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Hollywood for Saturday 8 June 2013


Best of luck as always!


Belmont Stakes   race 11 in New York     average clarity

12  Palace Malice   set an unbelievable pace rank and out of control with 1st time blinkers in the Ky Derby........believe he came out of the race in good shape and the way he has worked since suggests that instead of the brutal pace tearing him up it tightened him up and hopefully to a new level.....blinkers off today and Smith stays up....bred to get the marathon distance

9  Revolutuionary   ultra consistent late runner is bred to run all day long.....and showed he can handle the slop at CD

2  Freedom Child   won Grade 2 in the slop at Bel by 13+ lengths......track was favoring speed but he won by such a wide margin that it is too hard to ignore.....so far he has been a lead type only but often horses that handle the slop can come from off of it even when they are LTO's on fast dirt

7  Oxbow    great 3 path ride staying away from the bad rail by Stevens on a joke of a racing surface for such a big day ( you should be able to have a relatively even racing surface when weather is not a factor) .......never easy to compete in all 3 legs of the Triple Crown but if this Lucas runner can handle it he fits just fine

1  Frac Daddy   many bombs as most everyone knows win or hit the board in this prestigious race and McPeek has had his fair share of them......beaten by 24L in Ky Derby but sure is working as if a major rebound can occur this afternoon......rider upgrade too


Hollywood   race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Mel's Game    5th straight race today at the extended one turn distances of 7 or 7 1/2 furlongs......seems like a a significant (experience wise) advantage......and owns some very solid figs for today's level

1  Bank the Eight   Baffert runner has fired strong races 2 of his last 3 times coming off of layoffs......so let's call it a 2 in 3 chance he his ready to roll here and he fits fine if he is fully ready

5  Castaway   another who seems best suited for an extended one turn race......handled his 1st ever endeavor on the Hollywood AW in last losing to a barn mate that ran his eyeballs out


race 2    slightly below average clarity

1  Chantal's Girl   major wake up both in pace and final time with the blinkers off in latest......and the cut back of 1/2 furlong looks like a good thing.....can be in the hunt from the get go

10  Disco Lemonade   exits a fast heat of MSW runners and didn't get the cleanest of trips......obvious tune-up for this O'Neill runner who went off 64 to 1.......should be fit and ready here for drop into this bottom level maiden claimer

8  Bas   seems to be a AW runner only and her best to date was her only race back in relatively short rest.........and that is the case today

3  Magic Maya


race 3    slightly above average clarity

5  Proven Warrior   very solid 2nd with not the best of trips in MSW.......plenty to like for today's 2nd start......major rider upgrade.......speed drills put into this gelding since his debut......and Art Sherman is significantly better with 2nd time starters

6  Mi Hijo   sure seems to have benefited from his race over the synthetic as he just drilled an eye popping 58:3H since on the Hol surface.......trainer is red hot........3 year old seems highly likely to fire an improved and dangerous effort

1  Tom's Tribune   best set of works for a James Cassidy 1st timer in many a moon......difficult post for a 1ster but his a.m. work sure is stout


race 4    average clarity

2  All Squared Away   gelding sure seems to be doing great these days......."now horse" was able to work 5 times following a grueling 1 3/4's marathon on 21 April......Miller 4 year old is seemingly feeling awfully good

5  Slim Shady   4 for 7 at today's distance on the grass......1 for 21 at all other distances on the sod.......yikes-a-rama

6  Niagara Falls   on the improve with every start and now runs with plenty of weight off......late runner should be part of things in the last 10 to 15 seconds of the race


race 5    slightly below average clarity

4  Harlington's Rose   regressed in last in 2nd lifetime start......MSW debut was quite good.......already owns good early speed and now the blinkers will be put on......suddenly red hot T C Baze should be in the hunt from the get go

10  Catalina Bonita   big bucks Cal bred seems to be wound up like a top hitting the track to work at an average of every 6 days for the past 8 weeks......happy healthy young 1st timer for Mulhall and company

6  Tribalista   useful MSW debut last and 2 decent reassuring drills since.....seems likely to move forward this afternoon.......unreal rider/trainer combo for the past 3 months in Bejarano and Hollendorfer

5  Smoove It


race 6    below average clarity

9  Mr. Make Believe   consistent sort on the sod and seemingly likes the Hollywood grass course the most (3 2 0 1) .......and he sure seems to respond to Mario Guterrez on his back

5  Cook Inlet   just snatched at the claiming box by one hot trainer in Adam Kitchingman......steps up a couple of claiming levels........this 5 year old gelding seems to be on the comeback trail

7  So Elite   another bouncing back in form mostly since Drysdale took over......retains T C Baze who sure is looking great on a horse of late

1  Danderek


race 7   slightly above average clarity

5  Declassify   monster MSW debut 4+ weeks ago........and he is working as if the same or even more can occur this afternoon for this potential Bob Baffert Stakes horse

3  Gonna Fly Now   late runner seemingly gets plenty of heat up front to flatter his running style and put in a solid stretch run

6  Scorpion Warrior   all three lifetime races on the Hollywood AW are quite good........retains Tyler Baze which seemingly is a big plus with his agent getting him on some nice horses and then Tyler putting in some intelligent rides

1  Sacred Ovation


race 8    average clarity

2  Upbeat Mood   best with 8 weeks or more between races.......solid a.m. work and 8 weeks since her last.......seems likely to fire one of her better races......and if she does she will fit fine here

8  Judy in Disguise   been a little over her head in last two racing affairs out of town.....back where she becomes one of the runners to overcome........sharp bullet drill produced just 1 week ago suggests she is doing well

4  Tizmetizyou   easy wire to wire win in last......doubt stressed herself much at all......plenty left in the tank most likely.......these kind can be very dangerous in their next out.......as in today

3  Disko Dasko


race 9    average clarity

3  Smoking G   Peter Miller/Martin Pedrosa/dropping/early speed on a track that has been kind to front runners this week = a tough laid off runner

6  Cunning Ride   moved forward in last in his 2nd lifetime start.......faces a softer level of racing today.......should be in the hunt from the get go

9  Pretty Darn Quick   very dangerous trainer over the last couple of years in Headley when he runs a horse 1st time ever in claiming.......that is the case here.......very nice 5/8ths bullet drill just 5 days ago......feeling good when it counts as in now

2  Centenario De Oro


race 10    slightly above average clarity

5  Scarlet Strike   wide in her race 2 back and won a Grade 3.........very wide in last and still just missed winning another Grade 3.........a little better ride from top jock should make for a stout contender today in this Grade 2.......1 for 1 at today's distance

4  Macha   nice forward move in lastest at 1 1/6th first time with the blinkers on.........and this Hollendorfer filly runs like the further she runs the better so the extra 1/16th today should be right up her alley

9  Charlie Em   Gallagher youngster sure seems to be on the right end of the learning curve........impressive 1st ever run in the good old (and getting older) U S of A in her last.......two good works since.........doubt we see a Euro bounce here

6  Becky Lou


race 11    average clarity

11  Sinfully   mc debut was decent.......mc 2nd out was quite good.......and now drops 2 maiden claiming levels........and has what of late has been a more than usual valuable commodity in some early gas

9  Triple Feature   broke slightly tardy and ran way too wide in a route maiden debut......that should help give this 2nd time starter a fitness advantage for the extended sprint distance today of 7F

7  Fernando Suancini   not the best of trips in mc debut last......fits fine here if this gelding and slumping rider learned something from the effort and can smooth out the kinks in her 2nd lifetime start

5  Spectacularjourney

2  Destino

3  Affirmed Action