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Hollywood for Friday night 27 May 2011

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Big holiday weekend starts off with a decent looking Friday night card.

 

race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Balboa Bay   controlling speed in this spot can sit pretty behind the 1 horse who has a lot to prove lasting a 1 1/16th

2  Brass Plate   very competitive in both route races on the main track.....can sit close up in a race that looks set up for front runners

4  Money Included   consistently puts in nice closing finishes when running a route of ground....John knows this gelding well

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Twodollarstowin   solid move forward in last earning a strong fig for the level....back in 6 days for Mitchell....probably feeling really good for him to wheel her back so quick...good shot for 4th straight win

2  Hidden Romance   checked 2 on the run-up and then ran 4 wide in her last....lost about 10 lengths in run before that.....big rider switch to P Val.....can be prominent from the get go

5  Justincredible   woke up in latest switching back to a synthetic surface......would have rated higher if it wasn't for her tendency to flatten out past 6 furlongs

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Downhill Diva   very good history when fresh like today and training extremely well.....Blanc knows this filly well having ridden her the last 8 starts...should coming flying in the stretch 

6  Warren's Blossom   4 wins and 1 2nd in 5 lifetime in sprints on the main track........would have been top pick if it wasn't for suspect pedigree for the turf

1  Excellent News   faced tougher in last and ran OK....and the drills sure have gotten better since....rather sure we have more horse-a-roo today

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Dustbowl   broke poorly in maiden debut and then showed she can run some.....55 to 1 says not all that wound up for debut.....seems likely to show much more today and catches a  somewhat weak group on the drop to the bottom mc level...bred fine to run a route

5  Make Someone Happy   has fired fresh 2 straight times with each race a bad trip....fresh again......filly has been a bit of a green racehorse but the trainer is good and has had ample time to get her to settle done.....good distance pedigree

3  Wicked Trip   likely to be loose with Flores aboard who has really woken up with some nice rides the last few weeks...dangerous speed

8  Sheskey   very competitive sort but a major league hanger to say the least with 4 2nd's and 7 3rd's in 17 lifetime races

 

race 5    slightly below average clarity

5  Boulder Creek  plenty of speed in this affair can sets things up for this closer who steps up quite a bit but he just won for fun with a very wide trip and was claimed.....4 pounds off as well...trainer has been getting the job done

2  Streets Of Heaven   this gelding has been very consistent for about a year now and will probably fire another strong effort....Pedroza seems to fit him well

4  Fire Break   consistent on or near the pace distance horse will need to be careful to ration his speed as he sure tends to flatten out past 1 mile

 

race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Romeo Royale   pressed a solid pace in last and rightfully tired....lone 1 mile grass race run last Summer at Dmr (taken off the pace some) was an extremely strong effort/fig...believe they will take back a little today

8  Turn On The Pumps   love the turf pedigree for this 2nd time starter.......solid aggressive work tab suggests this gelding is all set to roll for his 1st on the grass

2  Cat Talk   tossed a clunker in last.....need race 2 back which is solid....back to Gomez who rode that race 2 back

9  Minister D'oro   deep closer will need his best.......Rosario has won 4 of his last 7 mounts for Miller

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Courtside   2 for 2 2nd out after the layoff and that is what we have today....both wins were by large margins

1  Free Pourin   seemingly the best early speed in the field....laid up for nearly 1/2 year but training well enough to fire fresh

4  Kingsford Drive   Hollendorfer is very dangerous dropping a young horse into claiming for the 1st time....he also could use a winner

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  A Moment In Time   on the right end of the learning curve and should be prominent from the get go

9  Tribal Desert    horrid trip in MSW debut...showed lots of run.....love his grass breeding....big recent drill......very formidable if he can get the trip from the 9 hole

2  Silencio Gato   had his sprint AW tune-up at 30 to 1.....strong works since.....good turf pedigree.....all set 1st going long and 1st on the grass

6  Amoracchius  

8  Besame Suances

3  Carlsbad Logoon

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