Photo: Hollywood Park
Temple’s Door, the lone 3-year-old in the field, won for
the second time in as many starts, capturing the $52,400 feature Thursday at Hollywood Park.
even-money favorite in the optional claimer, the son of Leroidesanimaux and the
Halling mare Chetak tracked the pace while saving ground, angled out for room
at the top of the stretch and went on to prevail by 1 ¾ lengths.
by Chantal Sutherland, Temple’s
Door completed the 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.25. A winner against $50,000
maidens in his career debut March 31 at Santa Anita, Temple’s Door increased his earnings to
$49,800 for owner Ingrid E. Truman and trainer Carla Gaines.
Temple’s Door paid $4,
$2.60 and $2.60. Porfido, the 3-1 second choice and pacesetter, returned $3.20
and $2.60. The show price on 12-1 outsider Victorian Prince was $4.20.
the order of finish were Foolish Comment, Balboa Bay
he had to settle for second aboard Porfido, who has now lost 19 in a row,
jockey Joe Talamo did have three victories Thursday. Talamo won the second with
Twodollarstowin, the fifth with Luckarack and the sixth on Full Deputy. The
last win for Porfido, a 9-year-old Chilean bred, came by three lengths in an
optional claimer Jan. 18, 2008 at Santa Anita.
was a single perfect ticket in the Pick 6. The return was $52,716.40.