12/12/2010 4:41PM

Hollywood: Easy win for Robie

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Robie the Cat easily beat seven rivals in a six-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds on turf in Sunday's first race.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Robie the Cat led from the start, was never challenged, and pulled away to win by 6 1-2 lengths over the first-time starter Valuation. Robie the Cat was timed in 1:09.36.

Trained by Richard Mandella, Robie the Cat was second on turf in his debut in July, but did not start again until November when fifth in a maiden race on the synthetic main track. The ease of his win, when back on turf, on Sunday suggests that Mandella will focus on turf races in coming months with the Distorted Humor colt.