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Hollywood for Saturday 3 December 2011

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Average looking Saturday card. Average is good enough. Good luck!

 

race 1    slightly below average clarity

1  Picture Perfect    2 disappointing starts in the U S of A last Spring......solid conditioner and lots of time off to turn things around

6  Farley Star   wide trip hides a move forward in last albeit on the AW....back to preferred surface

3  Hameildaeme   new trainer picks up a consistent sort who he only has to get the same effort out of to be in the hunt here

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Jack O Lyn   Mullins finally had a winner yesterday beating our top pick by a nose (ouch)......seems to have claimed an improving horse here......and gets Bejarano to ride

2  Danger Ranger   easily best two efforts ever are his 2 lifetime races on the Hol synthetic

6  Inquisitive Son   seems best suited to 1 turn races like today........1 for 1 at Hollywood......0 for 7 elsewhere

5  Big Hands Al   owns the best early speed in this spot so dangerous.......jock could use a winner

 

race 3   average clarity

4  Merlin Z   best set of works for a laid up runner from the Kitchingman barn is quite some time and they are at Hol

6  Delta Fix   owns solid early speed....all cranked up in the am and ready to roll with a strong work tab at Hollywood

2  Lord Vronsky   most of career fits well in this spot and M Mitchell has been as solid as ever

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Sentry Duty   fell off some in last.....but has enough time off and returns to AW......that can be the catalyst for a rebound today

5  Warren's Patron   not the best trainer off of layoffs but the works sure are decent and he drops this colt from MSW racing to the bottom

12  Nutmeg Ned   up the track in June at Hollyood and then ran well (and better than appears in print)......up the track in last in late Sept....good works.......hmmmmm.....big form reversal might occur once again

3  Del Mar Johnny    major awakening in last with the blinkers off.........needs to repeat the effort which is not exactly the trainers strong point....still very dangerous

Possible Price Shot:    7  Zombyslayermrdarcy   owns pretty good speed in this spot....recent drills hint at a possible forward move

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

3  Miss Radiance   exits a fast MSW heat and earned a solid adjusted for trouble fig....excellent work tab since.....same or more likely today

1  Kindle   broke slow and then chased and pressed a solid pace.....would have been top pick if it wasn't for drawing the 1 hole again where he broke a little tardy from

4  Perfect Feat   2 for 2 lifetime but it was last year......new conditioner for 2011 seems to have ready fresh....love the 113:2 drill followed up in 5 days by 112:4 ....sign of a fit and healthy mare

6  Blue Tambourine    sharp in last 3 races on 3 different surfaces one of which was the Hollywood synthetic....that good race was run turf to dirt.....today's scenario

 

race 6    slightly above average clarity

1  Lodi Red   multiple races that are better than appear on paper.....and a very positive rider switch.......reassuring recent solid work-out as well

2  Unusual Jazz   2 solid sprint grass races in 2 attempts......1st at a route but bred fine to handle it....we also once again get a positive rider switch

5  Moscato   very consistently solid grass efforts.....bad wide unimaginative ride by Stiener in last....he's up again......wish we had a jockey upgrade with this runner.....hope Steiner proves me wrong and gets out of the gate and saves some ground this time

6  Starspangled Heat   filly is on the correct end of the learning curve.....jock change is an obvious plus

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Position A   not the best of claims by Mitchell....but he does the intellegent thing in resting and re-working this fragile animal to drop and fire a good enough race to cut his losses

2  Hasty Trend   low % apprentice rider but he is quite good riding stalkers like this gelding....and it seemingly is a good spot to be close up early

3  Looking For Candy   trainer Bainum seems to have the trump card for this 4 year old.....owns good speed in this spot and Alicea does a nice job on speed types

5  Bench The Judge   down down down the claiming ladder where he will wake up nobody knows....maybe not even O'Neill

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Tres Borrachos    great job by Jones with this gelding since he took over the training duties....believe this 6 year old does his best running on the Hollywood main track surface

3  Tweebster   when Mr Bob Baffert makes an equipment change to blinkers off on an already consistent Stakes horse you best take note of it.....big potential today for big run

1  Kettle Corn   sure can make powerful 2nd turn moves in route races and gets weight off.....1 for 1 at Hollywood and it was at today's distance and post

4 Rescue Squad   invader is 1 for 14 on the grass and 2 for 2 on the synthetic.......what took you so long McGaughey

 

race 9    average clarity

1  My Sweet Candy   solid MSW debut (which was also on the grass at 6F) and a reassuring work since...went off at 11 to 1.....that hints she wasn't fully cranked up in that MSW debut run......more is possible this afternoon and that would make her awfully tough here

5  Love My Way   sharp races on the main track and continues to train like a happy youngster....average grass pedigree

4  June Clever   can't tell you much about the trainer but this 1st timer is training very sharply at a training center that I am very familar with......obviously training well at Hol as well.....bred fine for the sod

3  Vaadka   outstanding trainer with grass horses........kind of rare he starts their career on the grass but you would think that would be a good sign...we shall see

2  Rica's Ready    not ready in debut.....might have been a tune-up....mom has tossed 3 grass winners

6  She's A Minx    average MSW races including one on the sod.....needs more to graduate....maybe a re-freshening can get this filly over the maiden hump.....no pun intended

 

 

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