12/07/2005 12:00AM

Program has only claimers, maidens


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Nearly all of the horses racing at Hollywood Park are for sale on Friday.

On an eight-race program, there are seven races for claimers and one maiden special weight race over 1 1/16 miles for 2-year-old fillies.

Hollywood Park officials had trouble filling entries for this program, even though the track announced a 5 percent purse increase on Tuesday for the remainder of the meeting.

Friday's program drew 55 entries, including one five-horse field and four races with six entrants. The largest field is the eighth race, a maiden claimer for 2-year-olds that drew 12 entrants. Half of the races are for maidens.

The disappointing program comes just days after a weekend that featured robust programs and more interesting betting races.

If there is a feature on Friday's program, it is the seventh race, which is run over 1 1/16 miles for $50,000 claimers.

The race is led by Temptation's Call, who was claimed in his last start for $25,000 on Nov. 10, and Commanding Creek and Sanky Panky, who placed in their last starts.

, 3, is making his first start for trainer Peter Miller. Since the claim, Temptation's Call has worked steadily at San Luis Rey Downs.

A gelding, Temptation's Call has won 2 of 4 starts, with both wins coming in routes. He beat maiden claimers over 1 1/8 miles at Del Mar on Aug. 29.

In his last start, Temptation's Call led throughout, drawing off late to win by five lengths as the 5-2 favorite. That performance, combined by the potential for an easy lead, will draw bettors to Temptation's Call.

will attract support, and may go favored. Trained by Jose Silva, Commanding Creek has run exclusively on turf over the last seven months.

A 5-year-old gelding, Commanding Creek has won four races this year, including an allowance race at Del Mar in September and a $40,000 claimer over a mile at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting on Oct. 22. He has turned out to be a very productive claim since Silva took him for $40,000 in June.

are capable of winning.

Roy Jones beat $40,000 claimers at Santa Anita on Sept. 28 and finished a close fourth at the $50,000 level on Oct. 27. Ron McAnally, whose stable is in the midst of a strong run, trains Roy Jones.

Sanky Panky was second against $40,000 claimers on Nov. 9.