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Hollywood for Thursday 9 June 2011


Seems like a fairly decent to average card today. In the late pick 4 races 5 thru 8 our top selection offers morning line value and oddly is 4 to 1 in all 4 races.

Pick 6 carryover of $116K


race 1    slightly above clarity

3  Sleep Tight  seemingly  lone speed in this spot......wired in last from the 3 post with the rail out 15 feet.....same post and rail configuration today

2  Roman Charity   might be better on the main track but exits 2 straight solid races.....does own a couple of grass efforts that fit.....decent chance to chase our top pick if a race that has a good shot to favor speed


race 2    slightly above clarity

3  Saddleranch   sure seems like a very good youngster.....stellar debut and the work-outs since are even better for this nice Baffert charge

5  Chiloquin   very strong efforts/figs in last 2 races which were at a route of ground......and has 3 wins in 4 sprint races

2  Sinai   a little too flat in 7 furlong races.....cut back of 1 furlong should enhance the chances of this Baffert runner


race 3    average clarity

6  Triple Action   2 for 2 on the in N. Cal at GG showing decent pace and final time.....the one to beat if this gelding handles the firmer Hollywood grass as well 

3  Fifth Dimension   gelded prior to last and then ran a troubled trip that hides a move forward....trainer could use a win and drops this fellow to try and get one

2  Aqua Fever   sprint speed type on the main track was taken back in first ever turf run and showed a liking to it....doubt taken back today in 1st ever route race on turf or dirt.....believe will try to go wire to wire


race 4    slightly below average

5  All Squared Away   both lifetime races fit fine for this mc level of racing

4  Warren's Diggers   good recent drills to finish his preparation for his mc debut......might be sharp when it counts.....trainer does own a 1st out win with Quinonez aboard run in Jan of 2010

6  Unusual Maneuver   this 1ster is living up to his name in that he just breezed 5/8ths faster than any of his previous works "handling"......seems like an awfully good breeze for this level of racing and we all know how hard it is to get a work labeled as a breeze in S Cal

3  Frankieplayedshort   rather decent work series for this 1ster who has hit the track weekly without a hiccup for over 2 months


race 5    average clarity

4  Red Hot Charlotte   undefeated in 3 starts at 1 mile on the sod.......has won last 5 races she has run on the turf after going 0 for 5 in 1st 5....ships in from GG seemingly as a fit horse having run multiple sprints on the AW....should welcome 1st grass race since last Fall

1  El Nadia   woke up some in last and 4 works since....ready for another good effort....does need to overcome tendency to hang in late stretch

3  Hameildaeme   moved nicely forward in last....repeat of that race fits solidly in this spot but.............vanned off after the 4+ weeks enough time to recover????

8  Malusita   on a roll in her route race endeavors since Gonzales claimed for O'Neill....nice grass race 2 back at Tup showing that she is capable of running off of the pace if need be


race 6   average clarity

3  Bullybullybully   last was solid both in pace and final time....2 very reassuring works since especially considering this gelding has only 7 lifetime races in 3 years of racing...believe he will fire a another competitive effort

4  Gran Matador   better horse on the synthetic and showed it with a move forward in his return to it in last.....good shot to build off that race and move forward again

8  Gutshot Straight   moved forward 2nd out after the layoff in last.....takes a significant step up in competition....will need a another forward move to capture the top paycheck offered in the affair 

5  Me Salty   4 wide with pace in last hides a good improvement in last....clever ride by low % jock could spring an upset


race 7    average clarity

4  Victorian Prince   par or better on The Racing Digest turf figs in all 6 races at 1 1/4 or more.....barn has to be thrilled they carded this race

5  Take A Yard   two good route turf races in as many races since new trainer took over.....bred well to get the 1 1/4 distance

3  Tiz A Knight   seems like best speed in this spot.....wire to wire attempt seems likely and not impossible

7  Kim's Leading Man   on the improve in all 4 races since Hofmans claimed......proven at the semi-marathon distance.....needs to move forward again and the trend sure points in that direction


race 8    average clarity

2  Fire Glow   horrendous journey in 1st ever at Hollywood hides this one's ability.....basically his races at GG also fit solidly here as well.....Rosario will be out to make amends

8  Charlie And Chris   exits a solid heat with a strong fig/effort and now drops a couple of notches....drop makes sense as he hasn't won in 2010 or 2011.....Hollywood and 6 furlongs both fit for this gelding

5  Five Star Fortune   placed over head in last in what looks like a gimme because the drills sure are much improved since that race for his 2nd start for his new trainer

1  Adriatic Moon   needed last and now takes the plunge in claiming price....trainer has been cold....maybe wake-up starts here

10  Dee Dee's Legacy   best at 6 furlongs and training as if a move forward can occur

12  Brinson   needs a rebound to race 2 back....a good series of drills suggest we may get it


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