08/10/2009 12:00AM

Hollywood Hit brings streak


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The speedy Hollywood Hit will seek his third consecutive victory Wednesday night at Woodbine in the featured seventh race, a six-furlong allowance for 3-year-olds that carries a $91,900 purse.

Hollywood Hit was purchased privately by owner Peter Redekop after his decisive score in a first-level allowance in May at Lone Star, for which he was awarded a 100 Beyer Speed Figure. He had graduated in March at Oaklawn and wound up second there in an April 2 optional claimer to Kensei, who has subsequently captured the Grade 2 Dwyer and the Grade 2 Jim Dandy stakes.

In his lone local appearance, which came following a layoff on July 19, Hollywood Hit wired a field of older $62,500 optional claimers traveling seven furlongs, earning a 96 Beyer.

Jim McAleney will ride Hollywood Hit for trainer Terry Jordan, a combination that is 23 for 48 at the meet.

The Reade Baker-trained entry of Bearcatt and Bear It's True has some appeal.

Bearcatt came wide from off a rapid pace to land his season opener in the Woodstock Stakes. He has since finished third on the grass and fifth on the Polytrack in optional claimers. Bearcatt is turning back from 1 1/16 miles to the distance of the Woodstock, and he has ample speed to run at.

Bear It's True ran hot and cold on the turf in his last two starts and is taking the blinkers off for this engagement. Both of his victories came on the lead at 2.

El Brujo is making his first start since finishing 13th on June 21 in the 1 1/4-mile Queen's Plate. He romped in the six-furlong Achievement Stakes after a winter layoff in April and followed it up with a workmanlike win in the seven-furlong Queenston Stakes.

El Brujo has been working quickly for trainer Malcolm Pierce, who won two stakes last weekend at Woodbine.

You Don't Pass got a 92 Beyer when taking his debut in June by six lengths, and he returned to finish second in a first-level allowance that was won by the upwardly mobile Bogue Chitto. Two weeks ago, You Don't Pass was all out to beat a sharp Flashy Yankee in a six-furlong allowance.

Heart of a King is exiting a front-running tally around two turns in the $99,000 Tall Ships Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, which was his fourth win in six starts.