Caller One, winning the Los Angeles Handicap in May.

Caller One, winning the Los Angeles Handicap in May.

Surprise Entrant Caller One Draws Rail for Underwood

Trainer Jim Chapman entered Caller One Friday for Sunday's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park to the surprise of track officials.

Following the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I), in which the 4-year-old gelding finished sixth while sustaining a minor injury, Chapman said Caller One would be put away until next year with a defense of his victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen in mind.

"I decided about a half-hour before I entered," said Chapman. "Caller One grabbed a quarter in his last start at Laurel, but he healed up, looks good and is doing all right."

Caller One drew post one for the six-furlong Underwood and will be ridden by Tyler Baze under high weight of 124 pounds.

The field for the Underwood will consist of:

1 -- Caller One, Tyler Baze, 124
2 -- Very Caerleon, Jose Valdivia Jr., 114
3 -- Forest Camp, Chris McCarron, 116
4 -- Warum Nicht, Martin Pedroza, 114
5 -- Men's Exclusive, Laffit Pincay Jr., 120
6 -- Beaumes de Venise, Garrett Gomez, 120
7 -- Morocco, Gary Stevens, 122
8 -- Lake William, Alex Solis, 120
9 -- Tavasco, Mike Smith, 114