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Hollywood Park for Thursday the 4th of July 2013


Happy 4th of July 2013!



race 1    average clarity

1  Another Flashback   1st improved switching to route racing.......then improved some more adding blinkers.......and more improvement switching to the turf......broke MSW in a strung out turf field at GG......sure seems to be headed in the right direction for Hollendorfer

5  Market Quote     unreal MSW debut 3 back and her last two turf route races aren't too shabby either.......does need to overcome bad gate connections to get things right in Shirreffs/Talamo

3  Lady's Plan   keeps out running her odds in turf route races including both of her turf races at recent 4F work and draws a top turf jock in Leparoux


race 2    average clarity

5  Taffecta Disater   lifetime best by far was her only endeavor back in short rest........back in short rest today off of the apparent gimme in a non-claiming event in her latest

7  My Pal Ariana   best ever on the main track was coming off of a turf race........that is the scenario for today.........good early foot here and 1st time Bejarano.......trainer has had a good meeting at Hollywood

1  Bas   been racing OK at the bottom mc level but she sure has been burning up some cash.......does own a very solid route fig (taking into consideration today's level of racing) on the AW run last summer at Del Mar

6  Liar Liar Liar


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Chief Havoc  an unreal spot here (Peter Miller and/or the horse's connections must be living right)  for this seemingly never sharper allowance winner in this Grade 2 as he is a ratable sort and should be very loose barring something very unforeseen happening in the race........see yah

1  Dice Flavor   likely to get a good distant chase position saving ground with Mr. Stakes aboard as in I'm magic in the big time races Mike Smith


race 4    slightly below average clarity

5  Town Belle   best on the Hollywood AW and best at today's 1 1/16th distance (2 for 5 at the distance/surface and 0 for 10 anywhere else)......solid race 2 back......might be nicely legged up coming off of a grass race

4  Upkept Rendez Vous    not much in last and takes an alarming drop......but Bejarano and his agent want the mount for the 1st time and the recent work tab hints at a rebound of some magnitude.........and the trainer sure could use a win

6  Cee's the Year   consistent sort is especially so at the distance as she has 3 wins and 2 thirds in 5 races at the distance.....that'll do


race 5    average clarity

9  Marine Fog   solid wake up in latest especially when it comes to showing early higher % trainer for the meet takes over......and the 6 year old gelding gets a major league rider upgrade.....plenty to like for this bottom level claimer

5  Bluegrass Reward   strong effort at 12,500 in last and drops off the effort 1st out after the claim by the struggling trainer Ted West.....bad claim ? or jump start for his barn......we shall see

3  Shediak   keeps stepping up the claiming ladder at GG and handling the tougher competition quite well.......steps up again........and owns an improved 5/8ths drill at GG since his last

1  Kuro


race 6    average clarity

5  Winning Rhythm   impressive late close into a crawl of a pace up front in last her in her 2nd lifetime start.....and the works since are vastly improved......rather sure this Patrick Gallagher filly moves forward again today and it might be the start of a winning rhythm of sorts

6  Smooth Talker   on the right end of the learning curve for the Tom Proctor barn.........and now we get a positive rider switch to Gary Sevens who still rides the grass awfully well at his advanced age

3  Ginger Tap   useful sprint AW MSW debut in last and the works since suggest it is full throttle today 1st at a route and 1st on the lawn.......three year old filly bred to handle both

4  Sun Kiss


race 7   slightly below average clarity

4  Mayan Eyes   nice win (12 to 1) as our 2nd pick in last 1st time as a gelding......he was on my list of horses who would likely respond positively to the ultimate equipment change......he did act up in the post parade so he wasn't exactly perfectly behaved.....last fits OK but he seems likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff especially if he settles done some more as a 2nd time gelding

2  Russel's Run   no support at the windows in last hints it was an allowance gimme to drop and go go go and maybe not be snatched at the claiming box today for $25K......if this scenario is correct he should be tough here

5  Lovemeister    moved forward in last making somewhat of a rebound and the effort is somewhat hidden........fits well here if he is in a return to better form mode

7  Cori Celesti


race 8    slightly above average clarity

5  Et Tu Walker   loves the 6F configuration on the grass at Hollywood.......and he has such a smooth way of going on the is a pleasure to watch him run sprinting on the green carpet.....hope it continues today

1  El Mirage King    impressive run off of the 16 month hiatus from racing in his last.......showed stout early gas and still only got beat by 1 1/2L by our top pick.......some shot if repeats last.......solid shot if he manages to move forward

6  Sirocco Strike   blocked in last or could have won this alw condition in last......might have something left in the tank for today being blocked and all in last..........very strong race 2 back and it also wasn't the best of trips

2  Smug


race 9    average clarity

4  Charlie Thomas   mc debut was a useful effort especially considering trainer Melody Conlon has popped with 5 of her last 10 races with 2nd time starters

3  B. B.'s Bandman   broke slowly in mc debut last and then showed show life......should fit fine today if this colt learned from his maiden debut experience

7  Tizouttasight    maiden first starter is working up to snuff for Craig Dollase and he is using his go to rider of late in Edwin Maldonado

6  Mosso

9  Lapua

5  Exponentially



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