BATTI MAN ($27.20) WINS THRILLER OVER 'SERMON
Batti Man and Brice Blanc were best in the Friday feature.
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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 17, 2013)—Unplaced in two previous starts over Cushion Track, Batti Man, a 12-1 shot, gamely held off favored Rousing Sermon by a nose to win the $61,170 feature Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
After battling up front with eventual third place finisher Congenial, who was only a head behind the runner-up, Batti Man was able to prevail over the 11-10 choice, who rallied between horses in the stretch after saving ground throughout under Rafael Bejarano.