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Hollywood for Sunday 14 July 2013


Good closing day race card at Hollywood Park.

Surf meets the turf starts on Wednesday.

Post time 2 p.m. Pacific.


Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Metaxa   strong forward move in latest with 1st time Bejarano........well placed to win and Bejarano remains aboard........repeat of her last will be tough here

4  Tiz The Route    off since Feb but training up to snuff.....last effort at her favorite track Hollywood run 3 races back is quite strong running 3 wide close to a stout pace and still won by more than 2

5  Ghost N Your Heart   deep closer is "pace dependent" and should come flying late if the fractions are a little stronger than average......seems like a 50/50 proposition that they mightl be here


race 2    average clarity

5  Brandon's Princess    cut back in distance should help quite a bit.......but still she might need a rebound of sorts to her debut effort 3 back

9  Spring Sarah   not much on the grass in her last 2 races....doubt she cares for it much.....back to the Bhp AW and back to apprentice Perez up......that ought to put her back in the hunt for the circle of joy

1  Jeanne Marini   not much in two lifetime races but takes that magical plunge out of MSW racing to the bottom mc level and trains as if she is doing rather well

4  Huera Bonita

Long-shot possibilities:   6  Cardinal N Gold   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start and 1st time on Lasix.......back in short rest combined with 1/2 furlong less to run seems likely to help her speed stick around much longer today at a big price


race 3    slightly above average clarity

1  Midnight Lady   won for fun in maiden debut on the AW........good work regiment since.......1st on the sod but bred to handle it......decent shot to make it 2 for 2 lifetime

2  Lil Barbie Doodle   lead type only might get what she needs here and if she does she should be a formidable opponent

3  Unseen Visitor   solid win on the AW in last......and handles the sod just fine......seems to respond to Maldonado in the saddle and he remains aboard today


race 4    slightly below average clarity

6  Sparkling Style   all 3 lifetime wins are at Hollywood on the main track and this is the last chance to run on the Hol AW till fall......combine that with only 11 lifetime starts for this 5 year old runner tells me this significant drop down in claiming makes sense as opposed to "claim me please" scenario

5  Tribal Peace   unsettled some in last and a bit wide and still almost won her last.......little better trip today can put her in the winners circle

1  Firendesire    just keeps getting better........and better.......and better........and......


race 5    above average clarity

2  Marketing Mix   one of the very best turf female runners in the good old U S of A.......1st at the marathon 1 1/2 mile distance but bred fine to handle it

1  Dhaamer   3 for 3 at Hollywood and all three races were at today's 1 1/2 mile grass distance.....that'll do

5  Hawk's Eye   BRZ invader has run some nice efforts in Grade 1 races but will still need lifetime best today to handle top two choices........A. C. Avilia has improved and upset the apple cart with imports in the past


race 6    average clarity

5  Indian Spirit   wide trip on an inside day hides a vastly improved effort in his last.....and training great since.......same or better seems likely this afternoon with the hot riding app. in the irons

7  Divine Notion   nowheresville in lone race back in Nov......drops from mdn$100K to mdn$20K and he returns under the guidance of a new trainer...... and that conditioner Mike Puype has been on fire

6  Teton County   good looking work tab for this Bobby Grayson 1ster......and Grayson is capable with maiden claimers 1st time out of the box......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters

3  Luckbox Sam


race 7    slightly above average clarity

8  Ethnic Dance   very powerful effort/fig in 1st ever on the sod in last......and a super set of drills since.......same or better likely this afternoon

2  Volkonsky   acted up in last quite a bit and still managed to run 2nd on the grass at this level.....big threat here if new jock Talamo can get him to settle down during the warm-up this time around

7  Elusive Journey    five year old has fired fairly well in all 4 lifetime races on the Hollywood grass course.......still he will need his best ever to grab the win here if our top two run their races

5  Heat Flash


race 8    average clarity

4  Night Badger   can't handle eye to eye contact with another horse and surely appears he wants no part of chasing.....but he does seem to own the most early gas in the field and if he gets loose he is oh so much more dangerous

8  Indian Classic   best racing seems to be when this Palma runner is taken back off of it some and I think that will be the strategy here

2  Charlie'sboywins   six year old gelding often outruns his odds which is usually a sign of a very competitive runner

7  Hunger


race 9    average clarity

4  American Pride   quite a few 1sters in this field are flashing some impressive a.m. work but none quite like the stellar work tab of this Bob Baffert 1st timer........and nobody is better than Baffert with MSW 1st timers

3  Rum Point    O'Neill 1st timer finished his work regiment with 5 consecutive gate works which hints he is well meant in his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

1  Bajan   Callaghan first starter is showing some brilliant speed in his works and if he breaks and shows that speed today he has a good post for a 5F race

5  Decisive Mind


race 10    average clarity

7  Luckarack   strong wake up 1st out after the claim by Scott Hansen........rider upgrade for today and owns an impressive 2 wins and 1 2nd at 6F on the grass at Hollywood

2  U S Citizen    has done little wrong in 5 lifetime starts all of which have been on the grass..........and he seems very likely to get a nice stalking position as he did in his near miss last race

6  Spirit Rules   loves the Hollywood synthetic and most (as in about 80%) that do handle the grass .....and if this gelding does handle the grass he will fit just fine here

1  Insideondoutside


race 11    average clarity

2  Dramatic Allen   best ever by far was the lone time this Gary Stute colt ran at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance.....that race run 2 races back if duplicated would be tough for others to beat here

3  The Gatekeeper   last was decent........back in short rest today and the only time this gelding ran off of short rest he moved forward

4  El Tovar    blinkers on and the equipment change sure might be the trump card for this colt as his recent a.m. work is markedly better......and of course the drop is a major plus

1  Life Rule

11  Saint Leo

9  Quick Cielo








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