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Hollywood for Thursday 14 June 2012


First 3 races sure were difficult to decipher. Things sure were easier to sort out after those difficult races.

race 1    slightly below average clarity

3  No Rachmones   so so drills prior to MSW debut......very strong works since.....hmmm.......paid $70K for a LA bred in March....that is quite a bit of cash for Cajun baby

1  Papa G. T.   4 wide trip in a 7 horse field in MSW debut as the favorite....better post today...solid here with the same effort and a clean trip this time

2  Confederate Reacon   decent final time number and decent pace in last......about a 50/50 chance to get loose on the lead......ironically another LA (Confederate bred) bred runner


race 2    slightly below average clarity

7  Brady Blue Eyes   steady performer of late has caught 3 consecutive nasty paced racing affairs in a row.......same effort today will put this gelding in the hunt from the get go and make him very tough

5  A Pint For Mary   Belvoir is starting to heat things up.......consistent GG runner seemingly only needs a small boost and his new conditioner (much higher win % than his previous trainer) might provide it

4  Hidden Blessing   last sure looks like the tightener to be fit and ready 2nd out after the layoff........ back to the bottom claiming level where where he was claimed 2 races back

1  Afleet Deal   trainer is off to a dull start at the Hollywood meeting.......she could use a win.....thus the sizable drop in claiming price makes some sense


race 3    slightly below average clarity

2  Running Isabella   dull race in last.....needs a rebound to her effort 2 back.....improved recent drill....decent shot we see the desired bounce back

6  Always A Chance   just keeps getting better and better and better.....and the 6 1/2 furlong distance looks like a very good fit

7  Toomanytomatoes   nice debut win for this Pederson filly who seemed to jump start his meeting at Hol after a slow start.......only needs a small forward move here to be as likely as anyone to win this non-claiming affair

3  Heartless Honey   beat little in last and earned a fig that is somewhat short here.....but.....she did win by 6 lengths and 2nd place did came back to win.....still I believe she needs a forward move today


race 4    slightly above average clarity

4  Giant Steps   improving sort just fired his lifetime best 1st time under the tutelage of William Morey.....and Morey his a gaudy record 2nd out after the claim

2  Chop House George   seven year old owns good early speed in this spot and has an excellent speed rider in Alicea aboard.....wire to wire shot here

5  Arabian Storm   Tup invader has been on a roll at the Arizona track and his trainer is stellar with shippers........1st on the AW but bred OK to handle it

7  Imperial Pride   claim back by Hess of a declining gets enough time between starts to possibly recovery and bounce back running at his lowest claiming level ever


race 5    average clarity

4  Mrs. Rosa   filly hasn't earned her keep so the connections drop to cut into the red ink....she sure fits here number wise and it looks as if she can get a nice stalking position behind a lead horse (no. 1) that has been faint of heart so far

3  Lift Our Heart   recent 2 of 40 4F drill combined with the step up in claiming hint this proven on the sod filly is feeling awfully good.......and.....Mullins has had a great 2012 with his turf runners

2  Distant Glow   no support at the windows in layoff last hints the effort was a gimme which occurred in a non-claiming race.......lookout if she rebounds to her 2 efforts run in 2011 one of which (her race at Hol) is hidden by a bad trip.....very dangerous sort for a trainer that could use a win or two

9  Brazilian Charm   horrendous trip in comeback race.......jock upgrade today and a sharp recent drill........only grass race run (albeit in 2010) at 1 mile fits here.....seems like a tall task to win this but not impossible



race 6    slightly above average clarity

8  Bike Path   trains great but has yet to show much in 2 lifetime starts......that qualifies as a "morning glory".....and often a "morning glory" turns out to be the type that needs the front this filly who has decent early foot should have a very good shot to get loose at a route and might never look back

2  Tiz Victorious   on the improve and now we get a positive jock switch to Gomez....very dangerous especially if I am all wet about our top pick

9  Roheryn Strider   both lifetime route races fit fine here......will need a clever ride by Pedroza from the 9 hole....does own useful tactical speed

11  Jay's Firetruck   horse fits OK but his ability on the AW is somewhat of a question mark....and he sure has a nasty post to overcome especially for a cheap maiden claimer

Possible Long-shot:   4  J Perfect   works are much improved out of nowhere....quick bullet 3F drill just 4 days ago suggests the trainer wants this horse on the front end or at least close up....his chances are enhanced if our top pick bombs out.....lets hope they don't duel  


race 7    average clarity

1  Porfido   trainer has been in a funk.....but on the other hand he has done wonders with this ageless runner......why not drop to 40K...he is 10 after-all

2  Clearance Clarence  hot grass trainer and this gelding  just keeps getting better....... and better....... and better .....and....

11  Danderek    awfully good at less than 1 1/2 miles.......but yet to score in 4 races at 1 1/2 or greater....will need very best today......maybe his new trainer can get it out of him

12  Lumberyard Jack   horse's efforts of late sure fit but........distant outer-most post is quite the challenge though......Krigger has been stellar for O'Neill so far winning his last 3 of 6 mounts and the other 3 in the money......needs a great ride here


race 8    average clarity

4  Scherer Magic   Iowa bred is working like a nice Ky bred........rather sure this gelding is ready to roll for Dollase who is more than capable with mdn claiming 1st timers

6  State Capital   1st timer seemingly is wound up and ready hitting the track every 6 or 7 days for the past 5 weeks

10  A Thousand Aces   last sure looks like the gimme to drop out of MSW to maiden claiming and be at full throttle in 2nd lifetime start

3  Duke Street King   finished off work regiment with 3 straight 5F drills (impressive for a 2 year mdn claimer in June) .......that says to me that Deleon is shooting 1st time out of the box with this runner

5  Hawkeye Declan

1  Bugsy Losty



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