11/22/2012 3:55PM

Hollywood Park: Really Mr Greeley heads Baffert 1-2-3-4 in Prevue

Benoit & Associates
Really Mr Greeley holds off Super Ninety Nine to win the Hollywood Prevue Stakes.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Really Mr Greely, the longest shot in a field of five, led throughout Thursday’s $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, leading to a sweep of the first four positions in the field of five for trainer Bob Baffert.

Baffert also started Super Ninety Nine (4-5 favorite), Shakin It Up, and Z Big Apple, who finished second through fourth. Heir Kitty, a filly trained by Peter Miller, finished last after racing just behind the leaders until midstretch.

Really Mr Greely ($24.60) set fractions of 22.74 and 46.31 seconds under jockey Julien Leparoux. Really Mr Greely held off a late threat from Super Ninety Nine to win by a half-length. He ran seven furlongs in 1:22.84.

“He broke sharp,” Leparoux said. “I wanted to be on the lead. They left me alone.”

Leparoux said that Really Mr Greely benefited when he was able to put a bit of distance on the chasing pack on the turn. Really Mr Greely led by a length after a half-mile and by 1 1/2 lengths with a furlong remaining.

Really Mr Greely, by Horse Greely, has won 2 of 3 starts and $85,620 for owners Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman. A colt, Really Mr Greely won a $100,000 claiming race for maidens over six furlongs on Nov. 4 in his second start.

Vic Taylor More than 1 year ago
That horse that won this race should of been named: "IsItInGood"
Vic Taylor More than 1 year ago
I trust Baffert about as far as I can throw his refrigerator.
Rodrigo Dominguez More than 1 year ago
Shakin it up should have won... What a bad ride by Garcia... SHM!!! Did anyone see the filly Fiftyshadesofhay run??? She looked really good. Big strong filly. Defenitely one to watch...
kevin More than 1 year ago
Why was David Flores taken off shakin it up, i hope bob baffert puts him back aboard.
Lenny Mamola More than 1 year ago
Got a good note on ..............Shakin It Up
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
Always think it's silly that owners must run coupled but trainers do not, as if an owner would be more likely to control the outcome than the trainer. Not saying that happened here, but clearly they were to leave Greely alone on the lead and the filly was first to go and put pressure on, and the longshot wins. 0 for 9 on Breeders Cup weekend 1 for 4 in the Prevue.
Gene More than 1 year ago
They should have run this race as a betless exhibition...Baffert had too much control of how he wanted his horses to be ridden..It is too inside...
Jim Fields More than 1 year ago
BB has everyone scared off
Guy More than 1 year ago
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