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Hollywood for Thursday 5 July 2012


Short fields today but an intriguing card. Despite the numerous short fields our top choice is the morning line favorite in only 2 of the 8 races on the Thursday card. Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Attack The Jack   dropped a level and ran a significantly stronger race so now smartly steps up a couple of levels......loves the lead.....has lead 3 of 4 times from the 1 post.......1 post today

3  No Tricks For Jack   wired in last at GG in a pace-less turf affair.....should feel really good coming off such an effort void of any stress.....4 drills since.....all systems go for his new trainer

2  Secret Genius    tougher here but quite a few Knapp runners are firing solid improved efforts of late....not impossible


race 2    average clarity

5  Taking Form   trainer is awfully good when she shows solid am work and this 1ster sure has many strong drills......rather sure this filly is well meant and ready

1  Revered   only race on the Hollywood main track is quite good..........and drops out of MSW racing.......would have been top pick if Ellis wasn't only 1 of his last 18 with such a maneuver

4  Jaded Mystery   not the best of trainers with 1st time starters but the drills are good and spaced 6 days apart since late May......sure appears ready to yours truly


race 3    average clarity

4  Rock This Way   decent shot for a clear lead and here is his record when clear: (5 2 2 1)

3  Temerity    caught wide with pace giving him little chance......better post and 2nd out after the layoff.......likely to show much better results today

5  Jim's Decision   major league wake-up with the blinkers taken off in last........with Rosario in the Big Apple Bejarano grabs the mount.......obviously a positive sign


race 4    slightly below average clarity

4  Soi Phet   last poor........2 back OK.......3 back crushes here.......lookout if the ice cold G Stute can get the gelding to rebound to the effort 3 back

1  Warren's Kong   likes the distance especially on the AW......but needs to overcome a strong tendency to hang in the stretch

3  Quillotano   ditto the comments given about our 2nd pick


race 5    average clarity

4  Miss Peanut   needed last......gets a solid rider upgrade........2 very nice telltale drills for this lowest of levels.....should be a decent price

10  Roman Charity   does her best running on the Hollywood synthetic and this is most likely her last race on it till drop to the lowest level yet makes sense to me

11  Hey I'm Soba   believe trainer wants the front end at all costs so blinkers on and he keeps a speed jock up....wire to wire shot

2  Elizabeth A   ships over from GG off a race that is better than appears in print.....race 3 back would be tough here


race 6    slightly above average clarity

6  Smart And Single   great works for a 1ster even by Bob Baffert standards.......might be fun to watch this new female youngster

7  Golden Production   solid MSW debut and Ellis is usually much more dangerous with 2nd timer starters

4  Princess Ash   showed solid early foot in both lifetime races which were run last Fall........MSW debut was quite strong so running fresh off of the bench should be a good thing for this Baffert 3 year old filly

9  Miss Malibu   mom's only starter was a Stakes are decent........Drysdale doesn't send too many 1sters wound up enough to score but every once in


race 7    average clarity

1  Lilly's Perfect   catches a very soft field here where her modest races at F25K fit well versus her competition here....and Gomez is up and he gets to start on a good post

4  Really Elegant   speed horse likes the Hollywood AW and she looks like he might be loose here and with the meets top gun on his back.......danger city

5  Magic Mama   won at 35 to 1 in a 7 horse field despite a long layoff........believe the win surprised her connections they move this filly way up after what might have been a rare winning tune-up


race 8    average clarity

3  Hammer The Bay   earned a very strong adjusted for trouble and pace fig in last......previous was even better......same horse and he will only need a so so trip to be formidable here

2  St. Sincere   horrid trips in both lifetime races on the Hol surface......a ton if the horse settles down some.......blinkers on to help him along

7  Rock Off   grass race 2 back is quite strong............Canani is tremendous when he drops 1st time into maiden claiming...........but this fellow still needs to prove himself on the AW

4  Symphonic Cat    blew an easy paced lead in layoff last.......but the drills since are very strong and Headley steps this gelding up off a dull race.......trainer may have discovered the trump card for this runner since that race

5  You're Joking

6  In High Regards




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