Innit Wins Honeymoon Invitational Handicap

Jockey Chris McCarron earned a belated stakes win at Hollywood Park Sunday, winning aboard Innit in the $217,000 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) four races after his mount was disqualified from victory in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I).

Innit trailed the nine-horse field while Blushing Ballerina set sluggish early fractions of :49.04 and 1:12.75. McCarron moved closer while saving ground and split horses before catching Live Your Dreams in deep stretch. Innit completed the 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.28 on firm turf, finishing a neck ahead of Live Your Dreams. Beefeater Baby, Karla June, Dynamous, Blushing Ballerina, O K to Dance, Golden Sparrow, and Allright Now completed the order of finish in the race for of 3-year-old fillies.

The win marks the first of the year for Innit, who won multiple stakes races in Europe as a juvenile, including the Premio Dormello (Ity-III). After finishing third in Serena's Tune's La Habra Stakes in March, Innit finished second in both the Senorita (gr. IIIT) and Flawlessly Stakes. She earned $120,000 for the win, her sixth in 19 starts. Innit (Distinctly North--Tidal Reach, by Kris S.) was bred in Ireland by Philip De Vere Hunt and is trained by Ron McAnally for owner Richard L. Duchossois.

The lukewarm favorite at just under 3-1, Innit returned $7.80, $4.60, and $3 and led a $1 exacta worth $23.20. (Chart, Equibase)