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Hollywood for Friday 8 November 2013


Not an easy card to decipher by any means but rather interesting. Note: There is racing on Monday for Veterans Day.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly below average clarity

6  Air of Royalty   18 to 1 in an 8 horse field strongly suggests this Glatt three-year-old filly wasn't fully wound up in her MSW debut and yet she still managed since that July race but returns with a stout work tab.......well meant this time around

2  Autumn View   Mike Puype filly returns to racing following an extended hiatus from the ever was run off of a 4 month layoff........16+ month layoff here is a bit more challenging but the works are good enough and top gun Bejarano and his agent see fit to ride the returnee

4  Crystalline Indy   3 lifetime races......both on the grass are poor.....the other was on the Dmr AW and is decent and hidden by a bad trip......mid pack runner should be closing late


race 2    average clarity


4  Private Bounty   on the improve since Mike Mitchell claimed and put on the blinkers........up one level of claiming today hints the six-year-old is still feeling good and he owns a decent history on the Hollywood synthetic

6  Guidopanzini   exits the same fast heat as our top pick.....did well to grab 4th with a bit of a wide trip........two improved works since.....two solid races at Bhp last Spring.......believe this gelding is sitting on a good run this afternoon

5  Zip Cat

Long-shot consideration:   2  Shoer Hugh   showed some life in his return to the race wars in a Sept race at Fairplex.........and sure has a strong series of works since on the Bhp the endurance building 6F drills to finish up his preparation for today


race 3    average clarity

3  There Is No Limit   trainer won two on opening day.......six-year-old mare is 3 for 4 at Bhp and drops a claiming level.......and we get a jockey upgrade to 1st time Bejarano who won 3 on opening day......that'll do

4  Vicki Victoria   laid up since 12 Sept. 12 but returns off of a strong work series and appears to own the best early speed......and fresh speed is dangerous......and we get a stout speed jock in Maldonado.

5  Toomanytomatoes   another O'Neill entry that likes the Bhp AW.......basically a route horse so she will most likely need some reasonable pace up front to put her in the race late

6  Joyce And Me


race 4    slightly below average clarity

5  Charisma Code   trainer is historically good 1st time in maiden claiming.........and........sprint to route to sprint......that is the case for both here.....handles Bhp and retains Talamo who knows this runner well

4  Oneandonlyloveman   1st time gelding today and the blinkers go on.......workouts hint the changes have improved this Bonde runner since his lone effort run back in April

1  Sooo Major   6 to 7 total lengths of trouble for this two-year-old gelding in his last his 2nd lifetime start......still managed a 2nd place finish.....trainer smartly steps him up 20K in maiden good as anyone in here and maybe better if he settles down and gets a decent trip from Espinoza

11  Prince of Paris


race 5    slightly below average clarity

7  Unseen Visitor   solid runner turf to likely was the tune-up to leg up as only grass can do (usually) and be at full throttle back on the synthetic this near bullet 4F work one week ago is reassuring

3  Sallyana   smooth looking runner always seems to be in the race when she can get contact to the front end of things and it appears she will the step up in claiming off of the shortest rest this filly has ever run off of........hints she is feeling awfully good

1  Midnight Lady   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races run on synthetic surfaces including a crushing 8 3/4 L win in her only race at Bhp........would high rated higher if it wasn't for her poor starts breaking from the 1 hole in the 2 times she drew the inner most post

6  Only Josie Knows


race 6    average clarity

6  Brown Boss   bad trip 2 back and still won 1st ever on the sod.......then got the trip from you know where and still amazingly only got beat for the win by 3L at today's same jock Bejarano likely will "give his apology" here with a much better ride

4  China Prince   improving sort in the a.m. and the p.m.......Craig Dollase runner seems likely to fire best ever today.......such a deal

8  Christopher Street   late runner is getting awfully hidden in that he has sat too far off of pedestrian paces in his last 3 races giving him zero chance to strut his stuff in the stretch........frustrated John Sadler adds blinkers to get him to show more early speed and not be in such a compromising position early.........solid drills hint the blinkers are working

1  Volkonsky


race 7    average clarity

1  Oliver's Tale   tremendous layoff run on the 1st of March 2013.......not too shabby on April 6th as if ready fresh once again.......low % jock in S Cal but he rode in the two races run in March/April

3  Imperial Fortune   lifetime best was at Bhp and this Baffert colt sure is working on the Hollywood main track as if he relishes a return to it's synthetic surface

6  Justa Runner   another Baffert colt who appreciates the Bhp surface and Baffert might want to pull out all stops for this colt to get a big race out of him as his conventional dirt ability seems poor......and following this Hollywood meeting it is a long time till Del mar and it's AW main track

8  Wild Media


race 8    average clarity

3  Sushi Empire   very solid (1st ever) turf race down the SA in last and talk about a wide trip........two-year-old filly was already 4 or 5 wide on the turn and then she was pushed out much wider......impressive to only get beat by 3 1/2L.......1st long but bred fine to handle a route and gets a good post in which to start her new challenge

2  Costamar   good speed on the main track and this filly should take to the turf on her 1st ever on it......Stevens should have her on or near the lead from the get go.....bred well to handle the further distance

1  Abide In Me   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races on the main track......handles the Bhp AW and most that do take to grass this affair if she does take to the green carpet

8  Exotic Behavior

10  Savings Account

7  Kazam







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