Lamm grabs top claiming honors at

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comLamm, a consistent performing 7 year old, has been named the Claimer of the Week. Lamm captured the sixth race on Santa Anita’s Saturday card with an impressive victory over the Arcadia lawn in $25,000 company. Until the field was in the far turn, the chestnut gelding raced in fourth position and waited for the right moment to pounce on the leaders. With a perfectly timed ride by Rafael Bejarano, Lamm swept wide and launched a rally in mid course, eventually running down the leader about 100 yards from the wire.  Lamm covered the 9 furlongs on the firm turf in 148.03 and paid $5.00 to his supporters. The son of El Corredor has won on all racing surfaces and finished in the money 22 times from 30 outings. Lamm is owned and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who claimed the tough veteran from his last race, which was at Hollywood Park. Lamm is the owner of 8 career victories and has a lifetime bankroll exceeding $235,000.

-Art Parker

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