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Hollywood for Friday 14 December 2012


We only have two more days of racing at Hollywood to go after today but those two days have 21 races combined. I love Hollywood when it plays even to slightly inside (and the grass races stay on the turf) so I sure hope we don't get too much precipitation this weekend which could mess things up.


Best of luck as always!



race 1    slightly below average clarity

1  A Toast To You   very consistent sort and seemingly never sharper........impressive history when T C Baze has been aboard as he is today

6  Causeithertz   seems at his best on the Hollywood turf and his latest a.m. work suggests he might move forward and bring his "A game" this afternoon

4  Surrey Star   best ever was 3rd out after a layoff 3 races back........3rd out after a 53 break today.......seems poised for a strong effort


race 2    slightly below average clarity

6  Congregationalist   seemingly owns the best early speed here and speed was good yesterday.......Cerin is good historically 1st time in maiden claiming........slumping Pedroza might finally snatch win no. 3500 (quite the accomplishment) and get the monkey off his back

5  Stars And Moons   on the right end of the learning recent reassuring drill......jock knows the gelding well.....Ellis runner should be motoring late

1  Doubledown On Ten   always seems like a good time to drop out of MSW racing to maiden claiming off of long layoffs as it increases the risk for anyone interesting of putting in a claim........tightly spaced work regiment sure has meant and ready written all over it


race 3    average clarity

5  Southern Heart   22 to 1 in MSW debut (on the sod) strongly suggests the race was needed and the race was rather good especially if it was a tune-up......blinkers on and a solid (2 of 71) near bullet 5/8ths drill just 5 days ago says the equipment change is a good thing.....likely to be in the mix from the get go

2  Valdirone   solid MSW debut in last pressing a par like pace caught 3 wide and still only beat by less than a length after opening up a 2 1/2 length lead........bred well to handle the grass.....cut back of 1/2F looks like a good thing

8  Insideondoutside   Puype runner is a 1st time gelding here.......Puype is red hot of late and he had a 1st time gelding crush the field yesterday........laid up 2 weeks short of a year but proven on the grass and working as if he is meant and ready to roll fresh

4  Prime Number


race 4    slightly above average clarity

6  Pine Walk   destroyed his competition 1st time blinkers in last in a maiden claimer at Crc........shows up in sunny S Cal. in the Baffert barn....that is very scary to say the least especially sporting some solid drills

4  Tribal Custom   solid forward move in 2nd lifetime start......repeat of that race fits very well here........another move in the right direction would be icing on the cake

1  Richiesgirlgotsoul   never been headed in 3 lifetime starts in the 1st couple points of call and now Sadler adds the blinkers on the filly.......wire to wire shot.......speed was good Thursday


race 5    average clarity

4  Gnarly Dude   very very sharp right now.......gelding appreciates 4 or more weeks between starts and Mulhall shows patience and gives it to him......won last in solid time at today's 6F distance and it was with the same 15 ft out turf rail position

6  No Silent   ultra consistent runner should be formidable once again........does have a touch of seconditis ( six 2nd's in 8 lifetime starts) or would have been top pick

3  Love That Action   late runner runs at his best at today's 6F distance.......needs lifetime best or have our top 2 picks falter a little to take this.......step up out of claiming hints he might run his top effort ever

5  Zip Cat


race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Dawn's Charm   strong pace in last.....strong works trainer of late......and a good speed rider in Maldonado who I believe now is on top in the rider standings at Hollywood.......that'll do

2  Sweet Sense   powerful MSW debut as our top pick at 13-1 four weeks ago.......Puype runners are firing on all cylinders......should have a big shot here in 2nd lifetime endeavor

5  Rhinestone Diva     33 to 1 in MSW debut for a Sadler 1ster screams turn-up......solid work regiment since and switch to the red hot Garrett Gomez

3  Mezzanotte


race 7    average clarity

5  In The Stars   yet to miss the board in 8 lifetime starts on the sod and has run especially well at today's 1 mile distance.......Mandella means business here putting in a solid 7F drill just one week ago and a 6F work 9 days before that.......ready

2  Minds Eyes   on the improve with every start......appreciates ample time between starts and gets it.........1st at a route but bred just fine to handle the two turns

Kune Kune   another competitor running a route of ground for the first time ever......but bred fine for it.......bit short on figs but easily owns the best early gas here and has an excellent speed rider aboard in Maldonado.....dangerous wire to wire threat here

6  Secret Cove


race 8    slightly below average clarity

4  Indycat   seems like the speed of the speed and draws a good post especially for the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs.....decent history on the AW and at the distance

5  Lady Rochelle   jockey upgrade to the hot riding Maldonado.......decent recent reassuring 3F work......cut back of one full furlong looks like a good thing

6  Memo To Kathy    runs well fresh.....and seemingly quite a bit better on AW surfaces than conventional dirt guess is Spwar has this filly ready to roll fresh off of the bench because "dirt" is next up for S Cal racing

9  Rossi Reserve

3  Lil De Bit

8  Entabeni


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