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Hollywood for Thursday 8 November 2012


Opening Day at Hollywood Park

Decent card to hopefully jump start the new meeting at Hollywood Park.


race 1    average clarity

5  Cupid's Bling   filly has won 2 of 3 sprints since O'Neill claimed..........won her last despite a very wide trip.....well placed to win 

2  Natalie's Academy   seems at her best at Bhp and she should welcome a return to it's AW surface........4 for 4 on the board at today's 6F distance on the main track

4  Attack The Jack   1 so so drill since a disappointing layoff run one month ago.....not very encouraging for an alarming drop down........but.......owns the best early speed in the race so that makes her a dangerous wire to wire candidate if she is healthy enough


race 2    average clarity

1  Vee   only 2 lifetime races on the AW (which were at Dmr).....1st race on the AW was very strong......2nd race on the AW Vee was compromised by a slow pace up front and she still ran awfully well.....likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

2  Living Our Dream   likes the Hollywood surface (5 2 2 1).....toss out last as there was moisture in the track and she failed to handle the off track at SA........back to Bejarano who won for fun on this mare the last time he rode her 10 races ago

5  Musical Grace   better runner on "real" dirt but this 5 year old looks loose on the lead and is a ratable seems dangerous despite not running on her favorite surface


race 3    slightly above average clarity

5  Oligarch   Crc invader sure was impressive winning in his 1st race in sunny S Cal at 24 to 1 in latest.....lone speed that day and once again looks loose on the bullet drill hints he is even sharper than his last.....ultra tough here if he is

2  Akkadian   off for 2 1/2 months but training for Canani as if he is fully tightened up to compete at a high level this afternoon.....good trip should be in the cards as he is likely to sit in a ground saving chase or mid pack position

1  Kettle Corn   Sadler charge has been competing well versus better but his late running style might hurt his chances in this affair seemingly set for those close up early......still he is dangerous factor late


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  She's  a Go Girl   improved recent works and the works are at Hollywood.......owns decent early foot in an affair lacking speed.....and we get a rider upgrade especially on an early speed type

7  Spooky Lady   good looking prolonged work regiment for this Julio Canani 1st timer.....showing hints of some early speed in her works and that seemingly would be a good thing in this affair

5  Diamond Flush   25 to 1 in maiden debut hints that Hess didn't have this maiden claimer fully cranked up for is debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing.......looking for better today in her 2nd lifetime start

6  Kevin's Cool Kat   not much on conventional dirt in latest.......1st two lifetime races (which were on the AW) fit fairly well and both are somewhat hidden because of bad trips 

Long-shot possibilities:   4  Janes Ship   nowheresville in last her 2nd lifetime start......but showed plenty of life in debut in a horrendous trip.........10 lengths of trip trouble and she only lost by 13......good sign she had a relatively clean trip in her clunker last......we need that clean trip combined with the energy she displayed in her debut.......that might equal a upset run at one very big price 


race 5    average clarity

6  Collating Lady   Cerin has had a great year with his recent claims and he usually does really well when he claims turf Cerin has snatched a consistent sort and runs her back for the same 25K he claimed her for.....race 3 back which was at today's distance is very solid when taking into account today's competition

3  Include Me Out   small drop in claiming price and retains Joe Talamo coming off of the best meeting of his young life......that should make this Aimee Dollase runner a major factor in this two turn grass affair

9  Elegant   drop and failed in last and claimed.......Hollendorfer might have made a bad claim or maybe this mare just had a bad day in her last......we shall see

5  Last Sting   connections take a logical drop with this gal out of alw racing in hopes of waking her up.......last time this mare ran at Bhp on the turf she ran an adjusted for trouble effort that was about 2 lengths better than par for today's filly 25K level


race 6    average clarity

9  The Whole Deal   toss out her last 2.....most likely disliked route racing and/or conventional dirt.........back to sprinting where all 3 of his lifetime starts fit very well at today's lower level

5  Salah Champ   light work tab prior to a so so maiden debut........strong work tab since.....expecting much more for this Mitchell runner in his 2nd lifetime endeavor

4  Doubledeesonthetee   maiden debut 2 back run on the synthetic is rather decent.....last on the conventional dirt is poor.....back on the AW today albeit a different AW surface

13  Tentimesthetrouble   jockey upgrade today and drops out of a mediocre effort in a MSW race for 2nd lifetime run.......need to see more today and we might get it as Puype is quite dangerous dropping ino maiden claiming from MSW


race 7   slightly below average clarity

9  Master Chef   love when a horse rates successfully for the 1st time as this gelding did......claimed by Hollendorfer and he just got this gelding to work 2 impressive bullet works in a row on the Bhp main conditioner smarty steps this runner up double the claiming level

7  My Slew   2 for 2 since the blinkers were put on........smartly steps up in class for the 3rd straight time........ handled the Hollywood AW just fine in his only race on it....all systems go 

5  Classic Bobby   good history running at 6 furlongs on the AW or the turf........6f today.....last win came turf to AW and that is today's scenario

6  Candy's Sunrise   capable of rating which is a good thing here.......but will definitely need a move forward a couple of lengths or more


race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Luxuriance   39% winners from his last 31 first timers for Kory Owens......yikes.......strong work tab hints this Owens runner can boost that lofty percentage to over 40%.....pedigree for the turf is quite good

6  Peppy Bolly   best ever was her last and it was on her 1st ever on the sod.....been away since that race run 11 months ago but is working as if Gary Mandella has her all set to compete at a high level fresh off of the bench

9  Copperopolis   trainer Marty Jones is very stout with 1st timers making their lifetime debut on the turf.......and mom has tossed a couple of nice grass runners from 4 tab hints that this filly has a touch of early gas

3  Tanquerrey   41 to 1 in MSW debut strongly suggests that Puype didn't have this filly all that wound up & tight for her debut.......good chance we see much more today and much more would make her a very dangerous competitor here

1  Classic Journey  

2  Truly Blessed



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