06/23/2011 4:33PM

Hollywood: Roar Baby roars

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Roar Baby Roar, a second-time starter, was sent off as a heavy favorite in Thursday's first race for 2-year-old maidens and performed to expectations, drawing off to win the five-furlong race by 3 3-4 lengths.

Ridden by leading jockey Rafael Bejarano, on his 29th birthday, Roar Baby Roar ($2.60) was timed in 58.71 seconds. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Larry and Marianne Williams, Roar Baby Roar was second in her debut on June 2, losing by a half-length.