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Hollywood for Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, 24 November 2011

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 Happy Thanksgiving to all of you !

Card is fairly decent today and Friday's looks very good both quality wise and wagering wise.

race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Deluxe Bus   consistent runner to say the least (6 of 10).......barn got a little too ambitious 1st after the claim in last putting this colt in his highest claimer ever.......not today.....5K below price where they snatched him for

2  Cut Fastball   smartly steps up a notch after a solid awakening 1st time blinkers and also is likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff......good chance to get the early lead in a race without a lot of speed

4  Cat In The Forest   decent shot to get a very good tactical distant chase or mid pack position in this affair

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Clearly A Cowboy   solid forward move in 2nd lifetime start.........earned a very solid number..........1st time going a route of ground...... bred so so to handle it........but Puype is good 1st time at a route with his stock

2  Frenemy   2nd start of career was an OK route race........debut in a sprint was stellar......3 impressive tightly spaced works since his last strongly suggest he can duplicate his debut effort this time going a route

4  Sky Kingdom   2 useful sprints under his belt....sharp recent work tab.......worked in tandem with our 2nd pick  (Baffert horses).......pedigree suggests he should greatly appreciate going long

 

race 3    average clarity

7  Muny   1st or 2nd in 6 starts over the last 2 years at the 40K to 50K claiming level on the turf and Talamo rode in 5 of those starts

5  Kelly Leak   very good history in 2011 the 3 times this gelding got to run on the grass in relatively short rest ( 2 to 4 weeks) ......1st......1st.......and 2nd

8  Dance With Gable   4 wins and 2 2nds in 7 turf races at the distance .....and a positive rider switch.......continues to work like not too many ailments have set in for this 7 year old

1  Lt. Hopeful   back in 6 days for 2nd out after the O'Neill claim hints that his last race was the gimme for a go on Thanksgiving Day

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Teacher Teacher   only start is 2009 was a solid performance  and was a key race.......only other lifetime  start in Oct of 2011 was also solid and a key race.......obviously a bit fragile but Gomez wants mount back......likely to win this if she repeats either of her 2 lifetime races

6  Little Unusual   fired best race to date (albeit on the sod) with the addition of 1st time blinkers.....and just worked best work in a long time....seems poised for a top effort

7  Wild Raven   decent MSW debut 8 weeks ago.........not the best work regiment since but works aren't everything for every horse.......tough call

5  Two Promises   Note: this horse was missing for some tech reason and was added at 7:25 am Pacific time.......good work series for this Jones 1st timer

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Star Presence   all 3 lifetime route races are par of better for today's racing level.....and top connections in Baffert/Bejarano

5  Ambitoness   1st ever at Hollywood but seemingly fires consistently on any surface......2 reassuring works since a good 1st after the claim outing in last for Diodoro

3  Dashing Daisy   has been successfully stepping up the class ladder all year long....finally drops a little in class for 1st ever on an AW surface......trainer has been placing most of his stock from the great Northwest a little too ambitiously but not this time

 

race 6    slightly below average clarity

4  Go To The Pulpit   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start and continues to drill like a another move in the desired direction is imminent

11  I Feel Free   seemed to appreciate today's 6 1/2 F distance in latest....1st ever on the Hol AW but trains well on it.....positive rider switch

6  Finegan Again   fired lifetime best in last albeit on an off track at SA......blinkers on today most likely to help this colt focus better in the ladder stages of his race when he tends to flatten some

8  A K Karma   not much in MSW debut but lookout because the works sure are much improved recently and Bonde is quite stout MSW to maiden claiming

Note:  15 Tropiluk    has a shot if draws into the field from the AE list

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Brother Francis   very bad trip in MSW debut and still almost won....still a maiden but the adjusted for trouble fig fits....bred to appreciate the extended sprint distance of 7F......Cassidy is waking up from the doldrums with most of his stock firing of late

4  Empire Way    not much of a fig in debut but talk about a work-out no push win  as our top pick......about as soft a ride as I have ever seen on a MSW 1st out winner in S Cal....barn had bigger things in mind for this extremely well bred colt and today is one of those things

7  Galex    good return to the races after a 2 month break running 2nd to a B C winner.....only needs a small rather logical forward move today to fight for the top prize

6  So Brilliant   broke his maiden in his MSW debut but didn't face much....but did win fairly easily and continues to train sharply...need more today and we might get it

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

8  Geniality   solid race in latest back on the AW.....wide trip somewhat hides a good forward move.....should be able to handle a route of ground........seems poised to fire even better with Rosario out to make amends

4  Somenchanted Evenin   last was solid and the race 3 back was solid.....either one of those efforts fit well here

7  Plazarita    also exits a fast heat........nice work since.....bred fine to get a route of ground.....decent shot to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

3  C R Lovely Lady   improving sort will need the trend to continue........limited starts for the trainer in 2011 but he makes the most out of them.......filly will need best to date especially at 1 1/16 miles

11  Blue Eyes Included   beaten by 12 in last but was it ever a very fast heat for the bottom maiden claiming level......only needs a small move forward to be as formidable as anyone in here....but that has less then a 50/50 chance of occurring with a low % trainer in charge

5  Warren's Hopeful   fires late now and then for very very low % trainer 

 

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