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Kinski Is Victor at Hollypark

Kinski rallied strongly through the stretch and drew off from nine rivals to win the $24,000 feature race Thursday at Hollywood Park.

A solid favorite ridden by Terry Lipham, Kinski finished 2 1/2 lengths in front of Justoneoftheboys, ridden by Bill Shoemaker. Super Noble finished third another two lengths back under Eric St. Martin.

Kinski covered 1 1-16 miles on the turf in 1:41 3/5 and earned the $13,200 winner’s purse in the race for 3-year-olds and up. For the 4-year-old son of Nijinsky II-Royal Kin, the victory was his first in the United States since being imported from Europe.

Sent off the 8-5 favorite, Kinski paid $5.40, $4.20 and $4. Justoneoftheboys, a 19-1 longshot, returned $13.40 and $7.20, and Super Noble paid $11.40 to show.

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Carrying co-high weight of 121 pounds, Kinski was last out of the gate and raced far back until the field moved into the far turn when he unleashed a powerful move five-wide on the far turn.

The favorite gained the lead a furlong out and drew off under pressure.

Justoneoftheboys, carrying 111, took the lead from the gate but fell back going into the backstretch. He challenged again for the lead entering the stretch but could not finish with the winner.

Super Noble, carrying 121, found room along the rail entering the stretch and finished well to pick up the show.

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