05/12/2011 4:11PM

Hollywood: Fav starts huge pick 5


Desperate Measures ($6.20) led throughout Thursday's first race, winning the opening leg of a 50-cent pick 5 that drew a record pool of $799,629. The bet began with a carryover of $107,487, the first carryover since the bet was launched on April 21, the first day of the spring-summer meeting.

Desperate Measures finished 2 1-4 lengths in front of Meter Me Gone, who was followed by Takethemoneyandrun. The first three finishers were all 2-1, but Desperate Measures had slightly more money bet on him to win.

Desperate Measures was ridden by Patrick Valenzuela for Bill Spawr. The filly, by Lucky Pulpit, has won 3 of 10 starts.