Photo: Hollywood Park
Wild ended a nine race losing streak dating to the summer of 2007, rallying
late to win a $44,800 optional claimer for California
breds on Friday night at Hollywood
by Joel Rosario, the 2-1 second choice split horses in deep stretch and was up
to defeat 8-1 shot Pop’shandsarehot by a half-length.
by Benjamin C., Benjamin T. and William Warren and trained by Jorge Gutierrez,
the 8-year-old Lil Tyler gelding out of the Affirmed mare It’s Binnice won for
the fifth time in 39 starts. He increased his earnings to $415,850.
win for Jack’s Wild was his first since he captured the California Turf
Championship on Aug. 25, 2007 at Bay Meadows. It was also his first victory in
nine tries on the Hollywood
the mile in 1:35.21, Jack’s Wild paid $6.80, $3 and $2.60. Pop’shandsarehot,
making his second start as a gelding, returned $7 and $4.20. The show price on
13-1 shot Miguel’s Mascot, who finished a nose behind Pops’handsarehot, was
Tribal was a head back in fourth, the came Troubletimesthree, One Man’s
Delight, the 2-1 favorite, and Comoros,
who faded after setting the pace for six furlongs.
Tyler Baze and Martin Garcia had two winners Friday evening. Baze is second in
the standings with 48 victories, four fewer than leader Rafael Bejarano. Garcia
is fourth with 30.
Funky, who won the opening leg under Garcia, was the only winning favorite in
the Pick Six, which began with a carryover of $63,149. An additional $467,891 was
bet into the pool Friday. There were five winning tickets each worth $64,575.80.