11/08/2004 1:00AM

Hollywood: Penny's Fortune hangs on


Penny's Fortune and Seeking the Heart turned Sunday's $62,725 Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes at Hollywood Park into their own private match race, running one-two for virtually the entire 1 1/8-mile turf race. The two ran side by side the length of the straight, with Penny's Fortune holding off Seeking the Heart for a half-length score.

Sweet Win, the 5-2 favorite, finished another half-length back in third, a nose in front of Belle Ange in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies.

Penny's Fortune covered the nine furlongs over firm turf in 1:51.40. The win was her second stakes score and her third victory in her last four races. A Storm Cat filly owned by Howard and Mary Lester and trained by Jenine Sahadi, Penny's Fortune has earned more than $160,000.