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Hollywood for Saturday 7 July 2012


Decent looking Saturday Hollywood Gold Cup race card.

Good luck as always.


race 1    slightly below average clarity

6  Muny   Mitchell wisely gives this declining horse enough time off to make a possible rebound.....and a rebound should handle these

5  Diamong Geezah   laid up horse drops significantly in claiming price.....doubt this is a tune-up or West would have placed this colt higher

3  Classic Bobby   improving sort gets 4 lbs off and retains the services of Alicea who is riding the best he ever has since arriving on the S Cal scene


race 2    slightly above average clarity

1  Night Badger   broke a little tardy and still set a solid pace in 2nd lifetime start......earned a solid adjusted for trouble and pace (Santucci) negative may be the 1 post as that is the post he had in his last where he didn't break that well

7  M Two Forty   Headley 1ster is training as if all systems are go for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing.....sure like the new sire Cyclotron so far

4  Troy Story   back to Bejarano who got the most out of this runner 3 efforts he will need to get even more out of him to win this

2  He Makes It Rain    Gaines 1st timer seems to be working well enough to possible be ready in his MSW debut and gets Gomez to ride


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Gun Boat   bombed out 1st time blinkers and 1st time long in last......back to a sprint and blinkers off......both lifetime races at 6 furlongs and less would handle these

5  High Test   only true late runner in this compact field of five.......should get a nice relaxed trip alone in the rear and come motoring late

4  Swiss Tart   laid up runner ran awfully big the last time he ran fresh off of the bench......he will need to in this spot.......retains the red hot Alicea in the irons


race 4    slightly above average clarity

6  No Silent   easily best and most credentials in this grass race and now this G Mandella runner gets a significant jock upgrade.......yikes

4  We Have Lift Off   good name for a 1st timer who sure appears meant and ready for his MSW debut......good grass pedigree

5  Exultant   showed life in his MSW debut last Oct. as a 2 year old running down the SA hill turf since but training as if he is ready to roll fresh off of the bench

7  Warrior's Ridge   2nd time out might do the trick


race 5    average clarity

8  Magic Castle   flashed good speed in mc debut last.......adds blinkers.....retains good speed rider in Talamo......not many speed challengers in the race........and Ellis is much much better with 2nd time starters

4  Stormin Arvin   33 to 1 in mc debut strongly suggests the race was needed.........solid little 4F workout since.......believe we get to see what this 3 year old is made of today

6  My Main Man   blinkers on and a recent decent 6F drill hints the equipment change helps.....cut back in distance 1 1/2 furlongs appears to be a big plus

7  Dutch Courage    probably needed last.....last race running off of short rest fits versus these.....short rest today


race 6    average clarity

4  Van Brit   consistent grass cutter must be feeling really good for Cerin to put this gal back in an alw race.....2 recent (best in quite some time) works sure say she is......not my favorite turf jock but he sure rides this one well

7  Jinny Jump Up   needs only a slow move forward to produce what it usually takes to win at this level....and a positive rider change might be the impetus to get there

6  Donner Wasser   has won 3 of her last 4 turf races since being taken off of the pace......and as sharp as Mitchell is I believe he knows that now and will relay it to Talamo

3  Elana Mar  improving one small step at a time.....needs the trend to continue here and probably a clean trip


race  7    slightly below average clarity

6  Aragorn   decent layoff effort in last somewhat hidden by not the best of trips.......only other sprint on the AW is quite good winning by 8 lengths........combine a logical move forward 2nd out after the layoff with a good trip and you likely have a winner here

7  Cragmont   good move forward in last and the drills since suggest another move in the right direction can occur this afternoon

5  Georgia's Friend   flashed better speed back on Lasix in last.......might show speed and endurance 2nd time Lasix and at a price....decent long-shot conditioner

11  Run For Miles   just claimed by Spawr off of a dull pair of races but Spawr is 8 for 19 at the meet and with 4 2nd' hot trainer might awaken


race 8    average clarity

4  All Star Heart   very strong late kick all with Blanc aboard........five year old mare just keeps getting better and better and better and..........

5  Quiet Oasis   another smartly moving in the right direction form wise.......can lead or chase which is almost always a big plus

7  Mega Dream   impressive turf sprint win in latest beating a very solid runner in Mizdirection........only turf route was at Saratoga and this filly had a bad trip....toss it out....has won at a route on the main track

2  Up In Time    fits if she brings her "A game"........switch to top gun at the meeting.....filly might be feeling up to the challenge today


race 9    above average clarity

6  Game On Dude    superstar might be favorite in the Breeders Cup.....lone speed here......seemingly has to toss a major clunker to lose here

2  Richard's Kid   very nice late runner but compromised by a race not exactly set for his late running style

3  Kettle Corn    same as above.........and not yet proven past 1 1 /8 miles

4  Spud Spivens    4 for 9 on the Hol AW.....0 for 14 elsewhere.......never sharper and gets quite a bit of weight off....likely to sit (in good position) 2nd, 3rd, or 4th....... some shot to hit the board at a price


race 10    average clarity

2  Awesome Mike   likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff........decent chance to be loose on the lead here with a good speed rider aboard

7  Bitethebilitsuper    very bad trip in layoff last hides a strong effort at 47 to 1......and today we get a jockey upgrade

1  I'm A Hummer   switch to Alicea who has been getting on live mounts lately hints we might see much more from this gelding today........race 2 back run in 2011 fits

3  Lea Von   dangerous 1st timer from a solid trainer/jockey team

5  Classical Hy

4  Solana Soleil







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