11/27/2010 8:34PM

Comma to the Top makes it four straight with Generous win

Benoit & Associates
Comma to the Top, Corey Nakatani up, wins the Generous.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The vastly improved Comma to the Top won his fourth straight race, and first in graded company, leading from start to finish in the Grade 3, $100,000 Generous Stakes for 2-year-olds on the turf on Saturday at Hollywood Park.

Comma to the Top ($4), the favorite, was hounded during the early going by the longshot Divine Child, one of three horses in the field of nine trained by Doug O'Neill. But despite setting quick fractions of 23.62 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, 46.56 seconds for a half-mile, and 1:10.24 for six furlongs, Comma to the Top kicked away with authority at the top of the stretch and had plenty in reserve to hold off the late runners while completing one mile on firm turf in 1:34.77.

Comma to the Top, with Corey Nakatani aboard, won by 1 3/4 lengths, with Moment of Weakness, a 17-1 shot, nosing out European import Surrey Star for second. Underscoring the quality of Comma to the Top's performance, Divine Child finished last, beaten more than 15 lengths.

Peter Miller trains Comma to the Top for movie producers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, as well as Kevin Tsujihara, the president of Warner Bros.

Comma to the Top won the Real Quiet Stakes on Nov. 6. Miller said he will return in three weeks for the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity, a race for which he will need to be supplemented. He has now won 5 times in 9 starts.