INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Diamond Duchess wore down 5-2 favorite Danderek in the final yards to win the $53,400 feature by 1 1/2 lengths over the boys at Betfair Hollywood Park on Thursday.
Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Diamond Duchess ran 1 1/2 miles on the turf in 2:29.94 and paid $22.40, $10.20 and $6.60 at 10-1 odds.
Danderek returned $4.20 and $3.40, while Falcon Rock was another head back in third and paid $4.60 to show.
It was Diamond Duchess’ first start at the distance and her second win in as many starts on the track’s turf course. She has five wins in 17 career starts and earnings of $77,458.