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Hollywood for Saturday 12 November 2011



Never crazy as most of you know about rain in the forecast and/or moisture in the racing surfaces. Things get funky too often. Add to that a difficult card. I will be taking it easy at the windows (on the keyboard) today.



race 1    slightly above average

2  Right Smart Secret   one of seemingly only 2 speed types in a 5F race is rare.....filly has been improving both pace and final time wise

6  Looking Out   mid pack runner is drilling sharply of late and it is on the Hol surface......resurgent Talamo will be hoping the 2 and the 3 put some heat on each other

3  Ohhhh A Wise Guy   dropping once again isn't exactly a positive sign but the barn may have been lured into an abbreviated sprint which looks as if it suites her well.....should be in it from the start (with a good break of course)

5  Goldentouch Of Gin   good works for this 1ster......trainer has won 1 out of his last 5 maiden claiming 1st timers and it paid a big price


race 2    average clarity

5  Luv Dragon   last race was quite solid and so was his run 3 back on Dmr's synthetic.......those 2 races were the only time that Talamo rode this gelding.......and history indicates this 4 year old might like Hollywood's AW the most

3  Morganouska   shot to get the lead and be is ratable so Rosario has a shot at slowing things down if allowed to

7  Dunscombe   very wide trip in last....earned a very solid adjusted for trouble fig......good at today's distance.........would have rated higher if it wasn't for his poor history on synthetic racing surfaces....maybe the Cushion track at Hol will be to his liking

8  Clear To Canada   very consistent trainer/rider combo.......but does have something to prove getting a route of ground


race 3    slightly below average clarity

1  There Is No Limit   4 year old filly slowly just keeps getting better......better......better........better.......and.......

4  She's Very Rare   mare appears to like the Hollywood surface.......last time this horse went route to sprint (back in Feb)  she missed by a nose

6  Classy Attraction   6 years old and only 15 starts but she has remained a consistent sort despite her limited spread out starts....should be prominent from the get go


race 4    slightly below average clarity   (pick are for the turf or the AW)

6  Achilles   best set of works for a Drysdale 1st timer in quite some time....bred exceptionally well to handle the turf but pedigree should also handle the AW

2  Getting Lucky   very solid animal (on the Hol AW) last Spring.....seems to be rounding back into form this Fall......turf pedigree is just fine.....has some speed and draws P Val

5  Shy Humor   decent m75K debut and O'Neill and his connections spent some major money and claimed him.....had to really like something so a forward or at least lateral move seems likely....turf pedigree is fine

10  Carol's Legacy   good MSW debut.....bred to handle the sod......very positive rider switch

Possible bomber:   1  Traweek    mom's tossed 2 grass winners.....multiple troubled trips hides this one's ability in his races run on synthetic and dirt surfaces......last was subtle.....dueled in strong pace on a dull inside and rightfully tired...turf or dirt price shot is not impossible


race 5    average clarity

2  Industry Leader   love the races she ran last Fall at Hollywood........impressive work tab strongly suggests she is still enamoured with the Cushion track and ready to roll fresh off of the bench

5  Fast Bullet   vet scratch at CD in a small Stakes B C weekend......must be fine because Baffert wouldn't have him back in so quick....outstanding win on the SA conventional dirt track in MSW debut last....needs the same now running on the synthetic

4  Wall Dance   lone run on the AW was his only win and it was a fairly strong race at Arlington.....turf tightener in last and a good work tab should have ready for 1st race in not so sunny S Cal

7  Clear   won MSW debut but the effort/fig was a little soft......but was pounded to 3 to 5 at the windows and he is training very very sharply.....might not have seen this one's best in winning debut last...might see it today


race 6    way below average clarity (all button?) turf picks 6-4-3-2

6  Hard To Resist   very tepid top choice in a most difficult gd/yl grass race where all in the field look hard to separate......won with 2 months off and won with 4 months of in only lifetime wins....3 months off today and hot rider/trainer combo


race 6   slightly below average clarity  AW picks  3-2-4-6

3  Wild Rose   well proven on AW surfaces and most in here aren't.....not a lot of speed in here so I think Smith can sit fairly close up in good position


race 6  longshot for both turf or AW:  5 Pick And Pray   keeps out running his odds.....proven on the AW and bred well to handle the sod.....looks like obvious lone speed and may be viewed as the lone speed not to worry about just like we wrote about our top pick Hansen in the B C Juv.



race 7    slightly below average clarity

3  Swiss Game   horrid trip in last hides another forward jock today with a much higher win % in Joel Rosario

7  The Bien's Gift   47 to 1 in mc debut suggests this colt was hardly pointed for his debut.....should be tighter and full throttle in 2nd lifetime start

9  War Wizard   4 wide trip in mc debut on a day the rail was  slightly better than average......with race under belt and with a better trip this one should content for the top prize

2  Warren's Wasco Son   works look somewhat dangerous for this 1ster


race 8    average clarity

6  Liason   very impressive route MSW debut on the Dmr synthetic somewhat hidden with a bad trip...then won despite a wide trip in next...a works and route experience.....all set

5  Captain Obvious   very nice 2nd overseas 1st time ever on the AW.......Cecil is fairly decent with ship ins from Europe

2  Rousing Sermon   late runner has done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts......both lifetime wins are with Bejarano who rides the top pick or would have rated higher


race 9    average clarity

8  I Sense Your Luck    only race on the AW was quite strong and it was with today's jock P Val up.......last at Fpx wasn't too bad.....both lifetime efforts were fresh runs.....fresh and well trained for today

1  Lasso From El Passo   run 3 back his last race on the synthetic is quite telltale recent drill....seems set for best

3  Nicos Memory   had done little wrong in all his lifetime starts until his last.....perfect time to drop and does....started career for M40K so why not drop to 32K

4  Evita's Crown   broke very poorly in maiden debut back in late August and still managed to win in a 5 1/2 furlong up to snuff off of the 2 1/2 month layoff.....lots of upside with a good trip today

6  Silver Street

9  Warren's Judy





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