11/23/2012 8:40PM

Hollywood Park: Kindle leads all the way in Cool Air Stakes

Benoit & Associates
Kindle, ridden by Edwin Maldonado, scores a gate-to-wire victory in the Cool Air Stakes.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Kindle, a 4-year-old filly by Indian Charlie, won her second stakes in three starts in Friday’s $66,950 Cool Air Stakes for female turf sprinters.

Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Kindle ($5.40) led throughout the six-furlong race, winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Broken Dreams. Schiaparelli was third in the field of five.

Kindle was timed in 1:08.38. Owned by HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing and trained by Gary Mandella, Kindle has won 4 of 8 starts and $143,370. Kindle won the Bangles and Beads Stakes at Fairplex Park in September and was second to Broken Dreams in the Grade 3 Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 20.

Maldonado was unseated from his mount on the backstretch of the following race and taken to a local hospital for precautionary tests. His mount, True Again, was euthanized after suffering a knee injury, according to track stewards.

Maldonado was released in late afternoon.

In the same race, jockey Alonso Quinonez escaped injury after he was unseated from a stricken Warren’s Rocky in the stretch. Quinonez walked off. Warren’s Rocky was euthanized.