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Hollywood for Sunday 1 July 2012

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Five days of racing this week starting on the 4th of July Wednesday. Only ten days of racing (counting today) at Hollywood Park. Then on to Southern California's most anticipated meeting. Thirty-seven days of racing in one of my favorite communities in the good old U S of A......the beautiful and laid back Del Mar 


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Mucho Macho Mark   1st timer is working as if he has MSW caliber ability but why not start for M75K as she sold for only 10K

5  Hello Frankie   block in stretch in latest (on a step up from M40K to M5oK) or would have won by a couple of lengths......impressive best of 62 4F drill since......smartly steps up in maiden claiming again

2  Axle   exits a fast heat in maiden claiming debut last.....blinkers off and the a.m. work point to equipment change improving this runner........also sure like the step up a notch from K Walsh who usually isn't afraid to drop

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Byrony   good win 1st ever in the USA.......2 lbs off........good recent work regiment........Bejarano sticks around...... and a race under her belt.....only needs a small step up.....seems ready for that step

8  Thisismystage   switch to Talamo who lately has been the "go to guy" for Dollase....solid efforts at 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 miles on the sod

6  Rosehill Dew   1 for 1 at 1 1/8 on the grass........1 for 12 at other grass distances......McAnally sure has woken up at this meeting

5  Lady Aspen   Hollendorfer has basically won 1/3 of his last 150 starters that run the 1st time he takes over a horse.....yikes.....and if this invader brings his "A game" he fits well in this spot

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Hadfunlastnight   Spawr and company were willing drop and grab a win off of the claim in this horse's last.......so I love the step up 2 notches.....last fits but we may even see better today.......Spawr is red hot too boot

5  Fist Pump   all 4 races run at GG since Rene Amescus claimed seemingly fit well at today's given level....last win came at today's 3 year old 20K level.......owners hoping for a joyful fist pump late in the stretch

6  Secret Spy    Miller usually likes to give a newbie in his barn a race but this one could have run in a protected race but instead drops into a 20K claimer.......one negative is that this horse scratched out of a protected race on June 2nd......hmmm........tough call

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Quick Wampummc   mc debut last was solid.......so it maybe a nice claim by Glatt......and we get a very positive rider change

4  Dance Thewayyouare    very strong races at today's distance of 6F......and Mr. Bejarano sticks around....sure seems likely to fire a another better than par effort today

2  Pumpkin Pie   hidden move forward in last in that this runner sat too far off a lackluster pace to put in his best close.......blinkers on to sit closer and not let that happen here

1  Naughtical   good history 2nd out after running a fresh efforts overseas.......so 2nd out in the U S of A seems like a good thing especially coming off a turf route to build up those legs and her endurance

 

race 5    slightly below average clarity

6  Magic School   if you take the stance that the layoff last was a gimme and toss the race out you are looking at a sprint grass record of 2 wins & 2 2nd's from 4 starts......yikes

9  Sizzling Gold    tailed off some in last.......needs a rebound and a fairly decent ride from her jockey out of a difficult 9 post....or an unlikely perfect trip out of the 9 post

2  Elusive Cookies   another who fell off in last and needs a rebound to her effort 2 back.....good sign Bejarano sticks around

8  My Hopeful Heart    done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts.........Hendricks has a weak record running off of layoffs greater than 3 months.....but the drills sure are good and difficult to ignore

Long-shot Possibility:   7  Heart Of My Life    1st time in the U S of A but fired every time in CHI and showed she can preform fresh winning her 1st out by 6+ lengths beating 13 horses.......Nettles (1 for 44 in 2012) hasn't done too much 1st out with a couple of other S American imports but those horses ran at a route.......it is much easier for a trainer to great a horse ready to win in a sprint off a long layoff than a route.......danger city at a nice price

 

race 6    slightly below average clarity

6  Dry Summer   just bought in April so Mullins knew what he was getting for $120K.......works say ready for this 1st timer

12  Den's Legacy    Baffert 1st timer is training up to snuff.....not the easiest of posts but these early 5 1/2 baby races (as opposed to the 4 1/2 and 5 furlong baby races) sort themselves out and with Bejarano up I imagine the trip will still be fairly decent

8  Papa G. T.   done little wrong in 2 lifetime races.......blinkers on in an attempt to get just a little more from this colt

11  Cinco De Mario   showed enough life in MSW debut last to be dangerous in his 2nd lifetime start

Long-shot Possibility:   4  Dead Easy   not much of a trainer with 1st timers but the drills are up to snuff and mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starts and 2 of them scored at 2

 

race 7    above average clarity

4  Obviously   on the improve on the turf with every USA start....and just worked an eye popping 57:4.....and Mitchell runners are firing on all cylinders the last couple of weeks

7  Comma To The Top   scratched out of a much tougher spot yesterday to run here probably because it looks like a good speed spot.....looks loose and might hold off our top choice who won't be sitting too far behind him

2  John Johny Jak   turned into a very nice turf individual last Fall.....training as if he is meant and ready for his return to the race wars

1  Rauschenberg   4 for 5 at Hollywood on the grass in the win column.......Gomez sure fits this late grass cutter well.....will definitely need more pace than their appears to be on paper

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Night Tide   both lifetime races at Hol are solid........vet scratch May 31st in a 40K.....now is in a 62.5K......seems like a positive.....Baffert is decent 1st time in claiming with a given horse

1  Plenty Of Henny   claimed by a hot trainer in Spawr.......very consistent sort especially sprinting on the main track........(7 4 3 0).........yikes

6  Wolfgang    last looks like a nice tightener off of an extended layoff.......might fit here in his 2nd out in the good old U S of A

 

race 9    average clarity

2  Besame Suances   wide trip in last hides a good layoff effort.....and this horse seems better 2nd out after a layoff........good post.......good rider......good price?

4  D J Dave   both lifetime races are good but a couple lengths short of par......but Mitchell is much hotter now than he was when this gelding had his other 2 starts........good recent drill too

5  Asking For Trouble   work tab sure suggests this 1ster is ready at 1st asking........only mount of the day for P Val and he should not have much of a weight issue with this runner (which he has been battling ) being assigned 124lbs

12  Jaco Red   would be the top pick if it wasn't for drawing a very nasty post out of the turf chute........at least he has the top gun aboard

3  Cat Meeting   1st time with Mullins in a grass race......danger city

10  Joe Doggs   not much in the past but sure is working like a much improved sort off of the extended layoff from the track

Long-shot Possibilities:    11  Warren's Closer   horse has fired best 2nd out after the layoff......2nd out after the layoff today and his last wasn't too bad....very live if he can get the trip from a difficult post

 

 

 

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