11/22/2012 2:55PM

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.