11/26/2004 12:00AM

Hollywood: Dominguez scores aboard Louvain

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Louvain gave jockey Ramon Dominguez his first winner in California in the first division of the $75,000 at Hollywood Park on Friday. The winning mount came on Dominguez's first career ride for trainer Bobby Frankel.

Dominguez, a leading rider in the mid-Atlantic states, was making his first appearance at Hollywood Park. He is second in the nation in wins behind Rafael Bejarano.

Louvain ($6) finished a mile on turf in 1:37.19. In the second division of the Miesque Stakes, Paddy's Daisy won her third consecutive stakes.

Louvain was making her first start in the United States and led two other European imports across the finish.

Last early after a slow start, Louvain was kept on the rail by Dominguez on the backstretch. Dominguez brought Louvain wide in the stretch, ran down pacesetter Lunar Flight, and drew off to win by two lengths.

"She really performed well," Dominguez said. "She broke slowly, but after that she picked it up."

Royal Copenhagen, who previously raced in France, and La Maitresse, who was stakes-placed in Ireland in July, finished second and third. Royal Copenhagen was the 3-2 favorite.

Only seven of the eight 2-year-old fillies finished. Culture Clash, a maiden making her third start in a stakes, was pulled up on the backstretch with a cannon bone injury, trainer Marcelo Polanco said.

In the second division, Paddy's Daisy ($5.40), trained by Todd Pletcher, rallied from sixth to catch Conveyor's Angel and win by a neck. Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Paddy's Daisy was timed in 1:36.92. The first two were five lengths clear of Kenza in the field of eight.

Witten, an import from Ireland, and She Sings set an early pace of 23.33 and 47.66 seconds. Sixth early, Paddy's Daisy was urged closer to the front by Nakatani on the final turn. With a four-wide rally, she reached contention in early stretch.

Conveyor's Angel, who won the Hidden Light Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 27, led by a length, but could not hold off Paddy's Daisy.