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Hollywood for Saturday 1 December 2012



Note that the only day that I have as an off pace outside biased track this meeting was the 18th of November  which was the day after a rainy 17th of November. This has occurred as well in past meetings at Hollywood (since it changed to a synthetic surface) about 50% of the time. My selections lean slightly in favor of that occurring today.

Hope the racing stays on the turf because all 4 of them look good and will help on an otherwise difficult day. Take note that Sunday is a very good card especially if things stay dry.

As you can see we are short on comments as I basically had to study 14 races and have little time left to do the comments......or energy to be honest.

Good luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Winninrulz   laid up for 3 months but the blinkers are on for the 1st time and the works are stellar.......drops out of MSW racing.......1st time Bejarano.........sure seems set for best ever and best ever would be formidable here

2  Through My Eyes

3  Whilly Pink

6  One For Nothing


race 2    average clarity

3  Charm Catcher   best set of works for a McAnally 1st timer in quite some time.......and it seems significant that he gets Garrett Gomez to ride as he doesn't team up with the former eclipse winning jockey too often

2  Unseen Visitor

1  Gift Receipt

5  Black Witch


race 3    slightly above average clarity  (ON THE TURF)

2  Reneesgotzip   not too shabby to run a fast closing 3rd in your 1st grass race which just happened to be the Grade 1 B C Turf Sprint.....solid preparatory 5F turf drill.......feels good....solid rider/trainer combo......definitely the one to overcome

1  Bryrama

7  Nechez Dawn

6  Curvey Cat


race 3    slightly above average clarity  (OFF THE TURF )

2  Reneesgotzip   3 for 3 on the synthetic and one of those races was on the Hollywood AW.......won the 3 AW efforts all going away from the field by daylight......seemingly razor sharp....solid team of Miller/Gomez

7  Nechez Dawn

1  Byrama

5  Forbidden City


race 4    slightly above average clarity

1  Game On Dude    5 year old gelding picked a time to have a bad day in latest the B C Classic........totally the controlling speed here.........(3 2 1 0) on the Hol main track and 4 for 6 at the distance 

4  Nonios    way too wide in B C Classic......continues to work as though he is in peak form.......Pedroza finally found the winners circle yesterday.......might be the catalyst to shake out of his riding slump


race 5    average clarity   (ON THE TURF)

1  Scorpion Time   poor trip in last hides a run/effort that fits just fine here.......very sharp reassuring 5/8ths near bullet drill since.......should be able to get a nice ground saving trip on or near the front end

8  Mr. Make Believe

4  Slammer Time

2  Hyades


race 5    below average clarity   (OFF THE TURF)

5  Last Memories   blocked badly in latest or would have found the winners circle........good history in efforts with the blinkers off and back in short rest.....that is the case today

6  Gold Medallion

1  Scorpion Time

8  Mr. Make Believe


race 6    slightly below average clarity    (selection order is split by hairs)

6  Hidden Blessing   handles the Hol AW but more importantly his best distance is at today's 5 1/2 furlongs......should be in the hunt from the get go

3  Imperial Pride 

5  Afleet Deal

10  Dave's Pace Maker 

8  Dance With Gable


race 7    average clarity   (ON THE TURF)

1  Troy Story   par sprint effort 2 back.....then ran a very fast 6 furlong split in a turf route and rightfully got gassed.....back to a turf sprint and with a jockey upgrade to Bejarano

9  SiverDragon

6  Valley Of Kings

3  M Two Forty


race 7    slightly below average clarity   (OFF THE TURF)

6  Valley Of Kings   laid up...... 1st in the Hess barn colt...... is training exceptionally well for  at Golden Gate and ships down South seemingly fresh and ready to roll

3  M Two Forty

9  Silver Dragon

1  Troy Story


race 8    slightly below average clarity

2  Blueskiesnrainbows   2 for 2 on the Hollywood AW and only 2 weeks left at Hollywood till Spring so I believe Baffert means business in this alw race as opposed to it being a tune-up for a Stakes race

8  Tres Borrachos

3  Golden Itiz

1  Jaycito


race 9    slightly above average clarity   (ON THE TURF)

4  Purim's Dancer   deservedly steps up for the red hot Tom Proctor after 2 impressive grass sprint wins one at 5 1/2F and one at 6 1/2F......6F should fit just fine

9  Hidinginplainsight

5  River Kiss

2  Creditcardroulet


race 9    average clarity   (OFF THE TURF)

5  River Kiss   (5 0 0 1) record on conventional dirt......(8 2 1 3) record on the turf and AW........last time this filly ran on the Hollywood synthetic she won by 9 lengths and with a very low % rider aboard....somewhat hidden and very dangerous

9  Hidinginplainsight

4  Purim's Dancer

7  Latin Lashes


race 10    slightly below average clarity

13  Mind The Master   solid effort/fig (albeit on the turf) 2 races back.......then produced some very strong internal fractions in last and rightfully tired..........only cost $10K so drop from MSW to Mdn20K makes does positive rider switch to Talamo

10  Rockin Cherokee  

8  Visigodo

14  Midnight Raven

5  On Holy Ground

3  Coranto





Posted on December 1, 2012 at 10:47 am by richs · Permalink
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