12/04/2010 7:59PM

Hollywood: Harty is red hot


Trainer Eoin Harty has been redhot in recent weeks.

The win by Gotham Devil ($7.80) in Saturday's seventh race, an optional claimer for statebreds over a mile on turf, was Harty's fifth winner from 12 starters at the meeting.

Harty has won with all sorts of horses. He won the Grade 2 Citation Handicap with Victor's Cry on Nov. 27, and earlier in the meeting won a maiden claimer with Indiara.

Gotham Devil had an ideal ride from jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who stalkled the pace and pulled clear to win by 1 1-2 lengths over Accelerant. Gotham Devil has won three of his last four races since winning a maiden claimer for statebreds here in May. Saturday's race was his first start since a victory in a starter allowance at Del Mar on Aug. 5.

Harty does not have any runners on Sunday's card. The next racing day after that at Hollywood Park is Thursday.