Updated on 09/18/2011 1:36AM

Hollywood Turf Express preview


November 25, 2006
Hollywood Park - Race 4
Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (Grade 3)
6 Furlongs (Turf)
3-year-olds and upward
Purse $150,000

IN SUMMATION is on a seven-race losing streak, but he seems to have found his niche as a turf sprinter, and is capable of a nice outside stalking trip for noted grass trainer Christophe Clement. He chased a very quick runner in Fast Parade last time out over boggy going at Woodbine, and may be cycling to a top effort in his third start since April. CAPTAIN KURT wasn't disgraced in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile last time out, and he was closing stoutly in the final stages of his North American debut at Del Mar two starts back. He did very well sprinting in his native New Zealand, and will get pace to attack in the stretch. MOTH BALL parlayed a perfect ground-saving trip to a career-best Beyer when winning the Grade 3 Morvich last time out. His tactical speed should have him in the mix when they turn for home, but he isn't the most consistent runner in the world. OSIDY had done little wrong since returning from a short layoff, and he was forced to go around horses in the Morvich while Moth Ball skimmed the hedge. He wouldn't be a surprise. SHERWOOD PARK hasn't done much wrong in his short career, but this will be his toughest test to date. LAZZERI may attempt to shake loose in here as he makes his first start since January.

Selections: 1. In Summation 2. Captain Kurt 3. Moth Ball