04/24/2011 8:08PM

Hollywood: Pedaltothemedal shines

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Pedaltothemedal ($14.20) returned from a nine-month layoff to win a first-condition allowance race in Sunday's eighth race that served as a prep for the $100,000 Railbird Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs on May 21.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Pedaltothemedal finished 1 1-4 lengths in front of Big Tiz, who was unraced since finishing second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes last December. Hout Bay, the even-money favorite, broke slowly and was never a factor, finishing fifth.