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2009 Hollywood Starlet (G1)

Date/Track:
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
2 F
Time:
1:41.96

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Hollywood Starlet (G1)...

Blind Luck was great today. For a seven-horse field, this was actually a race that you could crush. The key was Rose Catherine. If she couldn't hold off the mighty Tapitsfly (kidding) after a fairly easy lead over a fast and front turf course in the Juv Filly Turf, then how would she cover that distance on synthetic with Bickersons, who is a nice filly, right on her tail. I thought both were toss-outs, plus It Tiz, who looked overmatched. That totally opened things up and left only four contenders. Blind Luck and Beautician were plays on top of Miss Heather Lee, an improving Baffert horse who was overlayed at 19-1 on the basis of her 82 Beyer figure (the favorites were sporting 86 and 87), and Amen Hallelujah, who was a must use on the basis of her figures plus Dutrow shipping her cross country. The $1 tri wheel 37 over 1347 over 1347 cost only $12. I actually played a few more horses in third. I keyed the 1 & 4 in first, second and then in third on separate $1 tri tickets (caught it twice), but should have played it much harder. The tri paid $210 for a $1, which is quite amazing when you think that a 9-5 shot was on top. Not to mention, that in a seven-horse field, there are only 210 trifecta possibilities. Certainly, this had to be a lot more likely than 210-1.
  • cigar · This is the performance I expected in the Breeders' Cup... figures it comes a few weeks later. · 1580 days ago ·
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Sunday’s closing day pick six from Hollywood Park includes the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet. Blind Luck is the 2-1 fav, but will her patient style be as effective over Cushion Track? Same goes for Beautician. The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60’s. Read More
  • cigar · Ugh, Beautician... she killed my tickets with her runner-up BC effort. I needed her off the board. · 1581 days ago ·
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Amen Hallelujah's owners think a lot of the Florida-bred, 2-year-old filly. So much, in fact, that despite not having a stakes win to her resume, they will pay $20,000 to give her a shot at the Grade 1, $405,250 Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Sunday at Hollywood Park in California.Read More
This weekend’s stakes schedule is as light as last but certainly more consequential to next year’s Derby trail. The American racing world will be focused on the synthetic track of Hollywood Park as the CashCall Futurity and the Hollywood Starlet are run for late-season California 2-year-old supremac...Read More
Though Rose Catherine and Beautician each came up short in their respective Breeders’ Cup World Championships races in November, both will try to end 2009 with a bang in the $405,250 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) on Sunday at Hollywood Park.Read More
Harissa, winner of a maiden special weight race over 1 1/16 miles on Nov. 19, will make her stakes debut in Sunday's Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet, trainer David Hofmans said Wednesday.Read More
BLIND LUCK (Pollard's Vision), winner of the Oak Leaf S. (G1) and third-place finisher in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), worked seven furlongs in 1:26 1/5 over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track on Thursday in advance of the December 20 Hollywood Starlet S. (G1), the closing day feature of the...Read More
Amen Hallelujah, third-place finisher in the Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in her last start, is to be supplemented to the $300,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Dec. 20, closing day of the autumn meet.Read More

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