2009 Hollywood Derby (G1)

1 1/4 m (Turf)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Hollywood Derby (G1)...

THE USUAL Q. T. (Unusual Heat) continued his hot streak in Sunday's $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1), surging to the lead in the stretch and drawing off to record his fifth straight victory. The Jim Cassidy trainee, who had just held off Battle of Hastings (GB) (Royal Applause [GB]) by a head in the Oa...Read More
Sunday’s (Day 13) pick six from Hollywood Park features the Grade 3 Miesque and and Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. Both races seem wide open with In The Slips the 3-1 fav in the former, and Battle of Hastings the morning line choice in the latter. Read More
Trainer William E. Morey goes into the first Grade 1 race of his young career with no illusions. Not only will Sir Al be a heavy longshot in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby today at Hollywood Park, but the field of 12 is unusually strong even for a Grade 1 event.Read More
Beaten in both the Colonial Turf Cup and the Virginia Derby by Battle of Hastings, Take the Points has since bounced back to win both the Secretariat Stakes and the Jamaica Handicap. This race is likely to come down to those two again, but I like Take The Points to beat Battle of Hastings this time as he seem's to be currently peaking a bit better than Battle of Hastings.
Starlight Partners’ Take the Points seems to have found his calling since making the switch to turf in June, winning two of four career starts on grass. The three-year-old Even the Score colt will gun for his third turf win and third straight Grade 1 triumph on Sunday when he faces 11 three-year-old...Read More

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