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Hollywood for Monday 11 November 2013


Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow veterans out there! Seems like a good card this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Noble Kent   very impressive in last.......ran wide throughout and still managed a strong turn move on the 2nd turn......earned a strong adjusted for trouble "Santucci" fig even at twice the claiming level for today......retains the apprentice rider who is 2 for 3 on the Puype runner

1  Senator Bob   O'Neill charge takes a logical drop and appears to be the lone speed in this 16K affair..........and the ever dangerous on a loose horse Maldonado is aboard

3  Cook Inlet   track has been a good fit in the past.......rider has been a good fit in the past.........gelding seems likely to be in a nice stalk position getting 1st crack to overtake the front runner and try to put him away and hold off the Calvary charge on Veterans Day


race 2    average clarity

6  Blameitonthecat   improving sort has running lines which hint she will appreciate her 1st ever running a route of ground.......showed solid speed for the 1st time in her latest........switch to Maldonado suggest they want to wire the field and they luck out and get a field lacking front runners

2  Elegant Trick   takes the ever significant drop out of the MSW ranks on Veterans Day and gets a significant rider upgrade to Bejarano.....that'll do

1  Strollin Home   showed some life after breaking slowly in her maiden debut........bullet work since in preparation for her 1st at a route.....bred fairly well to handle one.......needs a forward move today and likely will show much more is the variable

3  Raja's Rose


race 3    average clarity

1  Burns Turn   whole career suggests she is the one to overcome here........very wide trip in latest or likely would have won the battle versus better......claimed for $75K so being put up for $62.5K today on Veterans Day doesn't concern me much

3  Marina Del Heats   Barry Abrams is coming off of his best meeting in many a moon and might be able to keep the ball rolling here with what I believe is his 1st start of the Hollywood meeting.......filly is on the right end of the learning curve and has never trained better

6  Indygo F M A   very consistent Eurton runner seems at her best running off of short rest and that is the case today......slightly short on figs but not on competitiveness

7  Buckingham Bull


race 4    average clarity

5  Expo And Fig   solid 2nd lifetime start and it was at today's 1 1/16th distance.........and has trained exceptionally well since......very sharp.........but does have to take to his 1st ever on the Cushion Track AW at Bhp

3  Crucero   here's a hidden runner........wide throughout in last (with the one post) and was only 4L off a very hot pace.........that will do anyone in unless it is an outside bias which it wasn't.........Sadler smartly gets the colt out of maiden claiming and back into the MSW jock today to Gutierrez as it wasn't one of Joe Talamo's finest moments in the saddle

4  Secretsatmidnight   O.D. (olive drab) green in latest......wanted to go go go put Stevens restrained him and finally gave up and let him fly.....used conditioner might train the hard to control horse differently and bring him back a better behaved colt on Veterans Day

6  Wicked Finance


race 5    slightly above average clarity

3  Cervaro   exits a fast heat of MSW runners finishing awfully well and only got beat by a diminishing 1/2 length.......impressive bullet 5/8ths work combo of Sadler/Bejarano should be tough here

5  Proven Warrior   great name to run on Veterans Day and this fellow is out of a War Chant mare to boot.......trainer is cold but can get jump started here with this sharp three-year-old who dueled in last and still managed to only get beat by 1 1/4.....and we get a rider upgrade

1  Aqua Revelation   laid up Baffert turf runner is training as if he is all set to compete for the circle of joy......colt has a nice stalking style and a good post in which to work with

8  Mikey T


race 6    slightly below average clarity

7  Ranulf   might ONLY handle the Bhp surface and has thru 22 December to take advantage of it.....if this is correct (and I am obviously leaning towards that) he fits solidly here........if not he might be closer to last than 1st

2  Eight Stitches   on leave since since late Dec 2012 but training well and drops into claiming......sure fits well here if he is still 80% of what he was and he can score on the day for all our veterans

6  Broker Brett   steadily on the improve since the blinkers were added......just claimed by O'Neill and he puts Pedroza up who is 4 for his last 10 (7 for 10 in the money) riding for him

1  Moonlit Meteor

Long-shot possibilities:   5  Warren's Tyler S.   2 of his last 3 races are vastly improved and it seems like taking back towards the rear is the catalyst for the improvement......might be the last man standing when it counts the most


race 7    average clarity

8  Keldy   only mount of the day for veteran rider Mike Smith and that is often a good thing (as in wouldn't bother to show up for a lone mount on Veterans Day if it wasn't a "live" one).......sure looks loose on the lead and Smith is awfully good with loose route turf horses

5  Tiz A Classy Lady  late runner was compromised in last by breaking poorly (outer-most ten post) and running a little wide.......really kicked it in late......Bejarano snatches mount with Leparoux riding elsewhere

6  Flaxen Maiden   O'Neill runner has done little wrong in 2 lifetime grass route races with the blinkers on running 1st and a very close 2nd........sure out ran his odds in last crushing the competition at odds of 12 to 1........lookout if benefited from the effort which was run off of a 3 month layoff

1  Krazypapaya


race 8    average clarity

 16  Proud Boss   (good name on Veterans Day for anyone who gave his "Vets" the day off so that they could enjoy the day........maybe at the track) ever was at Bhp......needed last......route to 7F is often a plus and that is the case recent 5F work especially for today's level of racing

1  Tenkiller Kid   dropping out of the same route mdn50K as our top selection.....and like our top pick appears to appreciate the Bhp surface.....and gets Bejarano who is very dangerous 1st time riding for O'Neill with a given runner

13  Deception Free  good name for those who support Veterans with actions and not just words........last 3 of 4 fit and now we get a major league rider upgrade

11  Excessive Tequila

6  Anytime

10  Puerto Williams



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