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Hollywood for Thursday 19 May 2011



I have received numerous responses to put up six selections (as I have done 3 times this year) in the last race for the Super High Five. I will start doing that on a trail basis. The 50 cent base has made this wager much more affordable as it has the pick 5 and pick 4.

Seems like a good card today. Really thought every race could be playable if the morning line is accurate. We are due for a few clean trips after a week of disastrous starts, wide runs, and perplexing paces. I'm regressing. Don't like to whine.   


race 1    slightly above average

1  Zippin E.   didn't seem too crazy about conventional dirt.....good spot for return to the synthetic as the lone speed in this affair....Joe T is one tough nut to catch loose and lonely on the front end

 2  Jana Gail    good return to the races off of a 2 month break.....drops a notch and just drilled sharply as is a forward move is about to occur


race 2    average clarity

4  Swift Beauty   showed promise in MSW debut 3 races back 16 months ago......last looks like a nice turf tightener to logically drop out of MSW to a mc40k.......barn has been on a roll the last few months after a prolonged cold spell 

1  Dangerous Angel   2 par like races at this level in 2 lifetime starts....blinkers on.......should be very formidable if the equipment change improves this filly who already fits fine in a mc40k

6  Make Mine Remy   8 weeks off but training sharply for 1st ever in a sprint....Armstrong has a superior record 46-90 days off between starts.....should be flying late


race 3    average clarity

4  Bellingham   2 solid turf sprints in 2 lifetime drills in preparation for 1st at a turf route of ground which she is solidly bred to handle

6  Tippety Tap Tap   solid turf number (on The Racing Digest turf figs) earned with a wide trip in last with the blinkers off...better journey and this gelding can be headed for the the circle of joy

5  Coming Thru  18 to 1 for a Baffert 1st timer says the race was most likely nothing more then a tune-up for today's 1st on the grass which she has a good pedigree for....showed good early speed in AW debut...likely to show the same on the sod in a race void of front runners

2  Knucklebuster   few can get a horse ready to score in a MSW debut at a route on the turf but R Mandella hint that this 1st timer is ready


race 4    average clarity

4  Diamond Journey   hidden forward move in last breaking bad and running has good early speed so you have got to like the switch to P Val to get this filly out of the gate cleanly....good trip mixed with the drop in claiming can lead to a win 

1  Lady For A Day   gaudy 2011 record for invading GG trainer.....filly is on the right end of the learning curve and now takes a drop in class

2  Seachi   horrendous claim by a very good conditioner in K Walsh can't run in any level softer then this unless she ships out of town....seems like now or never

3  Lucky Sis   drops from the sky and why not....has yet to hit the board on the Hollywood cushion track in 9 starts on it


race 5    slightly above average clarity

7  West Ruler   solid versatile ultra consistent Aw/turf runner will most likely take back off the pace in a race with too many front running types....Bejarano knows this quality Sadler charge well

4  Up In Time   late runner seemingly is in a great spot to show her strong late kick.....Gomez is terrific with closers on the sod

6  English Royal   seems like speed of the speed and a world class speed jock in the irons

2  Tenacious Tina   O'Neill takes over the training duties from Sise and appears to have this highly competitive filly training up to snuff for her return to the race wars


race 6    average clarity

7  Bullybullybully   rather sure needed his last off of the year hiatus from recent work series suggests plenty more in 2nd run after the layoff

6  Deluxe Bus   improving by leaps and bounds in 3 lifetime runs.....very formidable if this colt can manage another vault forward

3  Locksley Hall   appears to be a "LTO, lead type only" and has a good shot at getting what he wants

1  Ominous Thomas   competitive late runner should be charging hard late


race 7    slightly above average clarity

1  Woodman's Luck   only race (his last) with the blinkers on and at Hollywood stands out a ton of 75 bullet drill suggests little has changed since his stellar last

4  Spud Spivens   don't see too many horses win when washy in S. Cal but this youngster did.......appears to appreciate route racing......might show even more today if he doesn't wash out again


race 8    average clarity

3  Magical Instinct   very solid when sprinting at Hollywood including a solid layoff effort in last

1  Magic Spirit   after 4 bad trips in 4 lifetime starts this colt ironically had a good trip from the 1 hole at 6 1/2 which is a difficult post for most....may have grown up a lot in that race....has shown good run in all 5 lifetime starts

2  Bay Rush   2 best lifetime races are his 2 endeavors on the Hollywood AW......1st ever with relativly short rest between races seems like a plus

4  My Boy Luke    useful mc debut......drops a couple of notches and appears as if the extended sprint distance of 7F will be a good fit 

8  Alex T.   small move forward in latest with the blinkers off.....should finish the 7 furlong distance well coming off 3 route races

9  Warren's Wild Thing   tossed a clunker in last but previous two races fit fine....does tend to hang





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