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Hollywood for Thursday 15 July 2010

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Handicappers Corner

First hot afternoon at Hollywood for quite some time according to the weather forecast. Take note of any bias that may develop because of the heat. The track sure has been playing fair for almost all of the race meet.

 

Recommended pick 4 part wheel starts in race number 5

2,5,6,7 with 1,4 with 1,2,3,6 with 1,2     64 bets

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Premiere Flyer   earned a solid fig with a wide journey in his last....back quick....has responded well to shorter rest in the past 

3  Autocue   very consistent closer has yet to miss the board on the synthetic in 8 lifetime races on it

4  Film Fortune   last fits fine versus these (beat our top pick) but old timer Van Berg seldom gets a horse to run back to back good races these days

 

race 2    slightly above average clarity

7  Girlwithegoldhoof   on the right end of the learning curve....appears to own the best early speed in a group that lacks it

1  Princess Beau K   moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start...reassuring decent 4 work series since suggests the trend will continue

4  She's Not Lion   form has been on the decline ever since a strong MSW debut last winter.....1st time in claiming may awaken....switch to Rosario who has been red hot riding Carava horse's

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Never   Baffert is red hot with his alw runners.....works suggest this colt is wound up and maybe ready to show better early speed to help keep our 2nd choice within striking distance

5  One Track Mind   loves the lead and should have it here.....big shot to wire if Smith is allowed to slow things done early

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Come In Almighty   probably needed his last off of the 1/2 year layoff.....has fired his 2 best turf efforts at today's distance....Puype barn has been hot of late

3  Lyons Barton   impressive maiden breaking win 1st time at a route on the AW....bred to handle the grass and if he does and he moves forward once again he will be tough to beat

7  Greeley's Ghost   on the improve with every start....bred solidly to handle the sod....owns enough early speed in this spot to clear and get over and save some ground into turn 1 which is most of the battle

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

5  Indian Gracey   brilliant work tab and Hollendorfer has been on fire with his debuting 2 year olds this year

2  A Z Warrior   new sire but mom's been tossing out nothing but runners.....Baffert has been sending out fit and ready 1sters at a higher rate than usual...and that's saying something

7  Righteous Renee   bred to appreciate sprinting and training sharply for a small but very capable barn....very dangerous

6  Royal Ancestry   soso MSW debut but....the drills our much improved since.....strong likelihood this filly moves forward quite a bit today

 

race 6    slightly above average clarity

1  Timezone   showed ample ability in both lifetime races one of which was on the grass......training super and bred to handle a route....this might be a real nice new horse for Mandella....should find out today

4  Kahoula   filly beat a solid group at GG 2 races back versus her own age.....then didn't embarrass herself against older and quite a bit better in her last...successful GG outfit has a good history with "shippers"

3  Hemera   overseas invader is training sharply for her 1st run on the sod...pedigree suggests she should handle it

 

race 7    slightly below average clarity

6  Dreams Afleet   10 month layoff for this Cerin charge but is she proven fresh and she is the only true closer in a field overflowing with speed 

1  Nine To Dine   drops to a level (and shortens up 1/2 furlong) where her speed might be able to handle the early pressure that most likely will occur in this speed loaded affair

3  Kaylie's Joy   shows signs she might be able to sit off of the pace a little and still perform....believe hot riding M Garcia will attempt to take her back and see what happens

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

2  Malibu Pier   best set of drills for a Gaines 1ster in quite some time....she may finally have a new talented youngster...been a long while.....extremely well bred for the lawn

1  Onenightin Beijing   Baffert 1st timers are winning on the AW and the grass.....terrific work tab and breeding that is good enough to consider on the sod

5  Marrymeonemoretome   little pace to fire into in her last (usually sits up close to the pace) which was her 1st race on the turf...bullet drill since....most likely will sit closer today and move forward

3  Come Home Lady   last looks like the test out the turf gimme to be full throttle for today's 2nd endeavor on it...red hot rider/trainer combo the last couple of weeks

7  Platinum Mine   blinkers on after 2 tiring 2nd place finishes for this filly.....full speed ahead with the hope that the blinkers improve her focus and help her sustain her speed

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