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Hollywood for Saturday 7 December 2013


Decent card again today. Sure hope the rain stays away or light enough not to influence the racing surfaces.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Warren's Joe T.   rider upgrade (app. to meets top gun) and for an improving Gutierrez runner.......seems like he ought to sit close to the front in a race without much pace and save ground at least into turn 1 and that is half the battle .

5  Gallant Charm   consistent route runner on any surface and he sure seems likely to sit first or 2nd in an affair that seems set for those close up early

1  Perfect Jersey   Matt Chew has had one of his better meetings in many a moon with almost everything firing to some degree that he has been put on the track........might keep the ball rolling with this gelding who seems to be rebounding and might fell good coming of a turf race at Tup

3  Crestatorre


race 2    slightly above average clarity

5  Melatonin   better than par in last this colt's 2nd lifetime start........reassuring 5F work since.........major league rider upgrade for today......that'll do

1  Chitu    very solid work regiment for this Bob Baffert 1ster.........and Baffert/Garcia sure are one hot trainer/rider combo once again  

7  The Admiral   another well worked Baffert first timer who has been out worked by his barn mate multiple times but still seems dangerous as mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters and all three were Stakes winners

8  Relatime Time


race 3    average clarity   (if off the turf  3-4-5-2)

4  Golden Production   seems like a good claim by Miller as this filly has won by daylight in her last two turf sprints and her last is quite a bit better than par when you adjust for being wide.......repeat of the effort would make her awfully tough here

3  Winding Way   another coming off a solid sprint grass race........seems likely to get a nice stalk position behind our 4th pick......cut back of 1/2 furlong also seems like a positive

5  Kinz Funky Monkey   was on the improve with each and every race until tossed a clunker in last on 1 Sept........plenty of time off to right the ship and a good regiment suggests Eurton has done just that......and he gets 1st timer Rosario

1  Blues and Silvers


race 4    below average clarity

4  Firendesire   solid efforts 3 and 4 races so efforts in last two but drops two levels which is similar to her last victory which was on 6 Oct........cut back of 1/2 furlong seems like a plus

1  Warren's Judy   par like effort in last......fits fine if she can repeat the effort...........hasn't been too hot at producing back to back good efforts but it is a good sign that Bejarano sticks around

8  Mextaxa   best on the Bhp synthetic and most likely the last opportunity to take advantage of her favorite 5F work 6 days ago hints trainer Eddie Truman is all business today as he should be

3  Cassandra Lynne


race 5    average clarity   (if off the turf   8-7-4-3-6)

8  Miraglo     powerful 2nd lifetime start for this Canani two-year-old running 3rd in a mile grass affair at Hollywood despite being caught wide throughout........Martin Garcia will be out to make amends  

7  I'll Have A Wrap   on the right end of the learning curve and owns some early gas in a field that lacks the commodity.......should be in it from the get go with the meets leading rider in the saddle

4 Number Five   nice 6 1/2 furlong turf tune-up for this Richard Mandella baby.........finished up very well from too far out of it........nice endurance building works since.......seems all set to strut his stuff 1st ever going a route on the lawn

6  Pantera Rojo


race 6    average clarity

6  Arethusa   ultra impressive 1st ever at a route in her last.........Eoin Harty brings his youngster's around slowly so my guess is this filly can show even more today in her 3rd lifetime start

8  Roselind   ridiculous pace up front set things up for the late runners which helped Rosalind nearly upset in the B C........but the time she ran was faster than the B C Juv. Colts........consistent McPeek runner has handled 4 vastly different surfaces so I doubt the Bhp AW will be a hindrance

5  Untapable    Grade 2 winner two back had no shot in last with a troubled trip....... so.......Napranik wised eased up in the B C race.......1st on the AW for this Asmussen runner but sure is bred fine to handle it

2  Taste Like Candy


race 7    average clarity   (if off the turf 2-5-6-8-3)

2  Kathleen Rose   on the right end of the learning curve.........wired in a turf sprint in latest and she got away with a lackluster pace.......solid likelihood of plenty left in the tank for today

7  Akiss Forarose   strong grass figs in 3 of last 4 turf races........would have been top pick if it wasn't for a slight tendency to hang in the stretch

8  Krazypapaya    nice layoff run on the grass in last for this hard trying individual.......strong late finish considering the pedestrian pace being set up front

3  Marina Del Heat

Long-shot consideration   4  Flaxen Maiden  seems best at one mile on the grass.......needs to bring "A game" as she did 2 races back.....upset chance if she brings it


race 8    slightly above average clarity

3  Fiftyshadesofhay   Baffert filly sure has run well versus quite a bit better......and is working exceptionally well even by Baffert standards......should be mighty tough here

2  Warren's Veneda   Lewis three year old filly has never been better and very deservedly gets a shot at some black type in this Grade 2 affair.......great recent work of 58:4 suggests she has never been any sharper.....not impossible to upset

5  Broken Sword   improving Hollendorfer filly gets in light and also gets a major league rider upgrade.....definitely will need another move in the right direction and maybe things to go badly for the top two picks to upset the apple cart

4  Spellbound


race 9    average clarity

1  Perfect Magic Man   good improvement in 2nd lifetime start and it is hidden somewhat in that this Glatt runner ran dead on the rail on a bad rail day

4  Artic Warrior   last sure looks like the MSW gimme to........drop and go go go in a low level maiden claimer in her 2nd lifetime endeavor

9  Western Seeker   bet hard hard at the windows in her last......and ran fairly well snatching 3rd despite a 4 wide trip....same of better seems likely today

6  Trando's Tremor

2  Bringon The Wain

10  Destino



Posted on December 7, 2013 at 9:06 am by richs · Permalink
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