Kalgoorlie runs to his odds at Hollywood Park
Darley Stable's Kalgoorlie was a short priced winner at Hollywood Park on Saturday, going off at nearly even money and getting the job done in a 1 1/16 mile allowance event on the cushion track under jockey Garrett Gomez. The 3-year-old dark bay ran as expected, even though the race was taken off the turf and the colt was trying a surface other than turf for the first time. He broke sharply and stalked the pace in third position. He made his move on the turn and wore down the leader in the stretch to get up by 3/4 length.
The Gone West colt was making his second start off a layoff after finishing a close second at Hollywood Park on November 10th going one mile on the turf. That race marked his U.S. debut after racing in Great Britain and the UAE. His speed figures showed that he was capable of handling the company in the U.S. and he did not disappoint.
"He ran very well," said trainer Eoin Harty. "He seemed to handle the synthetic surface even though he'd been run exclusively on the turf. He looks to have a bright future on either surface."
Kalgoorlie was bred in Kentucky by Richard J. O'Neill and is out of the Kris S. mare Fair Kris.