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Hollywood for Friday 9 November 2012


Seems like a slightly better than average card for today.

Best of luck as always


race 1    slightly below average clarity

1  Joe Carl   seemingly receives enough pace up front in this spot to flatter his late kick home......6 year old has won 8 of 23 at the distance

5  Streets of Heaven   gelding is on the improve......race 2 back is awfully strong......trainer does well with his limited number of starts per year

2  Rooster City   Salder obviously made a claim he regrets here....claimed him for $62.5K almost one year ago and shows up in a $20K claimer.......claim me please........ or........ placed to win and cut some of the losses on the purchase.....tough call


race 2     slightly above average clarity

2  War Academy   superior work tab for this Baffert runner who finished up his work regiment with 4 consecutive gate drills........that tells me Baffert is all business with this pricey colt in his MSW debut.....rather sure this is a good one and has been pointed for the Hollywood surface

5  Russdiculous   decent MSW debut......retains Gomez for 2nd lifetime start........fits today if he builds on the experience of a race under his belt

4  Denzel   not too much showing in 3 lifetime races but seems like the best of the rest......and after all he is a Baffert MSW  trainee


race 3    slightly below average clarity

3  Around The Twig   after running 3 efforts that seemingly fit well here her latest looks like a public workout (1st out after the claim) in a safe non-claiming event to drop and go go go today.......blinkers on and a nice bullet 3F work.....trainer is quite stout 2nd out after claims

1  Tip Your Hat   very impressive layoff run 2 races back......ran 2nd despite a horrendous trip.......switch to 1st time Bejarano.......a ton here if she duplicates her energy/effort she displayed 2 back and gets a smoother trip

7  Quick Wampum   filly should welcome returning to Hollywood where she ran her two best efforts to date.....small step up in claiming hints she is feeling good

2  Comical Kitty   didn't care much for a route race in last......races 2 back and 4 back fit she should be on the right end of the bad race good race pendulum


race 4    average clarity

1  Stoneside   2 wins and one 2nd in last three where he ran 2nd out after a 6-8 week layoff......that is today's scenario.....also won quite easily the last time he ran for $25K........Pedroza knows this horse inside out

8  Gnarley Dude   major league wake-up in latest on the drop down........trainer smartly hikes his claiming price back up for today.....last 2 grass races are par like efforts for today's 25K level

6  Drift King   consistent in all 4 2012 grass efforts........all four efforts are about what it takes to compete for the win at the 25K claiming level....and 6F on the sod seems like the perfect fit for this Mitchell runner 

3  Max Cooper   improving sort steps up once again....likely to find the wood on or near the lead in this spot and that is 1/2 the battle.......good sign Bejarano sticks with the Hollendorfer runner


race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Doinghardtimeagain    Hollendorfer runner had a good MSW debut 2 back and then a surprising 2nd in a 250K State-bred Stakes route race......should be very formidable back in a MSW affair today....trainer won 2 races on opening day

1  Embossing     extremely impressive work tab for this Hollendorfer 1st timer especially for a 2 year old filly Cal-bred......rather sure this is a good one either now or in the future

2  Hot and Pleasing   rotten trip in latest in a grass race at GG....should be nice and legged up coming off of the grass....very fit to come hard late at 6 1/2 on the AW

3  Rockin Cowgirl    training awfully well in Colorado and Arizona in preparation for her MSW debut.........and Vann Belvoir is quite good with maiden 1sters


race 6    average clarity

7  Love That Action   late runner handled both the SA hill turf course and the 5F turf at Dmr quite well.......that would suggest he will adjust just fine to the 6F grass course at Hollywood........plenty of early gas in this race can set things up nicely for this late running filly especially with Joe Talamo on her back who is stout in grass sprints

8  Grumpy Small Mouth  par or better in last 3 races for today's 50K level.......Gomez sticks with this consistent Peter Miller runner for the 7th straight race.......seems likely to find himself in a nice mid pack position behind copious speed types

4  Gal Has to Like It   clunker in latest.......might not have appreciated the SA hill turf course......race 2 back is solid........impressive bullet drill since his disappointing last endeavor.......decent shot at a rebound today

2  Champions Gate   1 for 1 at 6F on the sod at Hollywood......hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since last seen in early September.......nice bullet 5/8ths drill to finish off his morning preparation


race 7    average clarity

8  Home Journey   won her MSW debut and that might have surprised her connections some as she went off at 26 to 1.......if that is true it seems logical that more can be expected in her 2nd lifetime start and more will be tough versus today's competition

9  Awe Golly Molly   proven on the Bhp AW.......wide trip on an inside condition hides a good route effort in latest which was at SA.......seems better suited for a sprint and maybe also for AW surfaces

7  Tribal Gal   might be the speed of the speed in this racing affair........race 2 back with Pedroza up is solid.......he's back up once more this afternoon......wire to wire shot with a dangerous and often underrated jock in the saddle

1  Akiss Forarose   (tie as 4th pick) been racing over her head for too long a period.....finally placed where she can be more competitive and gets 1st time Bejarano

3  Sacred Delight   (tie as 4th pick) disliked the conventional dirt and/or route racing in last......back to the AW where this filly has done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts


race 8    average clarity

1  Candy Trophy   fired best ever in last both when it comes to pace and final time since late August but the tightly spaced prolonged work regiment strongly suggests she is meant and ready off of the 2 1/2 month layoff.....good post......good trip likely.....regular rider up

3  Love Tale   placed over her head in her latest in her 1st ever in the good old U S of A........race was a public work out for today's full throttle go..........significant rider change to 1st time Bejarano........1 1/16 on the grass seems like a good fit

5  Spiced Latte   trainer has had his best year in quite some time.......filly runs well fresh and she is fresh today.....has yet to miss the board in 6 grass races up can she do the same at the big circuit.....Joe Talamo and his agent think as

6  Mia Isabel   been awhile since this filly ran a grass race that would make her tough here.....but.....she just ran a par like effort on the conventional will she do the same on the grass.....we shall see

8  Lady's Plan

10  Twitch



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