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Hollywood for Thursday 13 June 2013


Not the best of cards today but I always put in approximately the same amount of time/energy for every 8 race card and in fact I usually put in more time for the races that are difficult to decipher and rated less favorably.

Best of luck to everyone as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Cast A Doubt   solid 2nd in latest with a gap of 8L to 3rd.......previous affair another 2nd place finish turned out to be a key race......deservedly and smartly steps up one maiden claiming notch

3  Amazing Hearted   why not run in a high priced maiden claimer as this is a 5 year old Baffert 1ster......been a long expensive wait for some folks since this gelding was born in April over 5 years ago.......likely has some win now before they resurface 

1  Afflication   big awakening in latest.........fits fine at today's lower level providing he can run as well in a sprint today as he did routing in his last


race 2    average clarity

3  Our Boy Benjamin   finally (for the 3rd time in a row today) racing at a low enough level these days where he is formidable........and now we get a rider upgrade

7  Twin Six   should be on or near the lead in this spot void of much speed......low percentage rider up but he does much better when he is on or close to the lead early

6  Jay's Firetruck   last 6 of 8 races fit well here for this Sadler runner........seems to like the Hol main track the most........good looking apprentice (haven't written that in a long time)  just missed with this gelding in last and gets another shot with him today

4  Sports Report


race 3    average clarity

3  Topic   trainer is quite good 3rd out after a layoff and that is the case toady......last was OK but what we want is his effort 4 races back which was very strong and somewhat hidden by a very wide trip

7  Indygo F M A   improving sort retains Bejarano who knows this filly well having been aboard for all five lifetime starts.......and she is has the pedigree to appreciate the 1 3/16ths

5  Intoxicating Move   deep closer gets another 1/16th of a mile to work with and one terrific grass rider on deep closers in Garrett Gomez

2  Jazz The Beach


race 4    average clarity

6  Smart 'n Fair   very out of the norm for Baffert to have bottom S Cal maiden claiming 1st timer.......and out of the norm at least for top outfits is usually a good thing.......copious gate works for Bob B.  is a positive as well

1  Caveman Keno   last race appears to be a step backwards but it wasn't........very poor trip-a-roo yet still finished up riding T C Baze will be out to make amends

5  Point Happy   inside trip on an outside day hides a decent tune-up off of a 5 month layoff......can build off of the race and ought to be in the hunt with a clean trip

3  Catatonic Cat


race 5    average clarity

2  Rolanda   improving in both final time and early pace......usually a very good sign.......seems likely to get a ground saving stalking position thru turn 1 with top jock up

6  English Crossing    consistent sort took 12 races to break her maiden but when she did she did it in style with a going away win at GP.......claimed by Kristin Mulhall in the race who has been firing with most of her stock this meeting

1  Cavaletta   6 for 6 on the board on the sod without winning........well proven at today's level but she sure needs to get over her tendency to hang in the stretch

3  Bluegrass Ellie


race 6    average clarity

3  Congenial   Cody Autrey runner appreciates being in close contact to the frond end of things and that sure looks like the case here........extra 1/16th of a mile should be a plus with his pedigree

7  Half Strike   solid wake-up back on the Hol AW in last and it is somewhat hidden by a wide our top pick this Mandella 4 year old seems to respond to contact to the front and that can occur here in a race that I believe will favor the front runners somewhat

8  Saint Loup   seems razor sharp in the a.m. for Canani who is quietly having a good Hol meeting.........colt hit the board in all 3 lifetime AW races all of which were in France

5  Rousing Sermon

Long-shot possibilities:   9  Majestic Moment   more impressive than the morning line favorite (our 4th choice) in last breaking badly and running wide in a vastly improve race and most likely his best effort to date


race 7    below average clarity

1  Could Be Trouble   solid par like (for today's level) 1st time on the sod in bullet drill on the grass since.....same or better likely today with the support of a good post and one hot conditioner in Peter Miller

4  Bonnie Lesley   wide trip in last in a 6 horse field hides a nice forward move......Talamo is better than that and will be out to make amends......2 reassuring drills on the grass since her last

8  Lilbourne Eliza   nice invading filly from GB showed it in her near miss 2nd by a nose finish in her 1st ever in the USA 2 races back......then.........acted up in the warm-up and at the gate in her next.......toss it out.......hoping for a well behaved filly this afternoon

10  Llandudno


race 8    slightly below average clarity

4  Gloryandprayer   trainer has won 3 of his last 4 dropping in claiming price off of a claim and that is today's scenario for this filly who ran a better than par effort for today's level when you adjust for her wide trip.....her effort 3 races back also fits

8  Musical Arts   believe last was the public work-out off of the extended hiatus from the track to drop and be at full throttle at today's lower level

2  Jerry'shoneycarol    logical overdo drop for this filly screaming out for a lower level.......1o lb app up and I am not sure what weight he can make but the horse is assigned 105 lbs.....he did ride at 108 last weekend

3  Glorious Memories

7  Sharp Bella

5  Smil'n From Above




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