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Hollywood for Sunday 11 November 2011


It has been a very nice opening week at Hollywood. Let's hope it continues this afternoon with a card that I would rate just a little better than average.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Nice Meidel   Pederson is stout with horses returning off of 3 months or more......Talamo knows this horse well.......drops......and mid pack runner gets ample pace to set things up for a strong stretch run from this filly

3  Promiscuossuances   might be speed of the speed here and if she is.......... mind is on football as tonight is one the more exciting games the Bears have been involved with in some time

1  Ms. G. I. Jane   par or better in all three lifetime races at 6F on the sod at Hollywood........dangerous if she wakes up some today

5  Three Cuties   seems to set up for her late kick but she will need her very best to bring home the bacon here


race 2    average clarity

4  Bluegrass Reward   obvious health issues but my guess is this 4 year old has at least one good run left in him so his connections drop to the very bottom to bring in a few extra dollars before it is too late

2  Asset Play   wide trip in last hides a par like run 1st out after the claim by Belvoir.........two turn route fit.......that should bode well for getting the extended 1 turn distance that he faces today

8  Miles Heir   woke up in last.......handles the Hol AW fairly well........and Belvoir has another runner who should benefit from being route fit

6  Midnight Con   last is better than appears in general this O'Neill charge is rather consistent in one turn races.....would have rated higher if it wasn't for his hanging tendencies


race 3    average clarity

2  Star Rocker   3 solid races in 3 lifetime starts with few reasons not to believe a 4th can't occur this afternoon

1  Back To Bako   done little wrong in 2 lifetime races and retains Joe Talamo for a 3rd straight race.......Blake Heap has had a very nice 2012

3  Alydidit   back to the Hollywood synthetic where this youngster produced a strong effort that is disguised by bad trip......two nice preparatory drills.......rebound city today

4  Tiz A Minister   should be the most "endurance fit" he has ever been coming off a 1 mile grass race.....that should help him put in a solid late run at 6 1/2F today

Long-shot possibilities:   7  Judge Carr   not much in two lifetime starts but runner is a 1st time gelding and the ultimate equipment change seemingly has done wonders for him in his a.m work......should see much more from this Hendrick's runner today


race 4    average clarity

4  Toomanytomatoes   blocked badly on the 2nd turn and the stretch or could have won for fun in her 1st ever route turf race.....see ya Krigger hello Bejarano

6  Always A Chance   just keeps getting better......... and better.......and better.....and better you might want to bet her

1  Stormin Cee's   should get a nice chase position behind a suspect front runner and get a jump on the rest of the field for the run for the wire


race 5    average clarity

6  Baby Blake   one for one on the Hol synthetic......all 4 races with the blinkers on fit solidly for today's racing level.......they stay on for today.....and we get a rider upgrade

1  Rock Off    another who is 1 for 1 on the Hol recent work tab........only lifetime win came turf to AW.....that is the scenario for today

3  Chicsdigtheshark  solid race/win on conventional dirt in how about the AW?........AW races:  gimme 1st out.......might not have liked the blinkers on in 2nd out........2 possible excuses....1st on AW in good form and without the blinks.....hmmmm

8  In High Regards   lead type only and P Val........a good combination.........dangerous

Long-shot possibilities:   7  Eric The Ram    not so hot in last 2 races......but...... colt owns some efforts this year that fit fairly well......and has a new trainer...... and from the looks of the stout a.m. work his new conditioner has vastly improved this runner


race 6    average clarity

1  Secret Motive   seems to be running into shape somewhat.......1st long but bred to appreciate a route of ground.....and most importantly........a major jockey upgrade

8  Rolanda   bad news trip in MSW debut.....broke over a 1/2 dozen lengths slow and ran wide.....did quite well to only get beat by 8 1/4 for the win.....nice endurance building works since.....1st at a route and 1st on the sod......pedigree is solid for both

4  Having Abig Middle   solid hidden move forward in her 2nd lifetime start.......1st long and 1st turf......breeding seems good enough to handle both

5  Sharp Bella   nice effort 1st on the grass off of a 50 day break in latest.......back in short rest and retains Bejarano......highly likely to show more this afternoon


race 7    slightly below average clarity

3  Broadway Nika     turf tightener in last.....last race on the AW which was run in late July at Del Mar is strong and is somewhat hidden by a bad trip......trainer Josh Litt makes the most of his limited number of starters

2  Fist Pump   last was better than par when adjusted for trouble and it was run at 6 1/2F.......and 6F seems to be a better fit for this gelding......might be sitting on his best ever

7  Run'n on Residuals  on the right end of the learning curve.......connections smartly step this gelding up one claiming notch....good sign he still is feeling good

4  Idontrollonshabbos   sharp reassuring recent work-out........cut back of 1/2 furlong sure looks like a good thing.....too flat in races past 6F


race 8    slightly above average clarity

1  Scarlet Strike   Hollendorfer is off to a very good start to the Hollywood Fall meeting........the 1 horse just keeps improving with every start and her aggressive work regiment hints the trend continues today

6  Tilde   wide trip in last somewhat hides a very solid 1st ever at a route of ground for this youngster............seemingly feeling good as she just worked a solid 6F just five days ago

3  Rhodium   nothing special about her final time fig in her last......but.......she should have plenty in the tank for today because she was allowed to get loose in a slow pace in wiring the field on 4 October 12......will most likely try to wire the field once again


race 9    average clarity

6  No Misstress   new trainer who is good 1st time out under his tutelage.......much much better works......and drops from MSW to maiden claiming bottom......I'll take that

8  Valeria   laid up since June but cuts claiming price in half and is training as if Shirreffs is all business with this 5 year old mare who hasn't even earned $20K to date

4  Tiz Daisy   not sure how sharp this filly is but if Marty Jones has her ready for her "A game" she would then be as likely as anyone in the field to win this affair

3  Hello Stormy   not that much early gas in this race but she owns some.......blinkers off today probably to tone that speed back some and have a little pop left for the late stretch

14  Spacecoast    not impossible to win but a smaller piece of the pie more likely

16  Can'tbeattheheat   same as the 14 horse above




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