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Hollywood for Sunday 2 June 2013


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We are essentially at the midway point of the final Spring/Summer meeting at Hollywood Park. Kind of saddens me. It should be interesting how the Cal Racing Board allocates the racing dates for 2014. Personally I am hoping that Del Mar picks up a significant portion of the available dates and goes to 4 days of racing per week .


 race 1    average clarity

2  Cavalla   cut back route to sprint looks like a plus here......race has a lack of speed and this Pender runner has some and with a light weight apprentice up who is off to a good start in S Cal (won on our 2nd choice at 12 to 1 by 5L on Thurs.)

1  Light of Life   drop should help especially for Mulhall who historically is quite good dropping one level of racing

4  Swingaway   not a good sign dropping right after a claim by Glatt......but then again just worked awfully well for new trainer.....still would make a profit if the horse wins and is claimed away


race 2    average clarity

4  Hugh Knew   O'Neill baby is displaying plenty off early foot in the a.m......and I sure like the fact her connections bought her in March so they had a good handle on what they were getting.....rather sure this baby is all set for her MSW debut run

3  Debt Free Abbey   Solis/Valdivia have made for a good team in these early baby races either in their debut or 2nd start......not much in MSW debut but sure is training significantly better since her 1st out......believe we will see much more today

6  Sensational Nikki   Miller 1st timer is showing both speed and some endurance in her a.m. work......and she has a pedigree that suggests she should be quick early....good speed jock up to boot


race 3    average clarity

3  Sizzling Gold   George Lopez runner has been absent since mid Feb but it appears as though the break did his mare some good as her morning work regiment is vastly improved.......and she owns some back numbers that would handled these

5  I'm Tops   only grass race of her career (run down the hill at SA 2 races back) is the most impressive race of her career and it is somewhat hidden by a very bad trip......very formidable here if she displays the same effort and gets a reasonable trip

1  Sleep Tight   decent effort in last especially considering in was off of an extended hiatus from racing.......trainer wisely steps up a notch......still she will need better today if eith of our top two picks bring their "A game"


race 4    average clarity

3  Salt Tequila Lime    solid layoff run in last not at the level she once was but at a level that is solid for today's significantly lower level.......and the race is somewhat disguised by a bad trip........she broke 4 slow out of the gate and ran somewhat wide

7  U R My Candy Girl   Mike Puype runner is on the improve and if her recent 4F drill is worth a hoot her lifetime best is likely to occur in today's race

2  Tiz Anna   6 1/2 furlongs seems like a plus for this filly and I doubt it will be for quite a few in here.....and she owns a small touch of speed in a race void of it

6  Bugsky


race 5    slightly above average clarity

3  Incentivize   full of run at the wire at 1/16th less in last......blocked badly or likely would have won the race.....should have horse left for today being blocked and all in last.......trainer is awakening from the doldrums

1  Apostle Paul   another who looks capable of getting the distance even though he is only a 3 years old......and getting the distance is more than 1/2 the battle in a MSW turf race of one and one quarter miles

5  Scatman Blues   decent forward move in last his 2nd lifetime start.....and now he has been gelded.......usually first time geldings improve.....we shall see


race 6    average clarity

2  Flashy Dame   very cranked up laid off Peter Eurton runner sure ran big in her MSW debut running 3rd behind two proven fresh and seems ready to roll......filly has never missed the board in 4 races on the Hol synthetic

5  Include the Cat   ultra consistent sort was just claimed by the red hot Peter Miller.....his new mare has won this condition 3 times.....that'll do

1  Ubelongtomemissy    just fired lifetime best on her first ever on the Hollywood synthetic.....nice works since.......lost to our 2nd choice (the likely favorite) but she ran every bit as well with a wide trip compromising her chances


race 7    slightly below average clarity

2  Funny Belle    looks loose here but can chase if need be......back to Leparoux who seems to get the most out of this filly

1  Elegant   connections were rather ambitious with this filly trying to get her to handle 1 1/4 mile grass alw affairs in her last 2 starts......cut back of 3/16's and dropping some sure looks like a plus.......2 for 5 at today's distance on the grass........1 for 14 at other turf distances

4  Secret Cove   cold trainer Ted West sure could use a win so maybe claiming for 40K and running 1st after the claim for 32K makes sense........mare sure fits solidly in a 32K race if she still is a healthy individual

5  Tanquerray


race 8    average clarity

8  Manado   crushed his opponents in both lifetime route races on the Hol AW and both races were at today's distance......Baffert charge will be full throttle from the get go

1  Broadway Empire   both lifetime races fit fine at today's higher level if of course this three year old gelding can handle his 1st ever route endeavor.......sure is bred well to handle one

5  Den's Legacy    hello Garrett Gomez........rider sure has gotten the most out of this Bob Baffert colt.......this Grade 3 winner fits fine in here if he is up to his "A game"

7  Dice Flavor


race 9    average clarity (only 8 horses for super high five so 1 less pick)

6  Orangeyouacutie    trainer has had his young stock ready to roll of for this 1st timer are up to snuff......and mom has tossed 5 winners form 5 starters

2  Summer Pad   Blake Heap runner ran like a horse that needed a race in his mc debut......did show a touch of early speed in the 6 1/2 furlong race and then tired some in the late going......race under his belt + cut back of 1 furlong = a possible contender for the top prize

5  Fighting On   might own the most early speed in this field.......and that combined with the 5 1/2F distance and a very good speed jock up = a dangerous front running threat

4  Real Deal Appeal

7  Indian Spirit




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