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Hollywood for Saturday 16 November 2013


Seems like a fairly decent card for today and so does Sunday's.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Silver Hustler    seems likely to get the garden spot sitting behind the 1 and 3 who both will want the front end.........good sign that Stevens (who is very selective in who he rides) stays with the Kruljac runner for a 3rd straight time

1  Rock and Glory   lead type only had no shot in her return to the race wars in last.........stumbled at the start and rushed.........believe she has a touch more early speed than the 3 horse and might shake free early......but at what cost? 

4  Irish Presence    late runner with the light weight apprentice on her back might be the last one standing at the wire if the pace up front gets too hot and the race blows up


race 2    slightly below average clarity

5  Common Confusion   exits a key Bhp MSW race way back in mid July.......returns as a 1st time gelding and is working well indicating the ultimate equipment change has done him some good.......and he takes a significant drop into mid priced maiden claiming

1  Closet E   set a brutal route pace especially for a two year old and rightfully tired.....and now takes that ever significant drop from MSW to MC.......and Guillot historically is dangerous with such a move

6  Maximinus   on the improve with every start and now like our top two selections drops into maiden claiming for the 1st time......and gets a rider upgrade.....should be in it from the get go

9  Ke in Motion


race 3    average clarity

6  Saintly Joan   exits a fast heat of two-year-old filly MSW runners with a win........the 7F time run was approximately equivalent to the two- year-old filly $75K Stakes run at 6 1/2F that day........good pedigree to get the distance.....trainer has done much better than his 12% 2013 win percentage would indicate

1  Be Proud   on the right end of the learning curve and the excitement seems likely to continue for the connections today as this filly is coming off a semi-soft pace easy wire win.......should have plenty in the tank for today

4  Pleasant Miss   handles turf routes + ran well sprinting last summer at Bhp = strong route at Bhp this afternoon for the hot Hollendorfer barn


race 4    average clarity

7  Enterprising   last looks as if it was nothing more than a the one mile drill in 1:40:3 just 9 days ago for this Proctor colt who seems likely to take to the grass in his 1st ever on it

6  I'll Wrap It Up   on the improve with every start and now we get a significant jockey upgrade to  Bejarano......1st long and 1st on the sod but owns a pedigree to handle both

10  Life's Journey   very strong better than par when you adjust for trouble in last.........would have been top if this two-year-old colt drew a better post and had a higher % jock up

8  Miraglo


race 5    average clarity

2  Make More Money   very big adjusted for trouble fig two back.....last wasn't too shabby either as he graduated despite dueling on a slightly dull rail in decent pace......effort in last fits.......effort 2 back (with a decent trip of course) would be very tough to overcome

9  Hair On Fire   bet extremely hard in last much more than his past performances warranted.......but........she acted up in the gate enough that if my money was on her I would have canceled the she drops a notch

1  Coco de Carchy   6.5 lengths of trip trouble in last somewhat hides this Hess runner who should appreciate a return to the Hollywood synthetic where she broke her the step up a notch........a good signal she is feeling good

5  Puff Pastry

Long-shot consideration:   7  Sunland Vintage   trainer does well with limited starters........filly was claimed way back in March and has been absent since......returns with a solid work regiment and she is a proven runner when fresh.....hmmmm


race 6    average clarity

5  Lily's Perfect   boxed up on the back stretch caused her to loose contact to the front......flew when she got out of the box........6 for 6 in the money on the sod at 1 mile.....decent post and Bejarano sticks around and he will be out to make amends

2  Distant Image   should be able to get a nice ground saving trip sitting 1 - 2 or 3 by the back stretch.....good history running at the $25-$32K claiming range

3  Perfecta    another who looks if though she will be able to sit close and save ground......... tough 2013 earnings wise so drops to help earn her keep and place in the barn

4  Spiced Latte

Long-shot consideration:   6  Hero's Marine   kind of doubt she can win (same low % rider up) but this filly had a horrendous journey in her last from the 12 post with about 11L of trip trouble......she was beaten by was her 1st ever on the sod


race 7    average clarity 


6  Top Fortitude    solid drills for this Owens 1st timer who is out of an outstanding Az broodmare who has tossed multiple quality runners who have done well early on in S Cal......rider - trainer are 3 for their last 6 in the win column as a team (5 of 6 in the money)

11  Pimpernel   Baffert 1ster is bred awfully well to be a good sprinter and the work regiment hints he is ready at 1st asking

1  Anxious Times

Long-shot consideration:  5  Wrightwood    eventful MSW debut....... broke very poorly.....rushed some........and went very wide.....showed some life and the race was most likely a tune-up anyway.......good works since for this well bred $275K at sale Harrington colt


race 8    average clarity

4  Golden Production   seems like a good 40K claim by Miller........last 3 of 4 races run with Ellis as the trainer fit here including her last which was a win down the SA hill

2  Escape Act    6 lifetime races run to date for this Gary Stute filly........3 races on the main track aren't much......3 races on the grass fit fine since mid winter but trains as if ready to roll fresh off of the bench

10  Blushing Martha   best set of works for a Gary Stute (takes over from Mullins) laid up runner in many a moon......seemingly has the trump card for this four-year-old filly as she is working like a vastly improved runner

1  Pearl De Vere


race 9    average clarity

1  Krazy for Kugel   bad start in debut last and then showed plenty of running ability......jock upgrade for today.....ran in her debut as though 7F will be a good fit.....trainer has been waking up from the doldrums of late

4  Red Door Drive   takes the ever dangerous drop-a-rooo out of MSW racing......last two are not too much but debut 3 back is solid and disguised by a poor trip.....tough year for usually solid trainer Marty Jones and company.......sure seem due to awaken

8  Kylee's Star   seems like a very overdo drop out of MSW racing (only $17K at sale) earning only $8K in 7 lifetime starts......deep closer should greatly appreciate the extended sprint distance of 7 furlongs

3  Magic Number

10  Soul Searcher

5  Silver Gun Girl





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