07/09/2011 5:49PM

Hollywood: Diodoro doubles


Trainer Robertino Diodoro, in his first year with a Southern California stable, had his second consecutive winner on Saturday when Waltzing With Blue rallied in deep stretch to outrun Mr. Katz in a $32,000 claimer over 1 1-16 miles on turf.

Waltzing With Blue ($22) was timed in 1:41.66. Diodoro won the fifth race with Capt. Sparrow ($13). The $2 double combining those two winners paid $222.80.

Waltzing With Blue had an ideal trip under jockey Tyler Baze. Waltzing With Blue was well behind the pace of 23.64 and 47.05 seconds set by Sanquine, who was closefly followed by Gothic Samurai. Mr. Katz rallied wide to reach contention in early stretch but was quickly challenged by Waltzing with Blue who prevailed by a head.