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Hollywood for Wednesday the 4th of July 2012


Happy 4th of July!

Fairly decent card to start the extended week of racing.


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  More Chocolate   par like effort in latest.......same distance.......same surface........and a jock upgrade.......obvious horse to beat

5  Ghost Of A Chance   less than 1 length behind our top choice at the wire in her latest........that race was with 8 weeks off......might show more back in shorter rest of 4 weeks

2  Special Charm   yet to show her good turf form she had as a 2 year old.......needs a rebound to it.....fits well versus our top 2 if she does rebound


race 2    average clarity

5  Pardon My Excess   appears to have the best early speed in this affair and has a good speed jock in Talamo.....wired in last and most likely will try to today as well

2  Cee's The Year   seldom run distance of 7 1/2 furlong looks like a good fit for this filly and it probably won't be for many in this field

7  Zee's Chris   solid win in latest off of a 10 month hiatus from the track........must feel good for Harrington to move this filly up quite a bit in class

3  Grasp   consistent sort has two obstacles I can see to overcome to get to the winners circle......she has a tendency to hang.....and she tends to flatten in extended one turn races.......doubt a winner here......piece of the pie only


race 3    average clarity

3  Little Emily   only race on firm turf was her last race and it is solid here if she can repeat it.......blinkers on to help her break from the gate........also like the 5 lbs. off

6  Warren's Assassin   seems at very best with 6 to 7 weeks between starts and gets it here.....continues to train well

5  Warren's Lover   improving sort and gets 7 lbs. off with the apprentice aboard who is doing OK with his grass mounts (3 for his last 23)


race 4    average clarity

4  Man Chester Man   last two races are better than par for today's level........good shot to get a nice mid pack position behind what I believe will be a lively pace......latest work is his best in quite some time

8  Maker   toss out last....doesn't care much for the turf......switch to Alicea who is riding awfully well this meeting

7  Capture The Call      lead type only needs the pace to be reasonable and I think he might not get it with the 2 and the 6 also going after the front end........but if he does get a reasonable pace he will be mighty difficult to catch 

3  Nonsense    last was OK........race 2 back would put him in the hunt in this affair


race 5    slightly above average clarity

2  Jimmy Creed   exits a fast heat of MSW runners where he set a fast pace in his debut into the world of racing....repeat of his debut and he will be awfully tough

4  Caminetto    Baffert charge makes his MSW debut off of stellar works .......finished work regiment with 4 consecutive gate drills.......that strongly suggests he is very well meant in his debut

5  In Deep   bombed in only lifetime start way back in Aug of 2011.....but.....sure works like a runner and didn't come cheap at $475K......and like the 4 horse is trained by Mr. Bob Baffert

1  Bright Thought   very solid drills for a Gutierrez 1ster.....also mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters


race 6    average clarity

2  Baron Von Red   good competitiveness with the blinkers on......only career grass race he did not have the blinkers on.....they are on today and his recent grass works are bullet drills......hmmmm

4  Valley Cat   closer gets what he wants.....plenty of speed types in the race and Bejarano on his back

7  He's Very Rare   last race was good but what we want was his effort/energy displayed 2 races back.......also he will need a very clever ride from P Val starting from the outer-most 7 post

5  Huntsville   big wake up in last.........will need to build on that improved race.......seems set up for his closing style

Longshot Possibilities:   3  Romeo Royale   eased in last but came back 9 days later and worked a bullet 5/8ths drill........drops.........hmmm


race 7    average clarity

5  Liason   powerful races in all 3 starts on the Hollywood synthetic......should get a nice mid pack position.......extra 1/16 of a mile and of course 2 lbs should be helpful

7  Called To Serve    vastly improved in his last 2 starts......and now gets in light at 114 lbs which Gomez should be able to make.....such a deal

1  Rousing Sermon   owns an impressive late stretch run........earned a very big fig the last time he ran on the Hollywood main track.....way wide in a 13 horse field and still almost won a Grade 1.....also 1 1/8 seems like a good thing

2  Blueskiesnrainbows   loves the lead and has a good shot to get it here especially with the blinkers back on......dangerous sort



race 8    slightly below average clarity

1  Economy Of Motion   2 decent races at this level in 2 lifetime starts......and now we get a major league jockey upgrade

7  Wellington Beauty   fairly good debut and Palma is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters

Pursuitofparadise    nice forward move in 2nd lifetime race.....blinkers on to get even more out of this 2 year old filly.....low % trainer unusually but not at this Hollywood meeting

2  Sugar Mountain   36 to 1 mc debut suggests the race was greatly needed and that more can be expected this afternoon

8  Amy's Cashin In   OK mc debut......and now with a jockey upgrade

6  Angel Be Quick   another with a jockey upgrade........and takes that ever dangerous drop out of MSW racing




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