Photo: Eclipse Sportswire
Making her first start for
trainer John Sadler since finishing third in the Grade III Wilshire
Handicap April 28, favored Moone’s My Name led throughout to win the
Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The one-length victory by
the 5-year-old gray daughter of Intikhab completed a quadruple for
jockey Joel Rosario, who is in the midst of a brief stay in Southern
California before he begins riding at Gulfstream
It was the 11th four win day at Betfair Hollywood Park for Rosario, who will turn 29 Jan. 14.
The nation’s second
leading jockey in 2013 – behind Javier Castellano – with purse earnings
approaching $21 million, Rosario earned his Thursday wins for two
trainers – Sadler and Peter Miller.
His other victory for
Sadler came with favored Frandontjudge in the first while he won the
fourth (Tosheen) and sixth (Papa Smitty) for Miller.
Owned by Batchelor Family
Trust, Moone’s My Name, who had come from off the pace in her first two
starts in the United States earlier this year, assumed command
immediately, set 24.16, 48.06 and 1:11.63 fractions,
opened up five lengths with an eighth of a mile remaining, then had
enough left to contain Dancingtothestars and 9-5 second choice Gulsary.
Bred in Great Britain by
Baroness Bloodstock and Tweenhills Stud, Moone’s My Name, who is out of
the Petardia mare The Manx Touch, won for the seventh time in 20 starts.
She’s earned $148,933.
In notching her first
victory since Oct. 6, 2012 at Newmarket, Moone’s My Name ran the 1 1/16
miles on turf in 1:41.55. She paid $5.20, $3 and $2.10 as the 8-5
Stretching out again after
trailing in the California Distaff Handicap Oct. 12 at Santa Anita,
Dancingtothestars, an 8-1 shot, finished a head in front of Gulsary and
returned $5.20 and $3. The show price on Gulsary
Hard to Resist and Lady Ten completed the order of finish. Rock and Glory was scratched.
Racing will resume Friday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
This will also be the
meet’s fifth Fiesta Friday, featuring food and drink specials between
2-4 p.m. and Gold Club members can enter to win a $100 mutuel voucher.