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Hollywood for Thursday 7 July 2011

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Final 2 weeks of racing at Hollywood and then on we go to the popular Del Mar meeting. Not too bad of a card today at Hollywood in that our top pick is only the morning line favorite in 3 of the 8 races.

 

race 1    slightly below average clarity

2  Sunny Superstition   much improved drill since debut run 2 weeks ago and a positive rider change

5  Jersey Joe   broke slow and ran somewhat wide in maiden debut.......Metz switches to his go to jock of late in T C Baze

4  Hey Paulie   tough trip in a MSW debut run 8 weeks ago.....solid here if he gets the trip and returns with the same energy as before

7  Big Blaze   not much in his 1st run on the AW but his debut run 2 back at Sun was good....blinkers on make aid his rebound

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Spurr Road   Baffert has always been a great conditioner first out of the box but he has been ridiculously good lately.....plenty of foundation put into this 1ster says meant and ready 

2  Rock This Way   rather sure this 1st timer is also ready showing the series of drills that he has...Yakteen is quietly having a nice meeting

5  Meadow Road   very consistent sort but he has burnt a lot of cash....would have rating higher if this was less than 6 furlongs as he flattens out slightly past 5 1/2 F making him vulnerable late

1  Green Cat   only 4 races for this maiden 6 year old so this sure seems like a logical drop.......also taking the 4lbs entering for 40K

 

race 3    above average clarity

3  Power Series   last run in mid April would surely do the job here and a nice prolonged work series says ready and ready for a white hot trainer

7  Red Alert Day   very consistent sort proved he can handle the distance in his latest endeavour

4  Tippety Tap Tap   on the right end of the learning curve...hot jock has won 4 of his last 8 for the trainer......bred to appreciate longer distances

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Kalyra Cat   impressive wide, too early of a move in last....trainer steps up.....good sign we'll see even more today especially with a more timely move

3  Dime   wide with fast pace versus better hides his ability in latest......Rosario has good past history with this gelding

8  Warren's Gus   new trainer.....blinkers on.......training (recent best of 67 bullet 5/8th's drill) like he is responding for his new barn.....somewhat dangerous

2  Edgewick Road   logical drop for this colt who has been in the doldrums and could use some easier competition to snap out of it

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Good Friday Gal   exits a fast heat versus better and it was arguably her lifetime best.......two good (better) works since suggests the same or even more is about to occur this afternoon

4  Bella Giomatta   in decent form on the AW and well worked and well meant for her 1st ever on the sod....bred just fine to handle it

2  Dubai Perfecto    2 lifetime grass races run at GG in April are a fit here......works and that fact Miyadi is willing to ship suggests this filly is ready fresh off of the bench

1  Hot Ticket   just claimed and 5 weeks off and only 1 3F drill showing but.........this filly has fired big when Bejarano is aboard...some shot

 

race 6    average clarity

9  D'princess   bumped badly and rushed...not the debut the barn was hoping for....positive rider switch to meet leading jock...solid 5/8th's recent work....solid shot here

3  Candrea   Baffert 1st timer seems ready.....what's new?....paid $340K just 4 months ago

11  Wild Truffles   52 to 1 in 8 horse field maiden debut (Stakes race) has gimme written all over it......better jock and better works......full go today

6  Lasso From El Paso   doubt Kruljac charge was all that cranked up for debut in that he went off at 23 to 1 in a six horse field....two nice works since and the hot Flores sticks around...should see more today

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Lady Francesca   like all 3 U S of A 1 mile grass efforts........very impressive layoff run at GG in last running 1 condition over her head.....last fits so better 2nd out after the layoff will be especially tough

3  All Star Heart   has shown a lot of life since Mac took over the training duties......excellent turf works with the dogs up.......good shot fires a very good fresh effort today

6  Camille C   strong last.....and many career races fit solidly here.....but.......will need to avoid a speed duel with the 1 horse

 

race 8  average clarity

1  Rollerskates   why not keep dropping.....nobody claims and the money keeps rolling in.....overwhelming here if she once again repeats her recent efforts

6  Stunningly    very good stretch run late at 7 1/2 furlongs in last can set her up nicely to handle today's 2 two affair....trainer has been on an impressive prolonged roll

7  Twodollarstowin   loves the Hollywood surface and this maybe the last time she will get to run on it till Fall

8  Merrytagio   seemingly needs plenty of time between races and Hess shows patience and gives it to her.....good sign Rosario sticks with the horse as well

10  Zippin E.    will try once again to wire.....will need more staying power or a crawl up front to stick around for the top couple of prizes

9  First Queen   consistent sort but 3 to 5 lengths short fig/effort wise.....more likely for a small slice of the pie unless quite a few top picks go south today

 

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