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Hollywood for Thursday 2 December 2010


What is with the 1st race:  Last 18 1st races: 11 wins, 6 2nd's, 1 3rd 


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Star Presence   both route endeavors are significant figs that would win 85% of races run at this level

4  Bluegrass Cutter   exits a solid sprint MSW affair in last and is training great since......trainer is competent 1st time at a distance


race 2    average clarity

7  Call The River   healthy or not....that is the question......suspicious drop out of MSW to the bottom but Gaines is in a win mode so why not

1  Forward Commitment   last 2 races at Hol are solid and the trainer is hot

2  Tale Of The Bat  consistent sort will need very best to take this if the top 2 picks run their "A" game


race 3    slightly above average clarity

2  Teddy's Promise   bred better for one turn affairs so turn back in distance can get this filly back to her big sprint run 2 races back.....solid drill is reassuring

4  Yellow Sticker   fresh horse is 2 for 2 fresh and won both races with not the best of trips


race 4    average clarity

1  Cat Brando   exits a very fast heat in last which I believe was a tune-up to be full throttle for today's route race...definitely prefers route racing over sprints so far in his young career

2  Atticus Pomponius    2 Hollywood route races in 2010 fit OK in this spot and we get a positive trainer change to Ron Ellis 

4  B's Lucky Strike   one win and one 2nd only two runs in claiming and both were drop downs...same for today

5  Gobbler's Knob   last win by many maybe very false in that he trailed in a field that had blistering pace and passed many exhausted horses...then again he did win by 6


race 5    slightly below average clarity

4   Samba School   last was her best yet in the good old U S of A (par effort) and she finally gets to run on the Turf where in Ire she was a better grass horse than an AW horse

1,1a  Entry  both 1 and 1A have a shot but I prefer the 1....claim backs at a higher price from top outfits are usually very dangerous....they know what they are getting


race 6    average clarity

3  Lift Our Luck   big debut run winning by 5 1/4...that race with anOK trip can win today's higher level...and better will be very tough to beat

1  Free From Sin   laid up animal is training like the Hol synthetic is a very good match for her

7  Social Event   consistent sort won her maiden debut so 3 1/2 months off may be to her liking

5  Forty Paces   barn is hot and I think they realize this filly likes to run from off the pace...needs a move forward but she sure is working like an improved animal


race 7    average clarity      

4  Hot Affair   par like efforts in all 3 lifetime races.....1st ever back with short rest.....shot to move forward

3  Missadealornodeal   consistent sort would have been top pick if it wasn't for being a vet scratch in mid Nov.


race 8    average clarity

1  Swiss Hero   appears to appreciate the 5F sprint distance....just needs to repeat last to be solid here

7  Devour   MSW drop down seems like the best animal in the race but might be a tad too late coming from off pace in a 5F race

5  Love Five Plus Two   chase a fast pace in last and held 2nd....very positive rider switch from appr. to P Val

2  Gold Silver   decently bred to sprint gelding is training as if he might be ready to roll in his debut into the world of thoroughbred racing

9  Cookie's From Tony    nowhere in a MSW race but maybe Mullins had this race in mind from the him...ask him...I'm sure he would tell you


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