12/04/2010 5:27PM

Hollywood: 6 claims for 'Nickel'


Polished Nickel, the 3-5 favorite, could only finish second to Got Milch ($8.20) in Saturday's second race, but he was in high demand in the claiming box.

There were six claims for Polished Nickel, who was taken in a random shake by trainer Kathy Walsh for $40,000. Polished Nickel was making his second start, having been third in his debut last month.

In Saturday's race over 6 1-2 furlongs, Polished Nickel was at the back of the five-horse field to the turn, waited briefly behind fading pacesetters Fuerte Royal and East Sky and rallied wide through the stretch to finish a length behind Got Milch, who races for trainer Vladimir Cerin.

Polished Nickel was the subject of $72,915 of the $88,804 bet to show, resulting in a minus show pool of $15,971.