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Hollywood for Sunday 9 December 2012


In an effort to gain a little more studying time I will only be giving comments on the 1st 3 selections with one exception and that being any long-shot picks. Not sure if I will stay with this format but I it will exist at least through the Hollywood meeting.

Yesterday was a good start to the new format.


Best of luck this afternoon as always!



race 1    average clarity

1  Arinyes Love   connections have been  rather overly ambitious with this she is back to where she seems to fit well and we get a rider upgrade......I think an upgrade as Quinonez is still looking for his 1st win at the meeting

3  Not To Nofty   hidden effort in latest......filly had a short lead stuck on a dull rail and rightfully tired......jock upgrade to 1st time Bejarano this afternoon

7  Rossi Reserve   another who has been running over his head and drops to a more realistic level

6  Pincelada


race 2    average clarity

9  French Curls   what we want here is this fillies debut effort two races back where she put in a solid effort showing an impressive late kick

1  Kevin's Cool Cat   new trainer takes over and drops this filly a couple of notches which she seemingly needed......back to Bejarano who has gotten the most out of this Eurton runner so far

5  Tiz Anna    plenty of foundation put in by this Cecil 1st timer......hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. for the last 8 weeks......seems meant and ready for mc debut

7  No Commitments


race 3    average clarity

2  Hey Yup   improving (effort/adjusted fig wise) in every start since trainer Loma took over and the improvement is rather hidden......drew the outer-most post in last two starts and veered out badly in both.......same effort today as he displayed in latest with a good trip and he has a shot to get to the winners circle

6  Run'n on Residuals   3 wins and 1 2nd in 4 races that this gelding got loose on the lead........seemingly only has the 2 and the 5 as early challengers

5  Beau Royale   done little wrong in 4 lifetime starts on the synthetic and two of those races were at Hollywood......low % trainer but he seems to have a good handle on what makes this 3 year old gelding tick

4  Muchos Besos


race 4    slightly above average clarity

3  Miss Lady Ellen    ran on a dull rail setting a decent pace and rightfully tired....toss it out........race 2 back her 1st ever on the sod is the best effort of her career and fits solidly here.........back on the green carpet today

1  Horsesanddivorces   strange ship to the Big Apple in latest.....back home versus Cal-breds our top pick her best ever was on the grass winning by 3 1/4 in early summer at today's 6F turf configuration

5  Distant Image   2 of last 4 grass affairs were par or better for today's level.......solid recent drills........seems best off pace as the two par or better races came from sitting off of the pace

7  Luxuriance


race 5    average clarity

1  Quick Wampum   2 for 2 when loose on the lead........0 for 4 without it.....full throttle here in a race without much early gas

9  Ghost N Your Heart   3 for 3 on the Hollywood synthetic........0 for 5 on other surfaces.......last chance (most likely) to run on the Hol AW till spring.....would have been top pick if there was more speed in the race as she is a late closing type

7  Appealing Resume   gaudy stats at the distance and on the AW.....maybe ice cold jock can score his 1st win at the meeting.....he is perfect 1 for 1 on the mare with the win coming at Del Mar

2  Brooklyn Rose


race 6    average clarity

3  Four Better   seems like a decent spot for late runners and this fillies best ever came 3 back when she ran from off of it.....repeat of the effort 3 back would be tough to overcome here

4  Tornado Alley   lead type only has a few others to shake free from but she has an outstanding gate and speed rider aboard

6  Love Tale   getting better one baby step at a time since arriving from overseas and landing in the Greenman barn.......good sign that the hot riding Gomez sticks with the horse especially for a relatively small outfit

2  Highly Rated


race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Key Vista   stellar works for a filly state-bred MSW 1st timer.......yes Bob has another meant and ready runner all set set graduation day

5  Marcyjane   two very solid better than par lifetime starts sprinting on the grass at SA......1st on the AW but bred just fine to take to it......Gomez sticks around and that is an obvious major plus

7  Top Kisser   solid set of tightly spaced drills with plenty of foundation put into this Hollendorfer hint that she might have some early speed as well

3  Yoo Many Rules


race 8    average clarity

1  Maybe Tuesday   last two grass races are better than par for today's level and the cut back of a furlong to 1 mile (2 for 2) sure looks like a very good thing.....should be fairly prominent from the get go

3  Lord's Minister   fresh speed is often dangerous speed and this layoff GG invader looks primed and ready off of a good work regiment.....most likely full throttle early as this Morey runner so far has been a lead type only

2  Euroglide   been burning up cash lately mostly because this 8 year old preforms well until crunch time when he shows a lack of punch.....but......the most recent drills hint he might be feeling younger and finish off today's race with a little more gusto

4  Deacon Speakin


race 9    slightly above average

3  Home Journey   2 impressive wins in 2 lifetime starts......and 2 recent solid drills strongly suggest that Puype has kept this nice Calbred filly on edge

1  Unusual Way   3 for 4 lifetime when running without blinkers......and 1 for 1 at the 7F distance........ the only runner in the field that has ever run at the somewhat specialty distance of 7F

2  Tribal Custom   stepped up a notch in last and won like a good thing by 6 1/2 lengths....steps up again......this time by quite a lot....... but she fits fine if she manages another move forward once again

7  Tilde


race 10   slightly below average

9  Eula B.    somewhat suspicious drop out of MSW racing all the way down to the mdn 20K level but she has a good chance to take this if she is still in relatively good health

11  Pastoria   off since Dec of last year when she ran a decent MSW effort on the our top pick this filly drops a suggest she is doing rather well for the ever dangerous Marty Jones.....we shall see

2  Ramona's Ride   last two efforts are not too bad.......but more importantly this filly goes from having a slumping rider on her back to a hot jock in Maldonado

1  Lady Comic

8  Monarcha Blanca

3  Spacecoast





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