11/05/2010 4:37PM

Hollywood: Pender claims Gumption


Gumption, the winner of Friday's first race for $25,000 claimers, was taken by Mike Pender.

Gumption ($4.40) closed from fourth in a field of five to win by 1 1-4 lengths over Samba School, the 8-5 second choice in the betting. Gumpton ran 7 1-2 furlongs in 1:29.89, his first win of 2010 in his eighth start.

The victory ended a 16-race losing streak for trainer Bruce Headley dating back to the Fairplex Park meeting.