05/28/2011 4:47PM

Hollywood: Tricky start to pick 5


Many 50-cent pick five tickets have met their demise after Mark the Bench ($25) led throughout the first race and Lit de Bet ($12.20) snuck through along the rail to win the second.

Mark the Bench, bred, owned and trained by Joseph Brook, held off a late surge from 6-5 favorite Gab Power to win an optional claimer over a mile on turf by a nose.

Lit de Bet prevailed by a half-length over Park Time Luck, with the first five finishers in the $10,000 claimer over six furlongs separated by about 1 1-4 lengths.

The pick five pool reached $200,538.