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Hollywood for Friday 24 May 2013


This happens to be one day that I am thrilled to be missing a very nice race card as I am extremely happy for and misty eyed proud of my son who after 8 years of college graduates today as a Doctor of Pharmacy. Congratulations son!


race 1    average clarity

4  Randino   just bought in March as a 2 year old for over $200K so the connections should know what they have as opposed to buying a yearling for $200+K..........Miller 1st timer is working as if he has some early speed which is an obvious advantage in these 4 1/2F bay races

2  Willie B Awesome   broke slightly tardy and checked 2 different times after that.......lost about 4 1/2 lengths.....only got beat by 3 3/4L........very impressive 5F work since........likely feeling awfully good and should move forward 

5  Raise The Hoof   wide in MSW.........had some good looking drills prior to his debut that hinted he is capable of some early gas.........blinkers on to help his focus in the early stages today......good sign Bejarano sticks around


race 2    slightly below average clarity

6  Suances Luck   solid winning maiden debut 2 back.......up the track in next.........very nice works on the training track at SA since........seems as if a rebound will occur this afternoon

4  Scat Patty    3 straight competitive races in a row showing good early foot in all 3........should be in the hunt from the get go

3  Musical Arts   been away from the track for 1 1/2 years but training well and I doubt this is a tune-up or Ellis would have put this filly in a non-claiming event or at least a much higher priced claimer


race 3    slightly above average clarity

2  Jet Warrior   tightly spaced series of five 6F drills to finish off this fellow's work regiment strongly suggests that Hollendorfer is all bizz with this 1st timer......should be very fit to handle the 6 1/2 furlongs

4  Single Launch    big wake up 1st on the Hol AW and it is somewhat hidden by a bad trip.....same effort/energy with a cleaner trip and this three year old will be a better than a par contender

5  Saint Leo   gate to wire threat here with a solid speed rider aboard it Maldonado

3  Point Mary


race 4    slightly above average clarity

4  Iconic Spirit   stumbled badly 6 or 7L at the start and still managed far the most impressive run of her young life........handled the Hol racing surface just fine in her MSW debut 6 races ago......nice reassuring work tab since her "stumble" says she didn't hurt herself as so many do when they stumble (especially so badly)

6  Lake Maracaibo   4 2nd's in 4 turf races to start her career......1st on the AW put usually if you handle the sod you handle the Hollywood Cushion Track.......might be best speed in the race which will help Smith clear from the outside  

3  Smooth Talker   best ever in latest and it was her 1st ever on the Hol synthetic........and today we get major rider upgrade


race 5    average clarity

4  Vibrato Jazz   seems best on the Hollywood turf course........good post and a positive rider switch to the meets top gun who has one heck of a good record with Sadler over the last couple of months (15 of 16 in the money with 7 wins) 

7  Niagara Falls   improving sort fits just fine as a candidate for the winners circle if he repeats his latest which was also run at today's marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles on the grass.......bit concerned about 3 races of 1 3/16th or further in a span of 19 days

8  Ain   finished well at 1 1/4 in last and bred quite well to get another 1/4 mile just fine........needs a clever ride from a tough post with the 1st of 3 turns starting right away

6  Father Of Success


race 6    average clarity

9  R S Watson   believe the trainer (Adam Kitchingman) was 5 for 5 last week and he is winning just shy of a 40% clip in 2013.........the 9 post at 1 1/16 has been difficult the last couple of Hollywood meetings but this dangerous colt has some early foot and one of the best gate riders the Hol jockey colony has to offer......the one to beat if he manages to get the 1 or 2 path on turn 1

4  Bio Pro   seems to fire best with ample rest between races and...........7 weeks qualifies as ample rest...........gelding also has done nothing but run well since the switching to likable jockey Mario Gutierrez

3  Penny Maker   last which was at today's exact condition and distance was his best to date and it's hidden in that Bejarano sat too far off a lackluster pace leaving too much work to do in the stretch.......blinkers on seems like a good move to get this colt to sit a little closer early on 

1  Alydidit


race 7    slightly average clarity

3  Egg Drop   filly has never run a bad print with all 4 lifetime sprints seemingly fitting well here........4 drills since her last with one of them an awfully impressive 58:3 H best of 50 that worked at the distance on the morning of May 11th.....1st on the sod but bred OK to handle it

4  Best Present Ever   last doesn't fit.......previous two races do......Kruljac runners mostly have been firing strong efforts this meeting.......potential rebound seems 70/30 in the favor of rebounding

1  Creditcardroulette    easily best efforts to date are at today's 6F distance on the grass at Hollywood......draws a good post and with Gomez up who has fit this filly well so far

2  Hindinginplainsight


race 8    average clarity

7  Music Appeal   invader from GG has a new trainer who drops this gelding's claiming price in half following some dull races since he was taken for $20K......always like when a new trainer accepts a struggling horse and enters at a much lower price .......allowed to drop precipitously in claiming price is often the deal he accepts to train the horse

9  Big Note   Mitchell is one dangerous trainer dropping a horse multiple levels especially one that has yet to win for him

6  Aqua Fever   gelding finally seems to be on the rebound and so is his trainer Jeff (I can't decide if I want to be a body builder or a trainer) Mullins

10  Blake

2  Afleet Deal

5  Danger Ranger




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