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Hollywood for Thursday 16 May 2013


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Decent enough race card to start the new week of racing at Hollywood Park.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Western Showdown   has hit the track in the a.m. to work every 7 days or less since mid March........and the 1st timer's last drill is very sharp when you consider today's level of racing

5  Tupelo Cush   53 to 1 for a Solis 2 year old spring 1st timer strongly suggests the MSW race was the tune-up/gimme to drop and go today in a maiden claimer

1  Get Even Girl   1st timer for Solis draws a good post for a 4 1/2 furlong affair and seemingly is working well enough to be dangerous in a maiden claimer


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2  One Firm Cat   nice sprint grass race in last......drops (80K to 50K) for today's 6 furlong affair on the sod here........and back in short ever and quite strong versus these was off of short rest and run at Hollywood on the turf course......seems well meant today

4  He's Not Too Shaby   best speed in this spot if of course he takes to his 1st ever on the lawn.......trainer is good 1st ever on the grass and the pedigree for this Mullins runner seems adequate enough to handle the turf

1  Laugh At Life   also owns good speed and draws a good post.....likely to chase or be on the lead depending on how well our 2nd selection takes to the green carpet


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5  Brooklyn Rose   nice move forward in last and it sure seems like a good sign that Julio Canani steps this filly (deservedly) up multiple levels 1st out after the claim

6  Mile High Bunk   GG invader bombed out on the turf in last her 1st ever run on it.......wisely back on the AW today......trainer competes rather well when he ships in from N. Cal

3  Katy's Kitty   not much trying to run with the blinkers off in last......they are back on today which seemingly gives her a shot at going wire to wire here

1  Town Belle


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1  Malibu Love   needed her latest.......fairly well proven at the specialty distance of 7 1/2 furlongs......Iggy won for us as our top pick Sat. ($13.80) by 6 lengths and hopefully got the win-less in 2013 monkey off of his back and can do it again here once again at a price

8  Willeta   best ever was.......long to short in a race 2 back......long to short once again and coming off of best route that says lifetime best can occur this afternoon

4  Angel Be Quick   caught wide near the pace in last and rightly tired.....would like this Deleon runner as much as anyone in here if this was run at the same 5 1/2F as her last.....but at 7 1/2 she has much more to prove.....thus 3rd pick-a-rooo

5  Torre Italiana


race 5    average clarity

4  Lia Juliana    Steve Knapp sure has been getting the job done in 2013 and can once again here with this grass cutter who looks as if he can snatch a nice chase position in a grass affair seemingly set up for those close up early

1  Medusalina    most likely leader in a race void of many speed types and has an excellent lead rider on  his back in Maldonado......that'll do

2  Warren's Flasher   just keeps getting better.......and better.......and better.........and better........and retains the top gun on his back to help the progression continue

7  Akiss Forarose  


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2  Spring Sarah   both lifetime races at Hollywood fit fairly well here......light weight apprentice rode this filly decently in her latest.......she has a shot here if he gives the same kind of trip today

4  Magic Maya   have a feeling the trainer is slipping into "go mode" right now.....if so this filly seems dangerous back on the AW (and at Hollywood) where she easily fired her lifetime best

9  Frannie'sspirittoo   very dangerous drop down from MSW racing to the bottom rung maiden claiming level in S Cal.......historically Canani is rather stout with such a maneuver

3  Psalm Sixteen


race 7    average clarity

6  Malibu Honey   very strong in lone race sprinting on the sod in a race run down the hill at SA......and her off pace style looks like a great fit in this affair loaded with speed

1  Llandudno   barn mate of our top choice won at 1st asking in her MSW debut down the hill at SA for Sadler and she did it from far back .....and as mentioned above this affair seems set for those who sit back off of the pace

4  Broken Sword   speed versus speed here but this Hollendorfer runner has gone eye to eye in both lifetime races and still run well in both.....1st ever on the green carpet but she owns a good enough pedigree to handle it

8  Upward Spiral


race 8     average clarity

6  Yodelmesomemagic   caught wide on a good inside day and still was only beaten by 4 lengths in her MSW debut last.....fits well with a more clever ride by Maldonado and/or a move forward with one race under her belt

7  Harlington's Rose   decent speed and final time in MSW debut.........same effort fits......more would amount to icing on the cake

8  Patty Wack   decent 3rd with Mojica aboard especially considering her barn mate won the race at 7 to 5 with Valdivia up......and guess who the jockey switch is for today?

3  Tribalista

1  Spring Dream

9  Cause Ur My Babe



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