04/28/2013 8:24PM

Hollywood Park: Bejarano remains white-hot aboard Halo Dolly in Wilshire

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Rafael Bejarano won four more races Sunday, including the Wilshire Handicap aboard Halo Dolly.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer were at it again at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.

A day after teaming to win two stakes on Saturday, Bejarano and Hollendorfer won Sunday’s top race, the $100,500 Wilshire Handicap for fillies and mares on turf with Halo Dolly.

Sent off as the second choice, Halo Dolly ($8) was always near the pace, took the lead in early stretch, and won by 1 1/2 lengths over 14-1 Long Face for her first win since the Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields last October.

Halo Dolly had an ideal trip, finishing a mile in 1:34.18.

“What did you expect?” said Hollendorfer’s assistant, Dan Ward. Bejarano “gives them a good trip.”

Bejarano had four wins on Sunday, the second time he has done so in the last three days. He won three races on Saturday, four races on Friday, and has 2,993 victories in his career.

Moone’s My Name, the 3-2 favorite, finished third. Moone’s My Name broke slow, was last in the field of seven to early stretch, and was as far back as sixth with a furlong remaining.

Halo Dolly, 5, has won 15 of 29 starts and $752,796 for a partnership. A California-bred by Popular, Halo Dolly won the Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar last September, the most prestigious of her eight career stakes wins.

She lost her first three starts of 2013, including a third on a yielding course in the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on April 7.

“This turf is firm,” Ward said. “Her only bad races are when the turf is soft.”

Ward said that Halo Dolly will be considered for the $250,000 Gamely Stakes here over 1 1/8 miles on turf on May 27.

 

 

 

John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
If RB is "white hot" ad he probably is what is Joel then - record at Keeneland and 5 count them 5 more winners at CD Saturday nite. Who is charge of DRF's adjectives ?