Better Lucky, Unbridled Command win Hollywood Park

Updated: November 26, 2012, 1:34 AM ET
Associated Press

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Better Lucky won by a length and Unbridled Command won by 11/2 lengths to win a pair of $250,000 races at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.

Ridden by Eddie Castro, Better Lucky completed a mile in 1:34.18 to win the Matriarch and returned $72.20.

"My filly gave me a real nice kick and that was good enough to win today," Castro said.

Tiz Flirtatious, who finished 21/4 lengths ahead of Summer Soiree, returned $8 and $5.80 while Summer Soiree paid $9.

Meanwhile, Unbridled Command completed the 11/4 miles in 2:01.07 to take the Hollywood Derby. The $150,000 payday increased his bankroll to $469,040.

Ridden by Javier Castellano, Unbridled Command paid $16, $7.20 and $6.

"He just matures from race to race to race," trainer Tom Bush said. "I couldn't dream of a horse developing any nicer than this horse. He's really gotten special."

Grandeur, the 7-2 favorite, rallied for second place and paid $4.80 and $3.60. Lucky Chappy was a head back and returned $7.60 to show.

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