05/28/2011 7:21PM

Hollywood: This Rumor is true


Rumor, well-regarded since winning a maiden race on Dec. 31, beat winners for the first time in an allowance race over six furlongs in Saturday's seventh race, benefiting from an ideal ride from jockey Rafael Bejarano.

Rumor was timed in 1:09.68, outfinishing even-money favorite American Lady, who led in early stretch. American Lady, a sharp maiden race winner at Santa Anita on April 16, was second by 1 1-4 lengths, and finished 8 1-4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Hi Ho Yodeler. American Lady was near a quick early pace of 21.50 and 44.48 seconds set by Alaska Miss, who faded to finish sixth.

Trained by Richard Mandella, Rumor is by Indian Charlie and is a half-sister to the three-time stakes winner Dixie Chatter ($464,606).