12/04/2005 12:00AM

Proud Tower Too victorious in On Trust Handicap


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Proud Tower Too won the first stakes of his career and House of Fortune ended a 10-race losing streak in stakes for state-breds at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

Proud Tower Too set remarkably quick fractions and held off a late run from Jack's Wild to win the $101,000 On Trust Handicap. Ridden by David Cohen, Proud Tower Too ($16) finished 7 1-2 furlongs in 1:27.37, after setting early fractions of 21.56, 43.52 and 1:07.76. Jack's Wild finished a half-length in front of 9-5 favorite Areyoutalkintome.

The win marked Cohen's first stakes win at Hollywood Park. Owned by Tricar Stables and trained by Sal Gonzalez, Proud Tower Too has won 5 of 14 starts and $199,014.

House of Fortune led throughout the $99,300 Cat's Cradle Handicap for fillies and mares, setting quick fractions of 1:08.59 and 1:20.79. Ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, she ran 7 1-2 furlongs in 1:27.24, finishing 1 3-4 lengths in front of Western Hemisphere.

The victory ended a losing streak dating back to the Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks in June 2004.

Western Hemisphere, the 8-5 favorite, finished 4 3-4 lengths in front of Strut Your Stuff in the field of seven.

House of Fortune, who races for Arnold Zetcher and trainer Ron McAnally, has won 7 of 21 starts and $714,185.