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Hollywood for Friday 7 December 2012


It was so nice to get back to the grass and a main track yesterday without all the moisture in it that we saw last weekend. Average card once again today and as I stated yesterday that is fine by me.

Best of luck as always!

race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Imwiththeblonde   2 of 3 lifetime races are better than par for today's racing set of drills for a Sadler youngster in some trainer rider combo

4  Heir Jitty   disliked 7F in last two starts......only race at 6F was very impressive........cut back of 1 furlong appears to be a very good thing to yours truly

6  Spooky Lady   claimed by Sadler in her mc debut and it might be a very good investment because she won her debut and it was a very fast heat for a 50K filly maiden claimer that particular day......only needs a small move forward today to put her squarely in the hunt


race 2    average clarity  

1  Marv   has been competitive in all four races since the blinkers were added.......last time this 3 year old came back in short rest he moved forward nicely......short rest today and up 1 level......seemingly feeling good

5  Only The Gold   turf tightener in layoff last to drop and go go go go 1st time in a maiden claimer back today on the AW

6  Hold'em Hustler   might have the best early gas here and that is hidden to some extent.......and a good speed rider aboard in Maldonado.......might be a different much improved horse if he gets loose and lonely and brave on the front end

7  Bob Greco   69 to 1 at twice the claiming level strongly suggests the race was needed........trainer is not very good with 1st time starters and is decent with 2nd timers.........hmmmmmm


race 3    average clarity

5  Bluegrass Reward   dropped from alw racing to the bottom claiming level and crushed his class rise for today is somewhat troubling but if this guy has another race left in him he will repeat.......60/40 that he does

2  Rummysecret War   last was a strong layoff tune-up (at a route) to drop and be at full throttle today (in a sprint) at one notch lower on the claiming ladder

9  Nonsense   somewhat hidden wake up in last.....dueled in decent pace on a suspect inside and rightfully tired..........positive rider switch from a cold rider to a hot one

4  Colledimezzo   good history on the AW even though it didn't show in his latest........deserves another shot off of a decent improved recent 4F drill

Long-shot possibilities:   3 Looking for Candy   vastly improved seemingly out of nowhere in last at 59 to 1........7F is a good fit and it might not be for many in here


race 4    average clarity

3  Topic   earned a very strong adjusted for trouble number in last with a very wide trip from the 9 post.....better chance for a good trip today from the 3 hole....same horse and a better trip would be tough to beat

9  Having Abig Middle   nearly wired in last in good time beating our top choice.......might need a little more or a very easy lead today if the 3 horse gets a smooth journey

5  Catrageous   both route endeavors on the turf and AW on good......faces a good bunch so she might have to fire lifetime recent drills suggests she might

1  Wednesday   2 useful races on the main track and the AW race was better than the "dirt" race which often indicates a runner might like the turf.....she sure is bred to handle it.......also bred fine to handle a route of ground

Long-shot possibilities:   7  Katy's Star   bolted right about 10 at the start and ran somewhat wide on the turn in latest.....big run to only get beat by 3+ lengths......smartly steps out of maiden claiming.......1st turf and long but bred OK for both


race 5    average clarity

5  Smoken Legacy   all three lifetime AW efforts fit fine here.....drops to a more realistic level and gets Bejarano back aboard

2  Buds Pal    last sure looks like a grass leg me up gimme to drop and go 2nd out after the Canani claim.....and back to Maldonado who owns both lifetime wins on this 3 year old gelding

6  Fist Pump   on the improve since Spawr snatched at the claiming box four races back.......good history when runs back in less than one months time.......that is the case today

8  Wolfgang   extremely strong finish in last at GG.......ships in and steps up.......might be feeling oh so good


race 6    average clarity

5  Spring Bloom   filly is on the right end of the learning curve......continues to train like a happy healthy horse for John Shirreffs......good shot at her career best today

4  Lady's Plan   good chance to get an up close ground saving position......filly has been very consistent when she draws inside posts going a route.....4 post qualifies

6  Miss Well Molded   would have been top pick if this race was at a mile or less....but it is at 1 1/16 and this filly needs to get over her tendency to flatten out past 1 mile.......still dangerous

2  Ravens Wild   late running sprint runner can handle the grass but will still need to like route turf racing quite a bit to pull off the upset here.......trainer is stout 3rd out after layoffs and that is the scenario here


race 7    average clarity

5  Marinda   caught 3 solid fields in 3 lifetime starts and hit the board in all three........outstanding work tab for Hollendorfer who is stellar handling 2 year old fillies........decent shot to graduate today

2  Miner's Daughter   Baffert runner has had two bad trips in 2 lifetime jock today in good as anyone here if her new jock finds a more economical path from gate to wire

4  Princess Ash   might be the best early speed ever of 5 lifetime races was the time this filly was loose........very dangerous Baffert runner if left alone on the front end here

3  My Philly Girl   solid 2nd in a very fast heat of MSW runners way back in Feb..........working fairly well........not sure if she is ready fresh but she would be a player if she returns as ready as she was last Feb in her MSW debut


race 8    average clarity

NOTE:   12 Rintoo fits well here if draws into the field from the AE list

2  Mr. Make Believe   tends to run wide but is still very formidable.......2 post should help some to at least save some ground (rail or 2 path) on turn 1.......solid here if that does happen and he brings at least his B game

7  Paratito   didn't want any part of 1 1/8th on the grass in last.....race 2 back at 1 mile on the sod is better than par........1 mile today and a jockey upgrade to Gomez

5  Lite That Baby Up   on the right end of the learning curve......1st on the lawn but bred well to handle it......and Bejarano sticks around......dangerous

3  Ride Along   horse was on the improve until last when it appeared he didn't care for his 1st ever on conventional dirt......back on the grass which he has handled

4  Warren's Big Cat

6  Awesome Year



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