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Hollywood for Saturday 17 December 2011


High level of quality today the last Saturday of the Hollywood Fall meeting. Sure is nice to see.

Rather wild looking day with only 2 races rated average clarity.



race 1    slightly below average clarity

2  Looking For Candy    trainer has only sent out this gelding this meeting.....and all 3 starts fit well here with his last being his best effort

4  Clue Me In   Canani is very dangerous 1st out after a claim when he shows strong drills with his new runner....that's the case here

3  Bradium   drop downs off of a prolonged layoffs are dangerous especially with a hot trainer....and O'Neill is hot this week


race 2    slightly above average clarity

9  All Squared Away   nice races at Hol last say that all systems are go for this Miller charge who is working as if she maybe even better then her Spring form

8  Juan's Twin   big bad trip move forward in last....and now we get a positive rider change to Berrios....just need the same as last with a smoother trip......better would only be icing on the cake

5  Hava Cigar   no shot in last shuffled back to last in one of the slowest paced route races at Hollywood in a long time....and just claimed by the aforementioned hot O'Neill

1  Royal Alexander   new trainer takes over (Miller) and takes that ever significant drop from MSW to maiden claiming


race 3    average clarity

5  Imperialistic Diva   very big race 2 back with a very very low % turf jock....fell off some in last....rebound to 2 races back with Rosario aboard would be tough to beat

4  Born Lucky   consistent sort gets one of my favorite riders in the world to ride in Dominquez

6  Farley Star   impressive stretch run for this Mitchell charge in latest......rightfully steps up a notch after such a nice closing win

3  Bonita Star   owns 2 wins and 2nd (in a very key race) in 3 races since Mitchel took over....what's new


race 4    slightly above average clarity

9  Speedway Monkey   2 of her 3 lifetime races are very solid and somewhat hidden with poor reassuring drill since last

8  Vicki Victoria   very solid history with the blinkers on.....cut back of 1/2 furlong sure looks good for this filly......should be in the hunt from the get go

2  Puff Pastry   decent debut last and should compete for the win with a move in the right direction....good sign that Rosario sticks around for a trainer that doesn't win too many in S Cal

4  Raggin Wood   same as above of course without Rosario and a different low % conditioner


race 5    average clarity

6  Dress Code   very consistent router on turf or dirt used to hang badly but not trainer rider recent reassuring drill

8  Miles Heir   cut back in distance and a jock upgrade might do wonders for this 2nd time after the layoff new Mulhall runner

7  Victorian Prince   extremely consistent runner might like to run a little better at further distances but still is very dangerous here

10  Porfido    difficult outer 10 post but this 9 year old  usually fires  with 3 to 5 weeks between races....that is today's scenario

Possible Longshot:   5  Moscato    seems worth consideration at 15 to 1 or higher


race 6    slightly above average clarity

6  Hope And Believe   caught 3 wide near a solid pace and still won off of the long layoff.....repeat of last with a better trip makes him the one to overcome

3  Genius   30% trainer and a 30% rider and a very nice horse who continues to train like he is a happy healthy individual

1  Wall Dance   impressive wake up in last 1st time with the blinkers added......razor sharp drill since.....forward move is likely in 2nd run in S Cal

7  Mckenzies Way   kind of hard seeing winning this but Mitchell is winning at a clip above 40%..... so......still a little dangerous


race 7    slightly below average clarity

2  Visible Man   5K purchase and  Baffert  still sees fit to run this colt in a MSW affair....sure trains like he is a high priced buy

9  Our Lucky Son   seemingly the best set of drills for a Carl O'Callahan 1st timer since he has arrived on the scene...sure seems like he has a nice one

4  Bipartisan   solid set of works for this Puype 1ster....sure sems due to send out a nice one

11  Consulado   exactly the same as above


race 8    average clarity

2  Admission   dueled in a heated pace and still drew off to break maiden....yikes.......and is ratable if need be and that is a good thing with this race loaded speed

5  Dave In Dixie   useful layoff last and a bullet drill since......deep closer seemingly gets plenty of pace up front to flatter his late kick

6  Killer Bear   another late runner who likely will get the aforementioned lively races seem to be at Hollywood and this is the last chance to compete on it's AW surface in quite some time

3  Coluda   improving sort is only proven on the front end.....will need very best or rate for the 1st time to have a shot recent drills hint he might be up to the task


race 9    slightly below average clarity

9  Liason   love his progression ability wise......very sharp work tab and retains Bejarano.....good mid pack style....rather sure fires lifetime best with a decent trip

6  Sky Kingdom   exits a very fast heat of MSW runners.......also very sharp in the a.m......Gomez can sit in a nice mid pack to stalking position we a good break out of the gate

1  Handsome Mike   exits a Grade 3 grass race where he dueled in brutal fractions and still almost owner and trainer....must have paid plenty for this proven runner....good post and rider and he conditioner is having a hot week

11  Majestic City   done little wrong in all five lifetime races on the AW......blinkers off seems perplexing but sure is training great and gets the best jock east of the Mississippi to ride

Possible Longshot:  2  Brother Francis   earned a very solid 7F fig in last that fits at this level....1st ever long but bred somewhat better to go long then sprint.....good post


race 10    slightly above average clarity

5  Subtle Creek    works say ready fresh....ran her eyeballs out (horrid trip) in mc debut over a year ago at Hollywood.....trainer is quite good fresh off of the bench with horses

6  To The Top   Mitchell 1st timer is traininf as if all systems are go for her debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

12  Creston Cutie   another with a powerful adjusted for trouble fig in maiden claiming debut.....2nd out wasn't bad....but what we want is a rebound to the energy she displayed in her lifetime debut 2 back

11  Torre Italiana   obvious 2 consecutive grass tune-ups......ran solidly turf to AW at Hollywood last Spring.....5 1/2 looks like a good fit

8  Golden Nip   nowheresville in 2 starts in 2011....maybe new trainer can wake her up

10  Johanns Kee   was making a solid turn move when bore out badly and eased in the stretch....2 improved works since

Note:   13  Rags to Ben   very dangerous ability if draws into the field...... training better than ever for his new trainer





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