12/02/2010 5:11PM

Hollywood: Star of Presence fails


Star Presence was caught in the final stride of Thursday's first race for 2-year-old maidens by Bluegrass Chatter, denying trainer Bob Baffert an opportunity to record his 2,000th career winner.

Baffert has one more chance on Thursday's card to win his 2,000th race, with Queenie Marini in the forthcoming third race.

Star Presence has become a money-gobbler for win bettors in his first five starts. He was sent off at 2-5 on Thursday. Earlier in his career, he was 2-1, 7-2, 1-2 and 9-5, with three second-place finishers as his best results.

Bluegrass Chatter made her first start around two turns on Thursday, in her third career start.