a length or 2 of improvement to be top gun in here

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Switzers Da Man   4 2nd's sprinting on the synthetic in 4 lifetime races....switches to the turf and the record of both the trainer and broodmare say that will be a good thing

1  Global Domination   lone race was a little more than a year ago but  this laid up gelding is training up a storm for his 1st on the turf....bred to handle it.....hot trainer/rider combo......1A is a decent looking 1ster with some shot as well 

4  Irish Art   Gaines 1st timer is beautifully bred to handle the sod and is training like he is "well meant" for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

2  Ivanhoe    tossed a clunker in 1st ever route in last.....prior to his clunker he fired 2 strong sprints at GG......so if he takes to the lawn he should be able to compete for the win here

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Boxeur Des Rues   impressive forward move (albeit on the grass) in last......strong 6F drills especially for O'Neill......and 8 lbs off...decent shot at an upset

3  Coil   continues to run and train like a very nice colt....very impressive 6 and 7 furlong drills

5  Dreamy Kid   getting good fast and sure seems to have come out of his last race in good form because he just popped a solid bullet 4F drill just 4 days ago

 

race 5    average clarity

10  Danny James   improving sort gets 10 lbs off and that sure seems like a good thing with an apprentice who has already shown he can ride....trainer is very good 2nd time out after he takes over the conditioning of a horse

8  Capt. Sparrow   recent races are better then they appear in print......seems to like today's 7F distance

5  Straightomidnight   what we need is his race/effort 2 back....recent strong work suggests we will get it

2  Lease Of Life   appears to have many health issues but you have to like the fact that Rosario is willing to ride

 

race 6    slightly below average clarity

3  Gothic Samuri    super preparation works for this kind of race.....race 2 back is quite strong and I believe that is what we will see this afternoon

7  Porfido   slowly declining but all his Cal races on firm turf fit at this level....a ton if he woke up feeling good and still should compete if he didn't

1  Killer Bear   late runner has put in some good finishes at 1 mile....1st ever at a 1 1/16 and he is bred to appreciate the extra 1/16th....sprint to route today and that was a good thing back on 16 April 

6  Waltzing With Blue   blinkers on didn't work....then....sat too far off a paceless race....solid recent drill and drops....kind of hidden for 3rd out after the claim

 

race 7    average clarity

12  Fortunate Appeal   back to the main track after a try on the turf 1st after the claim by miller.....whole career fits and 2 lbs off in at 14K.....should be prominent from the get go...right where Pedroza likes to be

7  Get My Fix   declining horse fits as well as anyone if he didn't knock himself out in a strong effort and move forward in last

2  Wild And True   on the right end of the learning curve and just worked an impressive 5F in preparation for this race.....3rd after a layoff is a good stat for Sadler

9  Thunder Of Zion   not the best of trips in last 2 races hides some.......extremely impressive series of works at Hollywood....Scott knows this horse well riding him in all 9 lifetime starts

 

race 8    average clarity

7  First Dude   seems to have returned to his 3 year form which was quite good....looks loose here and that is a very dangerous thing for the Baffert/Garcia team

1  Twirling Candy   easily top pick if this was 1 1/8 miles or less but he still has something to prove at 1 1/4 miles

5  Awesome Gem   sure appreciates the Hollywood synthetic surface and the distance also suites....won this race in 2010 and with the same rider up

4  Game On Dude   1 for 1 at 1 1 /4 and only beaten by 2 lengths last year in the 1 1/2 mile Bel.........1st ever on the AW but training up to snuff on it

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Take A Yard   both races when P Val rode stand out and he is aboard today...very aggressive works spaced 5 days apart...nicely wound up

5  Shediak   wake up race in last 1st time with today's jock.....believe will fire another....does tend to hang a little

9  Alley Hondro   proven fresh and is fresh today....tough post but Rosario is 1 for 1 on the gelding

6  Donato   wire shot steps up off of the claim but he has 3 wins and a 2nd in 4 route races with the blinkers off

 

race 10    average clarity

10  Bigbari   didn't exactly impress in lone race which was run last Oct at Fno.....but training great and mon has tossed 7 winners (2 Stakes winners) from 8 foals....let's hope she makes it to 8 for 8 today

14  Sannibel Sid   1st timer is training as if he is well meant and ready for his mc debut...trainer is quietly having a decent meet

6  Ruling Force   few starts for the trainer but he has 4 wins from 7 starts and 6 in the money in 2011....not training impressively but he has fired before with 1sters showing little

12  Clocker Monent    bad trip in last hides a solid forward move....that effort fits and more would make him especially tough

13  Bryan Daniel   consistent sort but does tend to flatten at 6 1/2 furlongs

3  Last Memories   exits a slow heat but he had a tough trip and it was his lifetime debut.....good works since and a good trainer say more today

 

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