07/09/2005 11:00PM

Siren Lure notches first stakes


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Siren Lure, claimed for $50,000 in May at Bay Meadows, won his first stakes in Sunday's $79,500 Robert Kerlan Memorial Handicap at Hollywood Park.

The victory extended Siren's Lure's winning streak to 3, which includes two five-furlong turf sprints in Northern California.

Ridden by Alex Solis, Siren Lure rallied from third to catch 2-1 favorite Stormin' Lyon, who was trying to win his fourth consecutive race. Siren Lure won by a neck of Stormin' Lyon, who finished a head in front of Golden Arrow in the field of seven.

Siren Lure finished 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 1:01.82.

Owned by Stuart Kesselman and Tony and Marilyn Melkonian, Siren Lure is trained by Art Sherman. Siren Lure, 4, has won 6 of 11 starts and $166,015. In his only other stakes appearance, Siren Lure finished sixth in the Seattle Handicap at Emerald Downs in April.