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Hollywood for Sunday 29 April 2012


I guess Bejarano likes being a brand new U. S. Citizen......5 wins yesterday and not exactly on heavy favorites. He has some good mounts today as well.

Decent card to finish the first week of racing at the new Betfair Hollywood Park. Be back with you on Thursday.


race 1    average clarity

4  Lovmeister    good trainer in these early 2 year old MSW races.....not a bad drill showing in all five work-outs.......that consistency is a good signal he will fire today

3  Run To Ground   cheap purchase but training like he can run.....trains like he has good early speed

5  Playful Council   love the bullet 3F drill in early April.....and the fact that his last work was further than the 4 1/2 furlongs he has to run today

6  Valley Spirit   have to like the fact this colt has a racing experience under his belt albeit a straight away 2F affair......Stute is good running a horse with short rest and this one just ran 10 days ago


race 2    slightly below average clarity

1  Speedway Monkey   best horse in his last race........broke slowly and ran a little wide and sat too far off a pedestrian pace up front to put in a big close.......and since then worked extremely drill in quite some time

4  Long Legged lovely   runs better with shorter rest and that is way she gets today.....and a rider upgrade

5  Donner Wasser   in good form at Tup and now shows up in the Mitchell barn......and likes the 1 mile distance on the sod......danger city

6  Unusual Hottie   good trip in last including the soft pace she chased....will need a little more today to snatch the top prize.....might be feeling good though as Sadler had her entered in a Stakes race this weekend and opted for this race


race 3    average clarity

7  J J's Jaguar   big debut....snatched at the claiming box by like he stole a good one from Mullins

6  Grumpy Small Mouth   lone win can last July on the Hollwood synthetic and the effort was rather solid....laid up 9 months but trains as if she is coming back ready to roll fresh for Miller

1  Run For Miles   another Miller runner who is on the improve with every start and I see few reasons not to believe the trend can't continue

2  New Hire    done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts....will need a forward move.....bit concerned about only 2 listed drills showing since her last on 29 March


race 4    average clarity

2  Classic Legacy   big races on the synthetic at WO at 2........gimme in last on the dirt at SA in a sprint.......eye popping drills since.......first time running on the synthetic for Baffert......seems poised for lifetime best

3  Tweebster   another Baffert charge working lights loooves  Hollywood (5 2 2 1)

6  Anthony's Cross   very solid 3 year old last year......tune-up in a sprint under her belt.....back to Rosario who won a Grade 2 on her last year.........should see solid run today


race 5    slightly above average clarity

9  Sequoia Warrior   talk about improving a horse......Baffert is amazing.....made Dale Romans look bad......1st time on the Hollywood synthetic but sure trains well on it....and gets Bejarano who is off to a red hot start at the new meeting

3  Corinthian's Song   not the best of trip in MSW debut and still managed 2nd......and drills are improved since....more or better seems likely

1  One World   very strong work tab for Shirreffs who seldom pushes his 1ster's too hard in the a.m......rather sure this one is meant and ready

2  Fleet Eagle   easily best ever was turf to Hol AW....same scenario this afternoon


race 6    average clarity

2  Missdealornodeal   ultra consistent on the AW & the turf........flat at 6 1/2 really like the cut back of 1/2 furlong here......finishes well at 6...less vulnerable in the late stages as she nearly was in her last down the hill

3  Talktoomuch   1st time Bejarano is usually a good thing...and 1st off the claim for Mulhall is a strong suit for her.....last is par like......race 2 back is very strong

4  Miss Reditore   fired best ever in layoff last and this filly is " 3 for 3 " moving forward 2nd out after a layoff....good preparatory drills too

5  Nice Meidel   like our top pick 1/2 furlong less sprinting on the grass has a good chance at enhancing her chances...also back to Talamo who has a good history with this filly


race 7    slightly below average clarity

8  Hasty Trend   blocked bad in last....toss it out......good work since last and drops back to 12.5K where he scored 2 races back.....should have plenty of horse left coming off of a badly blocked race

9  Imperial Pride   first time Mitchell and he drops.....when have we seen this before?

5  Star Nicholas   consistent and best of the late runners.....Rosario sticks around

1  Dancing At Dark    trainer sure could use a winner in S Cal.....drops to jump start the the California meeting

Possible Long-shot:    7  Coo Cachoo    many valid excuses in his running lines......owns very dangerous early speed


race 8    average clarity

3  Neried   has fired in all 6 lifetime starts 3 of which were totally fresh like today.......good chance to save ground sitting in about 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and ponce on turn 2 or the stretch

7  Up In Time   mile turf races seem perfect for this quality filly who has the ability to be in a similar position as our top pick.......Joe T will need to get his fanny over to at least the 2 path on turn 1......he has a good chance to pull that off especially with the way he has been riding lately

1  Briecat Cat   plenty to prove peak form wise but her trainer is hot and she can sit on or close to what looks like a slow paced affair

8  Go Forth North   constantly outruns her odds......hoping for more pace than this affair might offer


race 9    average clarity

2  Running Isabella........trainer upgrade for this laid up suggest Ellis has him all set to roll and if he logically can improve the horse he catches a soft looking bunch to beat

8  My Mariska    useful debut flashing speed and tiring late.....big bullet drill since.....P Val up for his only mount of the day....should be in the hunt from the get go and might not tire today

5  Nifty Dream   last wasn't too hot but her effort 2 back was solid and is hidden somewhat by a poor trip-a-roo

7  Lily's Tizzy   seems to be running into shape.....can show even more this afternoon

6  Secret Genius

3  Predictable









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