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Hollywood for Saturday 11 May 2013



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Best of luck this afternoon with this fairly decent card.


race 1    slightly above average clarity

5  Odine   done little wrong in 4 lifetime races.......race 2 back is very strong and this Baffert filly is working as if a repeat of that effort can occur this afternoon......and Bejarano shoots for no. 3,000

1  Catrageous   another consistent runner when she has run on firm turf or AW surfaces.......running style and her pedigree suggest this three year old will appreciate the extra 1/16th of a furlong

4  Black Witch   only 1 in 4 route races impressed me and it was her race run 2 back where she was allowed to set a soft pace.........might get away with similar today and once again wire the field

race 2    average clarity

3  Incline Village    MSW debut 3 back was impressive and the effort was disguised by a very bad trip.......not much in next two races but freshened up and returns as a 1st time gelding........stout work tab.........1st on the sod but bred very nicely to handle it

6  Concorde West   ships in from OP on the improve.......invading trainer is quite good 1st time on the sod with a given horse and that is the case here

4  Broker Brett   colt has hit the board in all 3 lifetime grass sprints........but easily his best was his lone race at Hollywood which was at today's same 6F on the turf

8  Brother Pete


race 3    slightly below average clarity

1  Let Em Shine   set a blistering pace in last to win....... the kind of pace almost all can not handle.........and he finished with a hand ride........nice endurance building works since.......seems like a smart training move by Kitchingman as this colt already has an abundance of early speed

2  Belvin   connections will be hoping the 5 horse can put some pressure on our top pick.....if so he might get a perfect stalk position and ponce in the stretch

3  Treasury Bill    best ever was at today's 7F distance.......late runner will be hoping for plenty of heat up front to flatter his late close


race 4    slightly above average clarity

3  Mr. Make Believe    most of his grass 1 mile efforts fit fine in this spot.....good shot to get a nice ground saving chase position behind our 2nd pick.......improving grass rider Gutierrez has fit this O'Neill well

7  Oak Kye Why   off over a year but decent shot to go wire to wire here if this Cassidy runner is ready enough fresh off of the bench......loaded with early speed.......should be loose

6  Tiz Argent    repeat of layoff last fits very well here......and decent shot to sit in a ground saving 2nd, 3rd, or 4th position.......but........this Sadler runner has found it difficult to run off of short rest the last few times he has tried it another shot here

4  Slammer Time


race 5    slightly below average clarity

3  Broadway Nika   3 of the last 4 efforts for this Josh Litt runner fit well here.......struggling rider sure could use a could the usually reliable trainer Joshua Litt

10  Prime Number   lone lifetime win came dropping off of 8 days rest.......dropping in claiming here and this time with even shorter rest.......6 days to be exact

11  Adrenaline Shot   bad trip in last hides a 3rd straight decent race.......back to Pedroza who has shown he handles this colt quite well

4  Catquest

Long-shot possibilities:  13  Chibita   laid up since last Fall but training well..........lone lifetime win came on the Hollywood synthetic........and returns as a 1st time gelding


race 6    average clarity

8  Scarlet Strike   not an easy post at one mile on the grass but sizzling hot connections and a racehorse who has done nothing wrong in her 2 lifetime starts on the sod.....and her work tab since hints her best grass run might occur this afternoon

6  Need You Now   last appears to be nothing more than a much needed tune-up off of the layoff and change in environment (Gb to USA) and that much more can be expected in her 2nd start in the good old U S of A......trainer has won 18 of his last 50 2nd out after he takes over a horse

4  Disko Dasko   race two back her 1st in the U S of A and off a layoff was good.......fell off in last........decent shot at rebounding today

1  Lilbourne Eliza


race 7    slightly below average clarity

2  Stormin Lute   Baffert 1st timer isn't training as stoutly as many of his past top notch MSW runners but this appears to be a soft group.....and Bob has started the Hollywood meeting awfully hot

8  Syndicated    very strong effort 2 back........and last wasn't too bad either......cut back in distance of one furlong seems like a good fit

7  Major Affair    all 3 lifetime sprints are just a little short of par for the level........but the recent drills hint Ellis is all business here.......and the extended sprint distance of 7 furlongs looks right up his runner's alley

6  A Red Tie Day


race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  Sirocco Strike   has not embarrassed himself versus quite a bit better........Mullins charge most likely needed his layoff run in last.......nice reassuring drill since.......should be the one to overcome if he gets a decent trip

2  No Silent   runs his best at Hollywood on the grass and at today's 6 furlong distance......and owns a nice record when Bejarano guides him along

4  Showme Yourfriends   ultra consistent sort sprinting on any racing surface including the grass.......trainer has been rather least hotter than his record would indicate

1  Royal F J


race 9    average clarity

7  My Field of Dreams   lone lifetime race was 9 months ago but it was rather solid and hidden by by bad trip and a somewhat key field........this 1st time gelding (today) broke very poorly and checked 3 lengths on the turn......did well to be 5th of 11 horses and only be beaten by 6L for the tab says ready fresh

3  Billy Win   good debut for this Sherman runner........flashed good early speed and might be able to get loose in his 2nd lifetime start as he did in his debut......would have been top pick if his jock wasn't 1 for 83 in 2013

2  Dark Timbers   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start......fits as well as anyone in here if this Francis Meza runner progresses once again

9  Mayan Eyes   1st time gelding and was on my list for needed to be to help settle down

13  The Gatekeeper

10  Summer Pad




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