05/20/2012 8:23PM

Hollywood Park: Halo Dolly completes weekend stakes sweep for Hollendorfer


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Halo Dolly led throughout Sunday’s $71,750 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-bred females, giving trainer Jerry Hollendorfer stakes wins on consecutive days at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Saturday, Hollendorfer won the Grade 3 Railbird Stakes with 10-1 Via Villaggio.

Halo Dolly ($5.40) was the second betting choice in a field of five in the Fran’s Valentine, run over a mile on turf.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Halo Dolly set fractions of 23.62 and 47.12 seconds, closely tracked by 3-5 favorite Sugarinthemorning. In early stretch, Halo Dolly drew away and won by 2 1/2 lengths over the favorite.

Camille C, who was third on the backstretch, held that position at the wire, in front of Secret Cove and Platinum Mine.

Halo Dolly was timed in 1:34.82. A 4-year-old filly by Popular, Halo Dolly races for a partnership. She has won 10 of 18 starts and $361,780. The Fran’s Valentine was her third career stakes win, and first since the Solana Beach Handicap at Del Mar last summer.

steve More than 1 year ago
was there......never in doubt, very nice run by dolly