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Hollywood for Thursday 5 December 2013


OK card to start the new week. Ugly day last Sunday. We will be looking to bounce back today. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Frandontjudge   appears to be a nice claim by Sadler 13 days ago as this filly really took to the Bhp AW running a close 3rd despite checking hard early and running wide.....and.........Rosario is up

1  Susans Express   maiden debut 3 back fits well here and so does the effort this filly put forth in her latest.........she veered one at the start and then ran on a dull rail for a great deal of the time in her one mile journey.......did well to grab 2nd

3  Wedding Note   broke her maiden at 1st asking quite easily winning by 5 3/4L........most likely she will still need more today but it seems logical that she will be fitter today coming off a "cruise control" victory


race 2    average clarity

6  Papa's Flashy Girl   way too wide in latest.....did well to beat 1/2 the field.........major league rider upgrade.......cut back in distance looks like a plus

2  A P Pepper   decent forward move in 2nd lifetime race in his last which was his 1st run at Bhp........back in short rest and drops one notch.......Garcia stays up......seems poised for a possible move in the desired direction once again

7  She's Flush   decent rebound in latest........race 3 back is interesting as this two-year-old-filly had a big lead at the 7 1/2 furlong mark of a one mile affair..............7 1/2 furlong race today (albeit a one turn 7 1/2F)

1  Strollin Home


race 3    average clarity

2  Nickels Wild   first two lifetime grass races were pace-less affairs with zero shot at making a legit final time / fig.........legit pace in last which this filly set.......excellent final time / fig for the level........trainer is win-less in 2013 but has the best in the money (58%) percentage for 2013 in the field by 12% or more

5  Serene Melody   improving John Shirreffs filly almost caught our top pick in latest and will be very tough if he keeps the improvement trend going today

6  Majestic Minister   bad trip in last hides a solid forward move........two vastly improved drills since........believe sitting on her best ever but still will need a better ride by Bejarano than what he gave this filly in her latest

1  Lakota Road


race 4    average clarity

3  Hobbits Hero   capable of setting significant early fractions which can put this two-year-old on a loose lead here as he was in his maiden debut 2 races back and with today's jock Mario Gutierrez aboard

2  Echo Zulu   consistently competitive sort especially on synthetic surfaces........versatile sort as well as he is capable of preforming at a high level on the pace or off the pace........trainer has had a great meet and he can keep the good times rolling here

4  Easy Topper   really came into his own in his 3rd lifetime start.......fell backwards in start number 4........given a little time off and reworked.......back to back 6F works to build up his endurance.......blinkers off........most likely to sit back some which can also help him finish better


race 5    average clarity

6  Lilly's Perfect   very consistent when competing on the grass at Hollywood (6 2 1 1).........(9 0 1 4 0) jock Rosario gets the mount

3  English Rhythm   consistent grass runner on both coasts......drops back to the $25K tag that Hess claimed this filly for......fits well here if she is ready fresh off of a 2 1/2 month layoff

1  Born Lucky   solid wake-up two races back 1st time with the blinkers on..........way too ambitious of a placement in last and/or a gimme.........cuts claiming price in 1/2 today and gets Bejarano to ride who was on this mare in her winning effort two back and not on her in her last

4  Mia Isabel


race 6     average clarity

5  Tax Enough   helloooo about a wake-up 1st on the Bhp synthetic.......vastly better in latest and it is disguised.....broke a length slow and ran 3 wide close to the pace......nice drill since.....most likely last chance to take advantage of the Hollywood surface 

1  Papa Smitty   vastly improved in 2nd lifetime start both final time wise and pace wise......and cut back of one furlong sure seems like a plus

6  Runaway Que   obviously improved in 2nd lifetime start and now this 2 year old is training quite a bit better.......seems likely to make a forward move once again

11  California Jade

Long-shot consideration:   10  Matzoh Ball Magic   goofy looking debut.....broke outward at the start which most 1st timers do when they start from the outer-most post........the goofy part was the turn where this gelding ran wide despite racing alone in the rear.....blinkers on today........lookout if they help him focus as he sure finished up well late in his debut 


race 7    average clarity

1  Lady Ten    two for two at today's turf distance and both of the races were on the Hollywood grass........laid up since last winter but Baffert sure appears to have his filly ready fresh.....highly likely to get a nice ground saving stalk position which she has appreciated in the past

4  Rock and Glory   3 wins and a 3rd the 4 times this quick Yakteen runner found herself loose on the lead.....and sure looks loose as a goose here

2  Moone's My Name   most of her career suggests she is the one to why not top pick you say? .......only 6 preparatory works showing off a long layoff isn't exactly typical of a "ready fresh" Sadler runner


race 8    slightly below average clarity

2  Reps and Warrants   very prolonged work series especially for an O'Neill 1st has tossed 5 winners from 6 starters.......believe O'Neill might mean business here.......seems like a wonderful spot for a 1st timer as those who have run aren't exactly world beaters

1  Market Notes   easily best of the 7 horses in the field that have started......retains the meets top gun in Bejarano......should be in the hunt for the get go

9  Rambling House   another 1st timer with a prolonged work series that has been tightly spaced since 6 October..........and one of trainer Dean Pederson's lofty stats is his prowess with maiden claiming 1st timers

4  Top Hot Rod

5  Tiz the Season

7  Short Sword






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