06/15/2002 11:00PM

Hostility claims Time To Leave


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Favored Hostility ($4.80) was hustled to the early lead and held on to record a wire-to-wire victory in the $69,675 Time To Leave Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Bay Meadows on Saturday.

Hostility and Solo Singer ran one-two all the way and battled the length of the stretch of the five-furlong race with Hostility holding on by to win by a head in 58.07. Third-place finisher Proactive was another five lengths back.

"That was a good race," said Dennis Ward, who saddled the winner for his son, Wesley. "I'm not saying they're among the elite, but those are good fillies."

Ward said he felt confident despite the challenge by Solo Singer.

"(Hostility) was digging in," he said. "The other one wasn't going to get by her."

Winning rider Martin Pedroza, who rides Ward's 2-year-olds in Southern California, said, "I kept after her all the way. She dug in through the lane."

Jason Lumpkins, who rode Solo Singer, said he was forced to ask his filly to run a little sooner than he wanted. He said there was no contact when both drifted out a bit into the lane.

"She was not quite good enough," Lumpkins said.