12/10/2010 6:32PM

Hollywood: Flashy win for Moonlark


Moonlark ($7.80) ran the fastest 5 1-2 furlongs of the year at Hollywood Park in Friday's fourth race, winning an optional claimer by 6 1-4 lengths over Stoneside in 1:02.66.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Bob Baffert, Moonlark led throughout, recording his second win in 10 starts.

A Lil Dumaani, who was near the pace early, faded to finish third in the field of six.

Moonlark, a Gone West colt, was third in an optional claimer over six furlongs here on Nov. 14. Friday's race ended a for-race losing streak dating back to a maiden race win in June. The colt was purchased for $625,000 as a yearling at Keeneland in September 2008.