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Hollywood for Sunday 9 June 2013


Hope you made a bundle on the Belmont Stakes yesterday. See you Thursday. Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Ostourah   Baffert takes over a very nice filly (full sister to a Grade 1 winner who is loaded with early speed) who broke her MSW at Bel last fall and he sure has her all cranked and ready to roll

1  Lemon Hero   decent history 2nd out after a layoff which is the case today and she ran very nicely fresh off of a layoff in logically she might pop a very strong race this afternoon

4  Home Journey   speed of the speed here if of course she handles her 1st ever on the sod.........bred well for it


race 2    slightly above average clarity

4  Backintheacademy   only race with the blinkers on on the AW was most impressive and it is somewhat hidden by a very bad trip......wide and checked some on turn 1.....same energy with a better trip and she will be tough here

7  Frannie'sspirittoo   over her head in 1st 3 career races......placed where she could compete in last and she responded........same bottom level MC again today..........she be in the hunt for the win at the wire

2  Angel Be Quick   might get loose here and we might have another good rail/speed day........dangerous sort especially 2nd out after the layoff for Rafael DeLeon

8  Thames Valley


race 3    slightly below average clarity

6  One Firm Cat   trainer is stout sprint-sprint-route and that is today's scenario for this Machowsky gelding......and 1st time Bejarano often indicates a horse is doing well

3  Parisian Prince    total bust so far in the USA.....drops to help earn his keep and gain some confidence

7  Tebowing   time off to regroup.....race 3 back fits and back to Learoux who rode that day

2  As Good As Gold


race 4    average clarity

2  Ridingwiththedevil   was on the improve already and then vaulted forward 1st time on the AW in last.....repeat of latest makes her the one to beat.......another move forward would only be icing on the already sweet cake

5  Itsallinthefamily    good MSW debut 2 back at OP on conventional dirt.......then had a very bad trip on the grass in last........ran a par like fig when you adjust for trouble......1st on AW but bred just fine to handle it.......trainer has done better than his record indicates at this meet

4  Quick Chick   good enough work regiment for this Bob Baffert 1st timer........not as strong as most of his 1sters work but every horse is different and sometimes Baffert will fire big with a debut runner without showing obviously strong drills

3  Burns Turn


race 5    average clarity

2  Position A   does well with ample time off between starts and gets surface seems to be the Hollywood AW..........drops a couple of notches to score

4  Sabor Amargo    last sure looks like the gimme to drop and go go go..........recent bullet 4F drill since his layoff run supports this

3  Ernie Owl   not much on the turf which his record said was predictable.....back where he belongs on the main track and he is dropping a few levels

1  Kuro


race 6    slightly below average clarity

2  Rock Me Baby   nice 4 year old was quite washy prior to his last and a handle early in his race.....toss the race out......prior 2 of 3 races were solid......the one to overcome today if he settles down

3  Waitwaitdonttellme    appreciates 5 or more weeks between starts and his trainer shows patience and gives it to him........improving with each and every race and his last race fits fine.......low % jock up but not on the grass........and that is very rare

4  Swift Eagle    speed of the speed here but has won from off of it as well......worked 6F just 3 days ago........that strongly suggests the connections mean business this afternoon

1  Mind The Minister


race 7    slightly below average clarity

5  Gnarly   trainer is as hot as she has been in many a moon........5 year old gelding likes the Hol AW......race is loaded with speed so his mid pack style might be the perfect fit

3  Dress Code   good fresh off of the beach which he is good a spot for a late runner in a sprint (at least on paper) in a race at Hollywood in quite some time

4  Diamond Of Blue   Hollendorfer seems to have claimed an individual on the improve.....and his last two preparatory works put in suggest he has this four year old feeling better than ever

8  Now And Zen

Long-shot possibilities:   9  Teasing Bernie    Cassidy hasn't been as bad as his record indicates......quite a few bad trips for his stock.........the 9 horse has only run on the Hol AW one time and it was the best race of his last was the turf tune-up to tighten up drop and go today  


race 8    average clarity

2  A Jealous Woman   very good history when draws inside.......and a decent history at Hollywood and at 1 mile on the a.m. work appears to have ready off of a 3 month break.....high weight in the field but ironically this mare's last 3 wins came carrying 120lbs. or more

5  Unusual Hottie   smooth runner has never missed the board in her life routing on the grass.......2 straight wins since Talamo took over the riding responsibilities

8  Sugarinthemorning   both lifetime 1 mile grass races were run on the Hol sod and fit well here.....tough post but T C Baze is riding awfully well these days

3  Long Face

race 9    average clarity

2  Gangnam Guy   decent final time but maybe more importantly with the way the track has been playing this baby showed solid early speed especially for his age........and Baze has been super with speed horse of late

4  Red Outlaw   Miller has been on fire this meet and he sure appears to have this 1ster cranked up and ready to roll

3  Tribal Mystic    Moger 1ster is training well enough to possibly be a factor in his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

6  Slewpy Again

11 Also Eligible   Charisma Code

7  Natural Stride

9  Anythingtogeteven



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