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Hollywood for Thursday 12 December 2013

Next week on Monday we will be doing maintenance to our website and making changes as to the way it operates. We should be ready for racing on Friday the 20th (no racing on Thursday the 19th) and will post the selections early Thursday afternoon so you can get used to any changes. For those of you (only about a dozen) that we have had to email the selections to the changes should fix things for you. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly below average clarity

5  With A Miracle   very consistent sort on AW surfaces including the AW surface at Bhp.........ran better than par on the grass in latest for the same claiming price as today.....and I believe she is somewhat better on the AW.......also she seems to run well off of short rest........and 14 days qualifies as short rest

2  Only Josie Knows   good breaking filly and she owns a touch of speed......seems likely to get a nice ground saving trip close to the front in what looks a race that will pan out with reasonable pace 

6  Appealing Resume   10 for 23 on AW surfaces........been over her head in last.....back to a level of racing she fits

Long-shot consideration:   3  Freewayracer   October 5th and June 23rd races fit and this mare went off at 71 to 1 and 56 to 1 in those races.........nice series of 6 works spaced 6 days apart might have sher harp for this afternoon's race


race 2    average clarity

4  Street Choir   last two endeavors fit rather well at today's lower mc level.....and his last is a bit disguised running a little too wide and.........maybe more importantly this Sadler runner sat back off of a slow pace........not a good reassuring drill since.....10 lbs apprentice is off to a good start

7  Wonderful Union   not really that fast early but fast enough to be loose in this spot void of speed........and if he gets loose on the lead for the 1st time in his brief career he might get awfully brave and go all the way

2  Mikey T   consistent sort drops to his lowest maiden claiming level ever......most of his career fits very well here but he sure has a tendency to hang in the stretch

1  Awesome Prospect 


race 3    slightly above average clarity

3  Cinco de Mario   last 3 of 4 races stand out here versus a seemingly soft bunch.......strictly the one to beat if he can make it 4 of 5 

5  Sidepocket Champ   improving sort might be poised for another move forward.........toss out his only grass race as he had a brutal trip........looked fine stride wise running on the green carpet

1  Di Conti  has an abundance of early speed and put it to good use in his last two races versus weaker........steps up quite a bit but has never trained better......should be on the lead or close to it from the get go.....dangerous speed and most likely at a price

4  Crimson Giant


race 4    average clarity

2  Cactus Shines   exits a key race in his last running wide in an effort that wasn't too bad considering it was off a long layoff......gelded since the race and gets a jockey upgrade.........seems likely to show best ever today in his 3rd lifetime start

4  Friendswith K Mill   debut (which was on the conventional dirt) race two back with a better trip would crush here.....last on the AW at Bhp was a significant fall off.......drops to lowest level by far.........fits fine if he is still in relative good health and rebounds and handles the AW better this time around

3  Oh Brother Go   new trainer and he puts the blinkers on this colt........might be a very good move as the works are markedly better.......1st time running in maiden claiming should enhance his chances as well 

7  Showmeister

Long-shot consideration:   8  Top Hot Rod   Miller two-year-old improved in his last and it is disguised by a bad trip........will need another move in the right direction but he might be feeling really good for Miller for the trainer to wheel him back in 7 days.......and besides.......when do you ever get a shot to use a Peter Miller horse at a price


race 5    below average clarity

2  Mr. Lemon Tree   last 3 times this Baltas runner sprinted he ran a couple lengths less than par for today's level........only time this colt ran with less then 1 month rest he ran a close 2nd on the sod......running off of 27 days rest today and with 3 useful tightly spaced drills under his best.......seems poised for best ever today 1st ever sprinting on the turf

5  Pressure Time   Mullins 1ster owns a decent turf pedigree and is working as if he might be ready to roll in his MSW debut......seems like a good spot to be ready as this is a soft looking group

9  High On Final   useful MSW debut on the AW for this Carla Gaines three-year-old gelding......2 reassuring works since........1st on the sod but bred well to appreciate the green carpet

10  Stake Humor


race 6    average clarity

1  Rathbaun   seemingly a great spot for a new shooter.......GG invader is 1st time Miller and his new filly exits 2 consecutive very stout key races especially the last race (ran 2nd to Broken Sword in last and the "Sword" slayed his competition in a Grade 2 at Hollywood last weekend)

5  Ubelongtomemissy   likes the Bhp AW and handles the 1 1/16th distance near bullet 5/8ths drill just 4 days ago hints Sadler means bizz today

2  Warren's Flasher  consistent grass cutter had no shot in last as she clipped heels......1st on the AW but approximately 80% of those that handle the grass run well on the Hollywood synthetic.......trainer Gutierrez is quietly having a good meeting

3  Melanistic


race 7    average clarity

2  Indecise   very competitive in all her races on the AW and the grass.....away from the race wars since January but runs well fresh and R. Mandella appears to have her all cranked up and ready to roll

7  Flashy Ways   filly has been facing better and seems to need a confidence builder......and R. Baltas and company give her chance for a confidence boost in this spot......and.......the trainer is doing quite well with limited starters for the meet

6  Fanticola   another consistent filly who won sprint to route two races back......same scenario today.......Talamo knows her well having been aboard for all 5 of her lifetime starts......and Talamo has been getting the job done and is steadily catching Bejarano for the riding title

1  Silver Hustle


race  8    average clarity

6  Too Obvious   Jeff Bonde two-year-old-filly woke up with the addition of blinkers two back.......either one of her last 2 races might do the trick her.......her name fits here as her efforts are hardly hidden

8  Time Linda Goteven   decent maiden debut especially pace wise.....our top pick beat her by over a length but lookout if this filly moves forward........her ability might overcome the 0 for 47 at the meet Mojica .........come on Orlando

11  Miraculous Mindy   post hurts especially at 5 1/2F but this filly ran awfully well in her mc debut and the effort is disguised by a bad trip where she had approximately 5 1/2 lengths of trip trouble

5  Jogget  

3  Mudge

1  Notonthefirstdate

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:53 am by richs · Permalink
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