12/13/2003 12:00AM

Excess Summer takes On Trust


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Excess Summer scored his fourth stakes win of 2004 in Saturday's $107,900 On Trust Handicap at Hollywood Park, giving Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens a stakes win on his first day of riding since late October.

Excess Summer was always near the front. He disputed the lead with Coconut Mango on the backstretch, took the lead before reaching the turn and pulled clear to score by 3 1-2 lengths over Green Team. Trained by Jeff Mullins for a partnership, Excess Summer ($11) finished 7 1-2 furlongs in 1:27.13.

Kedington ran third in the field of 11, with Hot Market, the 2-1 favorite, finishing fifth.

Excess Summer has won 6 of 10 starts and $294,261. He was claimed for $40,000 at Santa Anita last April by his current connections.

Stevens was a raceday replacement for Julie Krone, who was injured in a spill on Friday. Stevens had been off for seven weeks while nursing a sore neck from a spill in August.