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Hollywood for Thursday 25 April 2013


Good card for opening day at Betfair Hollywood Park. Friday's card appears more difficult but Saturday's is quite good at least thru the 1st 7 races of the 10 carded that I have studied.


race 1    average clarity

5  Cloud Top   much needed race in last considering the long hiatus from the track......race was a turf affair and it should have this Tsagalakis runner nicely legged up for today's race on the main track where he has down little wrong in three lifetime races on it

3  Judge Carr     this Dan Hendricks 3 year old has done little wrong in sprint races since the blinkers were taken off..........7 furlongs fits well........and the Bhp AW fits well

6  Nome   like our top choice this fellow should be tightened up coming off of a layoff grass race.......lone lifetime victory came at Hollywood and it was his only start on it's synthetic surface


race 2    average clarity

7  Gisele At Fonz's   stout conditioner Tom Proctor is only average with maiden 1st timers but this baby appears well trained with a rigorous tightly spaced work series and.........she has flashed a few quick 3F drills hinting she owns some early gas

4  Yodelmesomemagic     Mike Harrington loves to be ready with his 1st timers in these early 4 1/2 furlong baby races......and this 2 year old filly has worked as if she is meant and ready to roll in her MSW that she worked 5F half furlong less than she runs here

5  Ninnavee   mom has tossed 7 winners from 7 starters most of which won at 2.........2 works at 5F (albeit very slow) and one fast bullet gate work......hints she also is meant and ready for her MSW debut

6  Pay the Debt      showing plenty of speed in her a.m. work


race 3    average clarity

6  Best Present Ever   very consistent grass sprinter at Santa Anita down the hill.........and with few reasons not to believe that she will take kindly to the Hol 6F sprint turf configuration.......and she retains Bejarano (who is coming off a dominating riders title at SA) for the 3rd straight race

3  Unusual Hottie   coming off her 1st long career layoff......and this Mullin's trainee sure is working on the grass as if the break did her some good and that she might return better than ever

4  Creditcardroulette   strong late runner seems at her best in 6 furlong races on either the turf or turf.......connections will have their fingers crossed that she receives on honest pace up front to flatter her late kick


race 4    slightly above average clarity

6  Flashy Delight   broke very slowly and then ran way too wide and was most impressive to still snatch 2nd......seems like a good claim by Jack Carava especially considering the filly is 2 for 2 in the win column at Hollywood on the synthetic

5  Lilly's Perfect   very consistent sort on All Weather surfaces and at today's distance.......trainer has had a good 2012/13 and he was able to get Gomez to ride.......seems highly likely to compete for one of the top three prizes once again here

1  Katy's Kitty    at best at Hollywood Park and running at 1 1/16th miles on the main track.....speed type needs to avoid a heated duel with the 2, 3, and/or 4 horse(s)


race 5    average clarity

7  Don Perico   doubt this is a tune-up for this well worked laid up Jones runner or he wouldn't be up for a tag........for good work series for someone like Marty Jones who doesn't push his stock in the a.m. too hard......likely to be prominent from the get go

4  Blue Jay Attack   good history with Bejarano........good history sprinting at Hollywood whereas he has a poor history running down the hill at SA

1  Lord Vronsky   ultra consistent sort has worked four times since being claimed by Fama and 3 of the 4 drills are rather solid......big step up but he sure has a good history stepping up the claiming ladder in the past

6  Red Jag     suicidal speed duel in last.......seems much better taking back a little....... sure is training sharply for today's six furlong turf sprint

Long-shot possibilities:    2  Bev N Bud   just snatched at the claiming box by Victor Garcia and he might own the trump card for this filly as she sure is showing vastly improved a.m. work


race 6    above average clarity

4  R S Watson   last sure looks like the tune-up to drop and go here.......only time in claiming (albeit in last Oct.) this colt fired a race that would manhandle these......trainer Adam Kitchingman is coming off of his best meeting in many a moon

3  Chico Suerte    Sadler 3 year old is coming off the best race of his young career and it is somewhat disguised by a bad trip........better journey and logical improvement back in shorter rest will make him a top contender here

5  Magnum   seems best running in two turn races on the main track.......Marty Jones is waking up of late and that makes for a very dangerous trainer

6  Milk Man Ray    inferior figs but might get away here in a race lacking speed


race 7    slightly above average clarity

5  Summer Exclusive    tossed a clunker at a route in latest......MSW debut 2 back in a sprint on the main track at SA is very strong.........turf sprint today......nice pedigree to handle the change in surfaces

2  Sacred Ovation   broke slowly then was very impressive in his 1st ever on the sod in a race down the hill at SA.....repeat of last will put him in the hunt for the circle of joy today.......more out of him would be only be icing on the cake

1  Colburn   1 for 1 on the turf winning in his last.......should be closing late once again


race 8    below average clarity

2  King's Landing   tepid top pick in this difficult to decipher race.......Kruljac 1ster is training well enough to possibly be ready to roll in his maiden debut........Pedroza/Kruljac popped at 24 to 1 a few months back

5  Check Out My Face   2 soft looking races might lead to a fit horse for today in this colt's 3rd lifetime endeavor

4  Hedger   had this MSW dropper as our top pick until I realized he was a vet scratch out of a MSW affair on 28 March......the one to beat if he answers the health question positively

11  Dramatic Allen   Stute is not a good 1st start trainer.....he is a decent 2nd start trainer

1  Talk The Walk    big race 3 back......lookout if he finds the effort this afternoon

10  Regally Soul    takes the ever dangerous drop out of MSW racing  





Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:38 am by richs · Permalink
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