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Hollywood for Thursday 31 May 2012


Seems like an OK Thursday afternoon race card even though it is lacking as far as field size is concerned. Best of luck!


race 1    average clarity

6  Trucial State    lone lifetime win came with today's jock up (only ride on this colt for Smith) and the effort 2 races back was decent......toss out last as this runner was on able to make up any ground because of a distinct lack of pace up front

5  Late Night Sky   most turf credentials but not the top pick as the recent a.m. work isn't exactly encouraging

1  Take No Prisoners   rare claim by Van Berg......seems to have snatched an improving sort.......1st on the lawn but bred well for it


race 2    slightly above average clarity

4  Night Tide   SCRATCHED   colt doesn't have any trips to the winners circle in a year so connections drop to get great which tells me the trainer/owner want this runner totally fit and ready to win as the believe they will lose this runner at the claiming box

5  Yes It's Snowing   on the improve with every start.......laid up since Nov and can't be claimed today which tells me they will have this developing runner ready to roll fresh off of the bench.....he will be eligible to be claimed in next out unless of course he is laid up once more

6  Plenny Of Henny   probably didn't like the grass in last two least that is what the trainer/owner are probably hoping......will need very best.......proven on the AW


race 3    average clarity

2  Doyouseemecoming   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start at Sadler appears to have recognized that and should have this gelding primed for a top effort 2nd out after the layoff.....1st ever on the sod but bred to handle it

4  Malibu Knight   off slowly in 2 5F grass affairs in Florida in 2010 and still managed to fly late.......6F looks like the perfect fit.........been away over 2 years but M Jones appears to have him fit and ready with a solid work regiment

1  Gnarley Dude   solid race in last and probably would have won if Pedroza would have held onto his was not punished in the stretch so there is a better chance that he returns feeling as good or better today


race 4    average clarity

6  Irenes Jackpot    exits a fast heat with a wide trip.......small move forward 2nd out after the layoff with a cleaner trip and she should be tough.....trainer could use a win

3  Tribal Beauty   somewhat hidden run in last.....broke slowly and ran wide on a good day for inside runners.....same energy with a good trip and she is a fit

7  Mavisca    high % GG trainer bothers to ship and drop a couple of notches.....seemingly means business here

8  Memo To Kathy   seems best at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.....will need very best this afternoon


race 5    average clarity

4  Highly Rated   bad trip in MSW debut.......a 6F turf affair.......seemed like a tune-up.......very solid work tab since.......seems meant and ready for 1st route turf race......Gaines is historically strong in 2nd lifetime race and 2nd time on the grass

8  Sassy And Single    bad trip wide (outer 11 post is nasty at 1 mile on the sod) near the pace in latest........good sign Bejarano sticks with the horse for a 4th straight time

1  Miss Well Molded   55 to 1 in MSW debut has "needed race" written all of it........good recent 6F bullet drill......jockey upgrade.....and good turf pedigree......connections see what they have today

7  Passionville   good move forward in 2nd lifetime race....and best work to date since that improved race.......another move in the right direction seems likely


race 6    average clarity

2  Moonstruck Maya   trainer seems to be ever was turf to conventional dirt.....turf to synthetic will do today

5  Hout Bay   hard to pass up a nw2 25K race for an animal floundering in the alw ranks.....believe this filly takes a much needed overdo logical drop as opposed to a "claim me please" drop-a-roo

4  Huntington Harbour   needs very best.......positive jock change might bring it out of this four year old filly of Bill Spawr's


race 7    slightly below average clarity

6  Plaza De Indias    low percentage trainers usually aren't too hot at getting laid up runners to fire their best with that in mind this quality CHI Grade 1 winner might show more ability 2nd out after the layoff this afternoon

8  Celestial Kitten    very stout runner last summer........needs a rebound of sorts tab suggests we might see one

2  Miss Radiance    very solid a.m work on the turf bodes well for this filly to handle her 1st ever on the green stuff

3  Bwana Babe    lone lifetime grass race isn't very encouraging but this mare sure looks loose and lonely on the front end in this spot.....and that makes her dangerous


race 8    average clarity

6  Awesome Year   good preparatory work regiment followed up by a useful mc debut..... and now we get a significant rider upgrade.......all set to compete for the circle of joy

4  Zuboff   not the best of trips in mc debut last........sure like the step up in mdn claiming price.......seems like a good sign his mdn debut legged him up nicely and that he is feeling good

8  Warren's Dr. Boo     MSW gimme in debut......two nice works since.......full throttle this afternoon 1st time in claiming

1  I Feel Free   positive rider switch especially considering the weight off.......might need best and needs to avoid hanging in the stretch

5  Flying Jib   takes the ever dangerous (sometimes uncanny) drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming

7  Spensive's Image   improved 1st time blinkers in latest.....needs even more today or running for a slice of the pie only





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