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Hollywood for Saturday 10 November 2012


Can't remember the last time only one race on a nine race card was rated "average clarity".  Four are rated "slightly below" and four are rated "slightly above".

Best of luck as always


race 1    slightly below average clarity

4  Roman Charity   after being the epitome of a hanger in her first 32 lifetime races this mare sure understands winning now......3 wins in last 5 races....claimed by Carava and it appears he likes what he see as he steps his new runner up a couple of notches

6  Include The Baby   Emd invader sure has teamed up with Mario Gutierrez successfully........speed type sure fits for $25K if she can handle her 1st ever on the synthetic

1  Ghost N Your Heart    seems at her best fresh off of the bench.....and that is the case this afternoon


race 2    slightly above average clarity

6  M Two Forty   strong drills prior to a somewhat disappointing MSW debut......powerful works once again.....deserves another shot

1  Tribe   big MSW debut 3 back.....pulled up to avoid spill in 2nd lifetime so turf race in last.....need his effort 3 back and I don't see any reason that we won't get it

3  Magnum Force   turf tune-up in MSW debut last.....very strong works since for the likes of Marty Jones who doesn't push his horses too hard in the a.m.......rather sure this runner is meant and ready today

5  In A Wine Country   decent debut 2 back on conventional dirt......clunker in last on the sod.....1st race ever on the AW.....decent pedigree for it


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Fury Kapcori   improving by leaps and bounds with every start.....impressive work tab hints the trend is going to continue

4  Carving   proven around two turns and that is 1/2 the battle........very impressive debut win in his only race on the synthetic so far....might be sitting on best ever if he handles the AW at Hol as well as he handled it at Dmr

1  Glenco Kid   Troy Taylor invader has two route wins under his belt including one on the AP AW.....nice recent drill at SA suggests he is well meant and ready for his 1st race in sunny Cal

5  Simon Eyes   dangerous Ward invader sure woke up at Kee in his latest his 1st ever run on the AW........1st at a route but bred just fine for it


race 4    average clarity

3  Madeoftherightstuf   somewhat alarming drop but both recent wins came on drop downs and Miller is not afraid to lose a horse

5  Trumpet Player Jay   hates conventional dirt.....should feel real good today with the synthetic under his shoes.......should be in it from start to finish

12  Imperial Pride   very sharp  four races since Hess claimed.....likes the distance and handles the Hollywood AW

4  Fire In The Wind    toss out his last 2 on conventional dirt and toss out his run on the turf.......back to the AW where he fits just fine if he brings his "A game"


race 5   slightly below  average clarity

1  Porfido   old timer gets a nice post......he is 2 for 6 at 1 mile on the grass and 5 for 38 at other distances on the turf.......daaaa

10  Euroglide   drops in need of a confidence boost in what I believe is his lowest claiming level ever.......would easily have been my top pick if it wasn't for a difficult post at 8F on the sod at Hol

5  Donato   lead type only appeared to try and rate in latest and it didn't work.....back to full throttle early today but at what cost?

2  Slammer Time   a notch below fig wise but has a good post and a hot rider......good trips can overcome quite a lot (figure wise) in these $25K claiming grass route races


race 6    slightly above average clarity

9  Besame Suances   logical drop down here......6 year old is still a maiden and has only earned $20K to last sure looks like the tune-up in a non-claiming event to drop and go go go today.....Vienna has won his last 6 of 14 MSW to mc

7  Lethal Intent   late runner ran quite well turf to AW last summer.....same scenario here.....should finish up well when many in the group will not

2  Me Likey Mikey   decent looking tightly spaced interval training for this Puype 1st timer.......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 4 starters....might be all set to roll at 1st asking

15  Midnight Raven    just gelded and the blinkers off and 1st time Bejarano.....might lead to a major league wake up here

Long-shot possibilities:   16  Prized by Buck   dangerous looking work tab (hitting the track to work in incredibly tight intervals) for a small outfit that has 3 wins in 11 starts in 2012


race 7    slightly below average clarity

1  Smokey Lonesome   best work in quite some time for this smooth running gelding especially since Ellis became his trainer......very likely to sit close up with a ground saving turn 1 and Joe Talamo at the controls......sounds good doesn't it?

2  Starspangled Heat   two straight strong races down the hill at Santa Ainta ......sprint-sprint-route scenario is usually a good thing......... (3 1 0 1) at today's distance on the sod

4  Causeithertz   like our top pick this runner has a good opportunity to find the wood on the 1st turn and that is often half the battle in two turn turf affairs......2 wins and 2 2nd's in last four mounts with today's rider David Flores aboard

6  Liberty Cap   solid effort/fig on the dirt at SA in last......just snatched at the claiming box by Mulhall who wins her fair share 1st out after a claim......decent turf history in Florida

Long-shot possibilities:   8  Alphie's Bet   off for over 2 years but if he is ready as his works hint that he is he fits versus these........trainer is very good off of long prolonged layoffs........faced much better most of 2010


race 8    slightly below average clarity

5  Close To The Edge   sharp win 1st out after the claim by V. sharply since.......good history at 7 furlongs and handles the Hollywood synthetic just fine....rather sure sitting on another good effort

3  Shaun Washington   trainer is off to a good start at the Hol Fall meeting.......route horse cuts back to a sprint and faces softer company than he has in his last 2 races.......fits well if he adjusts to 1 turn racing

4  Golden Itiz   10 June 11 this 5 year old ran well off of a 10 month layoff and the strength of the effort is somewhat 12 months this time around and training fairly well......fits fine if ready


race 9    slightly above average clarity

4  Real Heat   wide trip on a inside day disguised how much this Eric Kruljac colt moved forward in his latest........1st on the lawn but bred extremely well to handle it

5  Royal Barrister   very solid work tab for this O'Neill 1st timer has meant and ready written all over it......last drill a bullet work of 1:00Hg is stellar especially considering how slow the track has been in the a.m. and so far in the p.m......OK grass pedigree

9  Aerial Artist   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  improved in last both in pace and final time.......positive rider switch to Gomez......colt can be in the race from the get go

11  Misdeed    tightly spaced work regiment is quite often a dangerous thing for Mandella 1st timers and that is how he has trained this well bred grass horse

1  Will True Up   another 1st timer working up to snuff to possible be all set to roll in his MSW debut

6  Anytime    very washy prior to his last and only ran about 4 or 5 lengths short of what it usually takes to win at this level......check him out in warm-up if you can....dangerous if he looks good




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