INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The appropriately-named Allicansayis Wow and 19-year-old jockey Joe Talamo made a miraculous recovery to score a dramatic come-from-behind win in Thursday’s $50,000 feature at Hollywood Park after clipping heels and almost going down early in the stretch run.
Allicansayis Wow, last in the field of five at the top of the stretch, clipped the heels of Lullabytime, stumbled, but regained his stride under the cool handling of Talamo and struck late to win by a neck.
Talamo, who leaves here after Sunday’s action for Churchill Downs where he will ride leading contender I Want Revenge in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, looked ready for the part Thursday.
“It’s kind of instinct,” he said. “The last thing I remember is she was about to go down. She just gathered herself back up and went on.”
Allicansayis Wow, the highest price in the field at 9-1, paid $21.40, $7.80 and $6.60 while helping set up a Pick Six carryover of $63,471 when racing resumes Friday night at Hollywood Park.
Lullabytime paid $3.80 and $3, while the show payoff on Grace Anatomy was $4.80.
Allicansayis Wow, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Cry, was making her U.S. debut after winning one of eight starts in Ireland. The Patrick Biancone-trained filly banked $30,000 to boost her earnings to $83,706.
Rafael Bejarano and Tyler Baze each rode a pair of winners.
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