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Hollywood for Sunday 8 December 2013

Decent Sunday card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Artemis   very poor trip in MSW debut.........broke slow and ran way too wide........same effort/energy (and at least an average trip) should get the job done 

6  Fashion Plate   2nd time starter exits a fast heat both in pace and final time run way back in August.........preparatory works hint this filly is ready to roll......should be in the hunt from the get go

1  Crushed Velvet   Bob Baffert 1st timer is working well enough to be considered armed and dangerous in her MSW debut


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Amazing Hearted   two for two lifetime running fresh and his best is his maiden debut in his lone race at Bhp........Baffert five year old is fresh today.......likely to sit close up in a race lacking speed

2  Carbonite   recent efforts/figs aren't very impressive but.......3 for 5 on the Bhp AW.......and looks like the best early speed in an affair lacking the commodity and that my him dangerous

5  First Strike   consistent sort on multiple main track surfaces including Bhp.........seems best at 6 1/2 & 7 furlongs........connections will have their fingers crossed that more pace develop than anticipated


race 3    slightly below average clarity

2  Fulmerized   2nd time starter has already shown that he has the best early foot in this field and now adds blinkers......and he takes the ever significant drop out of MSW racing

3  Rocked Twice   trainer has the best win percentage of those with at least 5 starts at the meet........Owens/Stra have won 4 of their last 6 as a team..........Tup invader is coming off an impressive bad trip 3rd......adjusted for trouble fig sure fits here

4  Smiley Eagle   Jerry Hollendorfer has won with 27 of his last 80 maiden claiming first time starters which I believe is the best win % on the grounds for medium to large size barns in that are decent.........easy to call this colt dangerous


race 4   slightly above average clarity

3  Chips All In   tossed a clunker in latest in the B C Turf Sprint which was run in a very slow time for the since the race are improved......might just have had an untimely bad day........decent shot at a rebound today

5  Unbridled's Note   wide trip in the aforementioned B C race or could have won it........colt is 2 for 2 on the grass when racing at the Grade 3 level or lower........$100K non-Graded Stakes here

2  No Silent   loves the Bhp turf 6F configuration with 3 wins and a 2nd in 4 starts.....last shot to run on it ever in all likelihood


race 5    average clarity

5  Perched   talk about a young filly racing over her head too long with 5 of her 6 lifetime races being Stakes finish was in her lone MSW run......a 2nd......maiden 50K today........finally placed where she can compete.....? is....... is it too late as this is her 7th start as two year old 

4  Exotic Behavior   sharp recent work hints this Baffert MSW drop down means business 1st time in a maiden claimer after three 3rd's in 6 attempts at the MSW level

6  Senza Fina   bad trip on the turf at a route in latest hides a move our top two picks drops into maiden claiming for the 1st time in this his 3rd lifetime recent 4F bullet work on the Bhp AW hints he will handle his 1st ever main track race just fine

2  Hey Pretty Girl


race 6    average clarity

3  Anita Marie   Hollendorfer might have the trump card for this filly as he sure got a strong effort from her 1st out after the claim and now raises her up two levels........1 for 1 on the grass running at the distance of 1 1/16th

5  Blazen All Star   last 5 races turf or AW fit fine at today's level of racing and competition......and the drop into claiming is a logical one

6  Tebowing   Canani is fairly stout at improving grass horses that he claims thru the years......and he has won his last 6 in a row when he drops a horse coming off of a win.......yikes

7  Sweat Tess


race 7    average clarity

2  Wired for Fun   2 of 7 lifetime races fit fine here so the question is what do we get today?...... recent works have never been top effort seems likely to be in the pun intended

1  Magic Spot   wide trip in MSW debut......then was close to a hot pace in 2nd lifetime endeavor.........continues to work like a horse with some talent......and I like they Espinoza sticks with filly for the 3rd straight time

3  Ipolita   Ellis does poorly with MSW (likely by design) 1st timers but this two-year-old filly is training too hard to be ignored

7  Shakeitupbetty


race 8    average clarity

6  Madre Luna   filly will need her "A game" to take this affair but......she has the best looking preparatory work regiment for Canani in many a moon.....believe very meant and ready

1  Bright Town   broke maiden by 9 3/4 lengths and did it running outside on an good inside day...... and was close to the pace.........adjusted for trouble fig is quite a bit better than par for today's much higher level......1st on the grass is the ? mark.....decent pedigree for it

2  This Means War   away for over 15 months but training as if she has returned ready fresh.....whole career fits well here including her lone run on the sod which was a winning effort

5  Possible

Long-shot consideration:   4  J Louie   runs fine with 6 to 8 weeks off which is the case today.....race 2 back is her lone grass race and it was impressive as she ran a 2 1/4 beaten length 3rd despite steadying at the start and running quite wide


race 9    average clarity

7  Appealing Tale   believe the connections now realize this colt is best running a route of ground.........ran an awfully good 2nd in last as it was a very strong field of 6 in his last.....last fits big......might fall off a little but that might all still be good enough

1  Little Jerry   Baltas runners sure have been firing at a rate better than his decent (9 2 2 0) record would indicate......and he sure has this three-year-old gelding working better than ever......maybe because he appreciates the Bhp AW and this likely is his last shot to run on it's synthetic surface

3  Imperial Fortune   another who might be best suited the the Bhp AW........good post......good (great) trainer.......trainer's go to guy up......obvious factor for the top prize

8  Raised A Secret


race 10    average clarity

2  Pawn Shop   barn shows signs of waking up from a brief dull period and appears to mean business here bringing back this 1st out after the claim filly off of 16 days rest at the same price as they claimed her for.......filly has yet to win at the distance but owns a record of 3 2nd's and a 3rd in 5 races at the distance......good post and rider

4  English Puddin   claimed out of the same race as our top pick........filly has won the last 2 times she has run off of 2 weeks rest.......2 weeks rest today

10  Eltoninadress   most consistent filly in the field who handled 7F awfully well in her latest......that would seem to bode well for her chances of also handling 7 1/2F today

8  Ghost N Your Hearst

7  Long Legged Lovely

3  Unkept Rendez Vous

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 10:59 am by richs · Permalink
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