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Hollywood for Thursday 12 July 2012


Time goes by so fast especially for those of us who have defintely lived more than 1/2 of our life. It seems as if Hollywood just started, but as most of you know we only have one week of Hollywood to go. Then on to California's favorite meeting for the great majority of racing fans, Del Mar. Nationally I would say the top 3 USA race meets as far as fan popularity are in order of preference: Saratoga, Del Mar, Keeneland. 

race 1    average clarity

6  Titian    nice forward move in last a 7F affair on the AW.........has a win at a route on the grass so I imagine a route on the AW is OK

2  Red Dwarf   improving GG shipper looks loose on the front end in this spot and seems capable of rating kindly

5  Miles Heir   good chance to sit in a good chase position in reasonable pace behind our 2nd choice.....seems like a better runner with short rest.......19 days off qualifies as short rest


race 2    average clarity

3  Ruler Of The Tribe   subtle but solid 4F drill since a useful mc debut.......down one claiming level doesn't hurt either

6  Kevin's Kool Kat   so so drills but this 1ster faces a weak looking group and has stout connections in O'Neill/Bejarano

1  Ciao Valentine   useful MSW debut and takes the significant drop into maiden claiming


race 3    slightly above clarity

4  The Unusual One   sure stands out here if he musters any of his 4 2012 efforts.....should be in the hunt from the get go

5  Broken Glass   4 year old gelding just keeps getting better......... and better......... and better........ and he should be able to handle his 1st ever on the sod according to his pedigree

2  K J's Maddog   last race which was on the grass at today's same race condition was better than it looks.....he was blocked in the distance rear of the field ......which I imagine was missed by many.....trainer has had a great Hol meeting on the turf

6  Sidepocket Kid   bit surprised the connections aren't sticking to 1 turn races which woke this runner up.........but his grass pedigree is good and he has yet to run on you best give it a whirl sometime


race 4    average clarity

1  Three Buttons Down   late runner seemingly gets enough pace to flatter his late kick.....and many in this field get rather flat in late str

5  Et Tu Walker   beaten by 3 in m20K in last but his final time was faster than the other m20K run on the same O'Neill smartly steps him up a notch.....also shortening up by 1 full furlong looks like a good thing

7  Celtic Drama   62 to 1 in his MSW debut strongely suggests the race was nothing but a tune-up to drop and go 1st time in a maiden claimer........and switches to a hot rider in Alicea

3  Bold Agressor   1st starter seemingly is working well enough to possible be ready to rock and roll in his maiden debut.........Bejarano has won 6 of his last 14 mounts for Eurton


race 5    slightly above average clarity

7  Hasty Trend    significant wake-up switching to route racing on the AW in his last two races.........dcent turf logically it seems we might see best ever turf race today 1st ever long on the grass

3  Antidote   very impressive and consistent......but he sure has his troubles getting wins......hanger so far.....surprised that Sadler doesn't try the blinkers......not impossible but 2nd or 3rd seems more likely

5  The Whammer   improving by leaps and bounds since Barocio took over.......will need another forward move today......shot to wire if he does move forward again

4  Arraignment   deep closer got some pace to close into in last and responded with his lifetime best on the grass.........might not get a favorable pace scenario here but you never know especially on the grass


race 6    average clarity

1  Majestic Moment    two straight rotten trips in a row in his 1st two routes on the jock this afternoon........and a very strong 5F drill just 4 days ago......seemingly feeling awfully good

4  Stars And Moons   wide trip in last or might have battled for the win........blinkers on to help focus and sit closer early and that seems like a good thing in this affair lacking speed

5  Anabee   owns the best early gas in this affair..........good chance he can sit close or on the lead in a race that seems likely to yield resonable fractions.............solid 5F work on the morning of the 4th of July

7  Sedona Ridge   very bad trip in last and did well to grab 2nd.......that race was off a 15 month more likely today....barn sure thinks so as the go from mdn20K to MSW racing.......yikes


race 7    slightly below average clarity

1  Tasty Treat   hard to argue with 2 wins and 2 2nd's from 4 lifetime turf starts which were all sprints......finally draws an inside post.......and Talamo knows the horse well

6  Saanneen   80% of her lifetime races fit well seven weeks and has a sketchy work regiment........tough call on how ready she is for today but she sure fits well if she fact if I knew she was fully fit I would pick her on top

3  Ms. G. I. Jane   two of her best ever are her 2 grass sprints on the Hollywood grass course at today's 6F distance.....Gryder has won 4 of his last 8 mounts riding for Mathis

4  Anna You're Up   somewhat hidden.......won for fun despite a wide trip in 1st grass race which was run last March.......then after two AW races he sat too far off a pedestrian pace


race 8    slightly below average clarity

3  Miceli   decent debut on the grass and Kitchingham is better with 2nd furlong more should be a big plus with his long distance pedigree

8  Bugsy Losty   SCRATCHED

4  Shining Cooper   super turf pedigree for this Drysdale 1st timer who has been given a nice foundation with 2 6F works and one 7F work.......should finish up well

6  Mark's Cat   nasty trip in mdn50K debut........about 8 lengths of trip trouble and only got beat by 5............OK grass breeding......winless apprentice up (so 10 lb. alw) ........hang on young man you might just be on the right horse

5  Londinium     tough call on this 1ster

1  Dr. Spin   also tough call on this 1ster






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