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Hollywood for Thursday 30 May 2013


I have studied Thursday through Saturday and I am happy with what I see. Sure hope I am correct in my assessment.

Belmont Stakes Day full card selection sign-up has begun.

Best of luck today as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Carrie Rose   really training well since switching over from SA for her a.m. I believe this significant drop down is feeling healthy enough........should be part of the mix from the get go

3  Fiesta Express   most dangerous when Emily Mode drops in claiming.......gimme over head in last.....drop and go today

4  Van Brit    quickly declining mare needs a rebound.....might be one more decent race left in her


race 2    average clarity

5  Bushwacked   9L of trip trouble in debut.....4L in last......blinkers on and a major rider upgrade.......and drops out of MSW racing

3  Western Showdown   decent debut although he only beat 3 horses in a weak 5 horse affair......not exactly a strong looking bunch here either

4  Exponentially   trainer never seems to do a thing in S Cal but the works here sure seem decent.......even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then

1  Charlie Thomas


race 3    average clarity

9  Just Because   all 3 races since the blinkers were put on fit well here.......and this Sadler gelding couldn't be training better and seemingly with more intent for a mdn20K runner

3  Mayan Eyes   1st time gelding for this 6 year old who was on my list for horses that likely would respond positively to the ultimate equipment change.....only race on the Hol synthetic is much better than appears in print

11  J Man   best races ever are his efforts without blinkers racing on the AW........and with the blinkers off here that is the case for today

4  Change Your Luck

Long-shot possibilities:   1  Green Dolphin   six year old maiden is working vastly better seemingly out of nowhere......dismal record for the trainer but hard to ignore a stout series of 6F works over at Slr


race 4    average clarity

4  Briteness   extended one turn race in last fits well at today's lower level.......2 turn grass race 2 back is very strong......plenty of speed up front is likely to set things up for his mid pack style

3  Holiday Rose   by far at her best racing on the Hollywood synthetic.......seemingly needs to avoid dueling one way or another

7  Hidden Passion   good return to the race wars in latest........most of her career fits well our 2nd pick most likely needs to keep from getting caught in a suicidal speed duel

6  Smil'n From Above


race 5    average clarity

3  Joelito   definitely on the right end of the learning curve.......back to Talamo who owns the lone win by this improving Sadler 3 year old in his only mount on the colt

4  Unbridled Giant   another pleasing his connections improving with every start and in his case both physically and mentally

6  Horizon Sky   handled his 1st time around 2 turns nicely in a mile grass race in latest......shows small signals of developing into a hanger so blinkers on for today seems like a sharp move to help this gelding focus before a bad racing habit sets in and becomes chronic

1  Square Dancer


race 6    average clarity

2  Sweet Lulu   90% sure this Hollendorfer 1st timer is and set to rock n roll........filly has hit the track every 6 days since March 24th and finished her work regiment with 2 solid 6F drills.......impressive......healthy

7  Tappingintherain   another 1st timer training as if she is meant and ready for her conditioner Eric Kruljac who has been firing with a good majority of his stock this metting

5  Tayrona   well hidden much better than it appears 1st start run 7 weeks ago......dueled in fast fractions on a dull rail and tired as just about anyone work tab since.....Gomez sticks around

4  Rosies Ready


race 7    slightly below average clarity

5  Fighting Hussar   repeat of last which was run at Hollywood at today's seldom run 1 1/8th distance sure fits.......prior race was strong as well albeit a sprint.......never easy to pop 3 straight top efforts.......but sure is the one to overcome if he does

1  Belvin   all 4 lifetime sprints are better than par when you adjust for any trip trouble and/or pace he needs to do the same 1st time at a route.....and his route breeding is quite good

2  I Don't Care   likes route racing at least on conventional dirt......has something to prove on the AW going a route of ground.......but he surely isn't impossible here if he handles his 1st ever long on the synthetic

3  Chief Havoc


race 8    average clarity

4  Somewhere With You   nowheresville in 2 lifetime races which were run last Fall........but he is returning to the race wars off of a 7 month layoff like a different vastly improved animal (if his works are worth a hoot)

2  Caveman Keno   a couple lengths short of par in last 2 but sure looks much better suited for today's abbreviated sprint of 5 1/2 furlongs

6  Wild Tony   another who should appreciate the cut back in distance........should be peddle to the metal early for this O'Neill runner who shows no signs that he can run well without a loose lead

5  Stormin City

7  Alsace

3  Super J. D.







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