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Home Journey Too Fleet at Hollywood Park

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A first out winner last month at Santa Anita, Home Journey was even more impressive in the $49,400 feature for California breds Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Facing eight other 2-year-old fillies, the daughter of Good Journey broke on top, relaxed nicely under jockey Aaron Gryder, then kicked away at the top of the stretch to prevail by 8 ¼ lengths.

Owned by GGG Stables and Russell J. Sarno and trained by Mike Puype, Home Journey, the 5-2 favorite, completed the 6 ½ furlongs over Cushion Track in 1:17.56.

Dismissed at nearly 27-1 when a gate-to-wire winner Oct. 13 over conventional dirt, Home Journey, who is out of the Came Home mare Goodtobehome, paid $7.40, $4.20 and $2.80. She’s earned $58,800 in two starts.

Well off the pace early after breaking from the inside under jockey Rafael Bejarano, Akiss Forarose, a 7-2 shot, rallied for second, three-quarters of a length in front of 5-2 second choice Sacred Delight. A debut winner at 24-1 during the Spring/Summer meet, Akiss Forarose returned $4.40 and $2.60. The show price on Sacred Delight was $3.


 

 

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