Hollywood Park : Do So Does It, Even Without Delahoussaye
Do So, the mount jockey Eddie Delahoussaye gave up to ride Risen Star in the Preakness Stakes, raced to an easy victory Saturday in the $79,700 Senorita Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Because of doubt as to whether Risen Star would start in the Preakness, Delahoussaye accepted mounts on seven horses at Hollywood, giving them up to ride in the Triple Crown race. Alex Solis took over Do So.
Do So raced a mile on the turf in 1:34 1/5, winning by 1 1/2 lengths, and paid $8.80 and $3.40. Pattern Step, ridden by Chris McCarron, paid $3 to place. There was no show betting on the four-horse field.
In the co-featured $81,750 Caballero Handicap, Motley, under Bill Shoemaker, ran down pace-setting favorite World Court for a half-length victory in 2:27 over 1 1/2 miles on the grass.
For Shoemaker, the victory was his 8,754th and his 992nd in a stakes, both riding records.
World Court took the lead at the start and didn’t give it up until Motley moved up in the stretch. Motley was coupled with Proud Cat, which finished third in the field of seven. The winning entry paid $6.40, $2.80 and $3. World Court returned $3 and $3.40. The victory was worth $48,000 to T.J. Curnes, who leases the 4-year-old colt from Nelson Bunker Hunt.
Delahoussaye could add another major victory today when he rides Judge Angelucci in the $200,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap. Judge Angelucci, who won seven races last year and earned more than $1 million, will be challenged in the 1 1/16-mile race mainly by Good Taste, Simply Majestic and Mark Chip.