11/26/2010 4:59PM

Hollywood: Gilded Gem rallies


Making her first start since April, Gilded Gem ($4) rallied from well off the pace to win an optional claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs in Friday's third race. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Gilded Gem was timed in a quick 1;15.74, finishing a neck in front of 26-1 Church Camp.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Gilded Gem has won 3 of 6 starts, but was fifth in the Grade 1 Santa Monica and sixth in the Grade 2 Las Flores Handicap in two stakes appearances at Santa Anita earlier this year.

Friday's win suggests that Gilded Gem could start again in the Santa Monica Handicap, which is run over seven furlongs for fillies and mares at Santa Anita in January.