07/15/2010 7:20PM

Hollywood Park: Trouble does not bother Malibu Pier


Malibu Pier overcame traffic problems in the stretch to run down Come Home Lady in the final strides of Thursday's eighth race for maiden fillies and mares on turf.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Malibu Pier was racing on the rail entering the stretch when Bejarano had to grab ahold of the filly to avoid traffic problems. Malibu Pier was switched to the outside of Onenightin Beijing and Come Home Lady in the stretch and quickened remarkably in the final sixteenth to win by a half-length.

Trained by Carla Gaines for breeder B. Wayne Hughes, Malibu Pier ($7.40) made her first start on Thursday.