Wilkinson ends cold streak with Hollywood Park win
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Wilkinson beat favorite Dubai You X Y Z by 1½ lengths Thursday in the $62,250 feature at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Ridden by Martin Pedroza for trainer Jeff Mullins, Wilkinson took the lead after a half-mile in the field of six older horses and never yielded, covering 1 1/16 miles on the turf in 1:40.72 to snap a four-race losing streak.
The race was a return to the site of Wilkinson's biggest victory, a 44-1 upset in the Grade 2 American Handicap last May.
The winner paid $5.40, $2.60 and $2.20. Dubai You X Y Z returned $2.60 and $2.20, and Temple's Door paid $3.80 to show.
Wilkinson, a 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, has six victories in 23 starts with earnings of $407,998.
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