06/26/2011 3:15PM

Hollywood: 1 Inquiry, 2 Claims


Connagher ($4.60), who was sent off favored, won Sunday's first race by a length over Woodland Flood, a race in which the last two finishers were claimed and the stewards conducted an inquiry into the start.

The brief inquiry focused on the start of River Echo, who broke slowly and was bumped by Woodland Flood at the start. The order of finish was not changed and the stewards ruled that River Echo caused his own difficulties. River Echo finished fourth. Connagher ran 6 1-2 furlongs in 1:16.89 in the $20,000 claimer.

Exclamation, who finished fifth, was claimed by Jeff Mullins, while Rummysecret War, who finished last, was claimed in a two-way shake by trainer Mike Mitchell.