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Hollywood for Thursday 28 June 2012


Fairly decent card to start the week off at Hollywood Park. But like Sunday it might be a bit chalky if my top choice wins it fair share because Bejarano is aboard our top choice 5 times and aboard our 2nd choice once. He has never looked better in S California and gets an abundance of support at the windows because of his riding dominance.

race 1    average clarity

4  Personal Sunset   major move forward in latest somewhat hidden by a horrendous trip........most recent drills are improved.......bred fine to get a route of ground......trainer is hot

3  Flashy Dame   on the right end of the learning curve.......retains Bejarano who knows this filly well........continues to train in the a.m. like a happy healthy horse....has good speed here.....should be on or near the lead from the get go

1  Los Ojitos   exits a fast MSW heat in last where being beaten by 9L really wasn't that bad of an effort.......retains Gomez for 1st ever at a route......bred fine to handle going long


race 2    slightly above average clarity

6  Above Par    decent layoff race in last which was this gelding's 1st ever race in the Eurton barn......very sharp bullet drill since especially considering the level of racing.....seems highly likely to move forward 2nd out after a 10 month layoff

8  Hidden Quest   consistent competitive sort had a subtle move forward in latest.....and......the cut back of 1/2 furlong this afternoon sure looks like a good thing

2  Swiss Game   2 consecutive 7 1/2 furlong races should put some endurance into this colt and make him dangerous cutting back 2 furlongs in distance

3  Run'n On Residuals   Kathy Walsh 1st timer is training up to snuff to possibly be ready to roll in his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing


race 3    average clarity

3  Yankee Dan   responds to ample time between starts and Mullins shows patience and gives it to this gelding.......1st on the sod but extremely well bred to handle it......deservedly doubles claiming price after winning by double digits in last

4  Skip Tony   done little wrong in 3 lifetime grass starts all at GG........handled a nasty paced duel in last and still pulled away to win by over a length.....good reassuring work-outs since

7  Deal' Em    consistent mid pack runner seemingly gets plenty of front running types to ensure a decent pace and aid her chances we he makes his move on the 2nd turn or the stretch

1  Rude Bobby   dropped to break maiden in his it is fairly interesting that Jones puts this horse up in claiming (versus winners of course) when you might guess he'd run him no higher than 16K nw2.......and since his last he has a solid 6 work series as well.....hmmmm....might be feeling awfully well


race 4    slightly above average clarity

4  Pearl Daddy   obviously has good early speed running 2nd in a 2F affair in his lone lifetime start which was at sharply for his new trainer Cerin who has had a stellar Hollywood meeting.......should be prominent from the get go with a good chance to be in the hunt for the winners circle

7  Primed And Ready   Miller connections just purchased this horse in May so they basically knew what they were looks good.......believe he is primed and ready to roll

1  Eddie Better   last looks like a tune-up in a non claiming event.....blinkers off and the recent drills sure suggest it is a positive.......seems like we will see more this much more is the question

10  Valley Spirit   showed some life in last 1st time blinkers and 1st time Lasix.......needs even more today......and will need to use his early speed to clear and get on over as much as possible to save some ground


race 5    slightly below average clarity

5  Sarangani   on the improve with every start and continues to work like a happy healthy horse.....good chance to get a ground saving trip on or near a reasonable pace.........1st on the lawn but bred nicely to handle new turf sire in Cyclotron

7  Royal Meridan    another runner who is trying the sod for the 1st time who owns a solid pedigree to handle it and a route of ground......competitive in all 4 lifetime starts with few reasons not to believe that he won't be again

4  Confucius Junior   seems best at today's 1 mile turf distance........still might need very best today and/or a perfect trip to find the winners circle

6  Tizpat   horse seemingly fits at today's level but take note that Fanning is 1 for his last 45 on the turf........yikes........but even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then


race 6    average clarity

6  Classic Legacy   very impressive all 3 lifetime route races running on AW ever in last........good drills since.....same track......same distance........and basically the same time interval between starts......and of course the same great trainer in Bob Baffert

8  Rail Trip    Jay Em Ess Stable must have same serious regrets sending this nice runner to Richard Dutrow (in hot water Dutrow) who never got a thing out of this gelding.....back with Ellis who will be out to prove something about his horsemanship here.....last was a sprint prep.......full go today

1  John Scott   seems poised for a solid route race today with the same sprint/sprint route pattern that led to a big effort in the Grade 1 Norfolk back in 2009

4  Worth Repeating   seemingly will need to show his very best in this spot to compete for the top prize.......might get it off of the high price claim by Mitchell who is waking up the last few weeks and does awfully well with expensive claims


race 7    average clarity

2  Seventh Avenue    impressive 2nd turn move in last especially considering it was made into a lack of pace up front.......extremely impressive couple of works since......sure seems to be sitting on a big effort

3  My Best Brother   dueled in swift pace and still won fairly easily in latest to break his maiden in a turf sprint at Hollywood......sure looks loose on the lead here in his 1st ever going a route of ground.....very dangerous wire to wire shot

9  A Toast To You   improving sort goes back to Gomez who won on him in solid time 2 races back at Hollywood.....great opportunity to chase our 2nd pick and attempt to put the heat on him by the 2nd turn or stretch

1  Doyouseemecoming    solid 1st ever on the grass in latest sprinting at 6F......1st long is a small ? mark for this Pa bred........but he also is very dangerous if he gets the mile on the turf


race 8    average clarity

7  Executiveprivilege   Baffert trained 1ster.......59hg two works has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters and they all won at brain-er top pick

6  Awesome Annie   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races....and last is better than it looks.....dueled on a suspect inside in a fast quarter mile....impressive to hold on for 2nd in a 100K Stakes race

3  Purple Prose   trainer Cho always seems to have one or two stout 2 year olds every year and this filly is training awfully well....relatively sure this filly can run some

1  Renee's Queen   trainer has been hot the last few weeks and this 1st timer is training well enough to possibly be ready to compete at a high level in her MSW debut

5  Travesura   Mullins works for this 1st timer aren't bad.......not impossible to fire here.....Mullins almost always is a difficult trainer to read/decipher his work regiment with 1st timers

4  It's Aine    nothing special so far but has had little support at the windows so Harrington might be running this filly into shape somewhat.....more today if that is true.....still doubt a winner here


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