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Hollywood for Sunday 26 May 2013


Average card at best today which is disappointing after such a poor piece of handicapping on Saturday. Man there were some winners that made me scratch my head yesterday.

Memorial Day card looks quite good. Hope everyone has a enjoyable Memorial Day especially my fellow veterans.


race 1    average clarity

3  Love My Way    significant drop down sure looks loose here......just seems like a matter of how healthy this fill still happens to be

6  Inner Grove   good history route to sprint.....route to sprint here.....race 2 back fits well and back to Gomez who rode that day

2  La Torera   invader from Kee seemingly ships in in good form......good history when this mare gets 5 to 7 weeks between starts and that is the case here


race 2    average clarity

5  East Sky    just fired best ever on the main track and this horse has been a better animal on the have a decent shot to see this fellows best ever on the grass today.....very tough if that occurs

2  Turn On The Pumps    improving sort seems likely to get a good trip near the pace in a close up position.......fits well here if he does

1  Pocket Prince   rebounded in latest and now we get a rider upgrade........and seems best on the sod at today's 1 mile distance

4  All De Victors

Long-shot possibilities:   7  Russel's Run   wide and close to the pace is a bad combination......toss in a bit rank and you get an impossible trip to jock for today will try to give the horse a fighting chance with a better trip-a-rooo


race 3    average clarity

3  Big Wags   runs well fresh........appreciates the Hol synthetic........and plenty of heat up front can set things up for his mid pack running style

2  Streets Of Heaven   stellar record on the Hollywood Cushion track........Baltas steps this 8 year old multiple levels......a good signal things are going well for the horse and trainer

4  Scorpion Time   last win came turf the Hol AW......same scenario here this afternoon


race 4    slightly below average clarity

9  Daylight Storm   by far appreciates the Hol synthetic the for almost 1 1/2 years but returns at the bottom claiming level as I believe the barn realizes this gelding only has a couple of efforts in him until going back on the he best win when he can

4  Valkyrie Missile   not the best return to the races in last but likely will move forward to some extend 2nd out after the layoff......and not only drops but seemingly drops into one weak 8K claimer

2  Lone Justice   seems best at Hollywood.......and in his last at Hol he fired a strong 37 to 1 2nd of off of 2 months rest.......2+ months rest today......nice set of drill at LA

8  Kuro


race 5    average clarity

10  In A Wine Tizzy   nasty post but sure seems to own enough early foot in this spot to clear all or most of the field.......solid chance here if she does

8  Red Globe   on the improve with every start......last was a little better than par.......connections will be hoping for more pace than appears in print to help their late runner get up in time

5  Meydan Magic   sprint - sprint - route in 3rd lifetime endeavor......right up Julio Canani's alley

9  Somethings Unusual

Long-shot possibilities:   1  City State   9 post and an unbelievably wide ride by low % rider in last.......1 post and a much more accomplished jock up today.....fits with the same energy as in latest and a clean trip


race 6    slightly below average clarity

7  His Royal Highness   lifetime best set the only time this gelding ran at today's 7F distance......trainer's having the best year of his life in 2013 and one of his main guys is Maldonado

3  Warren's Wesley   just keeps getting better.......and better.......and better........and jockey Bejarano knows this claimer well as this is his 5th straight ride aboard his back

2  A Thousand Aces   another youngster on the right end of the learning curve........fits if he manages another solid move forward move forward similar to the one he made in his last race

5  Zippingaround Town


race 7    average clarity

6  Schiaparelli   solid grass sprinter throughout her career and she has improved in her last two with the addition of blinkers......ran big versus one tough foe in latest........aren't any Mizdirection's in here

2  Greatest Escape    good layoff run in N Cal followed by a bullet work at GG........seems poised for best and will try to make it 2 for 2 on the grass lifetime this afternoon

5  Curvey Cat    just fired lifetime best and it was on the AW..........and I have always thought this Hollendorfer filly is best on the grass.........hmmm


race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  Sweet Marini    powerful debut......poor 2nd out......and another powerful run in 3rd lifetime with the blinkers removed.........they stay off today......definitely the horse to overcome here

5  Awe' Some Kitten   very strong effort 1st after the claim by Miller back in out must have got hurt as he was then laid out off of the long layoff looks like a gimme to tighten up and be fully fit for today's 2nd out after the layoff

1  Tribal Peace   better than par for today's level in both lifetime starts......laid off since 20 July hint he might be ready to roll fresh......he will need to be totally ready for a top effort in this spot that should run quite a bit better than par

3  Luxuriance


race 9    slightly below average clarity

6  Louisthefifteenth   best ever was lone two turn race run on the Hol AW........and last was better than appears in print......good rider/trainer combo this meet

2  Public Defender   exits a fairly fast heat with not the best of trips......small drop and one race under his belt and this Mitchell 2nd time starter seems likely to show more today

10  Milk Man Ray   pressed a solid 1/4 in last and stuck around to very late in the stretch in a route race......very big effort two back and it is hidden by a bad trip....sure seems like a major player with a decent journey today

7  My Dividend

5  Patriotic Lion

1  Bob Greco 



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