Photo: Hollywood Park
returned to California, jockey Garrett Gomez
directed 3-1 second choice Uh Oh Bango to a half-length decision over longshot
Bogie in the $55,730 feature Thursday at Hollywood Park.
victory was the first at a Spring/Summer meet for Gomez since he won with
Gothic Samurai July 18, 2009.
by breeder Triple AAA Ranch and trained by R. Kory Owens, Uh Oh Bango ended a
seven race losing streak Thursday.
his third lifetime victory, the Arizona bred
hadn’t won since taking the Prairie Meadows Freshman Stakes Sept, 18, 2009 in Iowa.
to pacesetter and 9-10 favorite Burj Dubai for most of the journey, Uh Oh Bango
got the lead early in the stretch and was able to hold off Bogie, a 10-1
outsider who was making his first start on a surface other than turf.
the 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track in 1:43.88, Uh Oh Bango paid $8, $3.80 and
$2.80. He increased his earnings in 11 starts to $351,612.
who finished 3 ¼ lengths clear of Burj Dubai, paid $7 and $3.20. The show price
on Burj Dubai was $2.60. One length behind the favorite in fourth was Cigar
Man, then came Kate’s Event and Dream Nettie.
inaugural Player’s Pick 5 carryover led to a record handle as players pursued a
carryover of $107,487 from Sunday.
additional $799,630 was wagered Thursday. There were 523 perfect tickets worth
$1,125.80. Consolations with four of five returned $19.30. The Player’s Pick 5,
which is a minimum 50 cent wager, has a takeout rate of 14%, the lowest for any
bet offered in California.
Pick 6, which had a carryover of $91,681, attracted $564,093 in new money.
Winning tickets were worth $10,321.20. Five of six paid $144.