Laffit Pincay rode the winners of both stakes on opening day at Hollywood Park Wednesday, clicking with Variety Baby in the Moccasin and with Fleet Road in the Askmenow.
A crowd of 15,646 bet $3.7 million. In 1984, when Hollywood Park had the Breeders' Cup, as it does Saturday, the attendance on the opening Wednesday was 17,472 and the handle $4.1 million.
Variety Baby, a 2-year-old filly who is undefeated in three starts, came on in the stretch to beat Deanna's Special by 1 lengths and paid $7.20 to win. Lets Fall in Love, the favorite, finished third.
In the Askmenow, favored Fleet Road paid $5.40 after beating Saros Brig by 1 3/4 lengths. Beseya finished third.