Hollywood Star lived up to his name in first lifetime start Wednesday at Churchill Downs, coming from well off the pace to take the six-furlong long 2-year-old maiden special weight by a half-length and become the latest TDN Rising Star.
The dark bay colt is Malibu Moon's second TDN Rising Star, along with the 3-year-old colt Emancipation, who is a full brother to Malibu Moon's 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb. Hollywood Star is Malibu Moon's 14th lifetime TDN Rising Star.
After a rough start, Hollywood Star settled mid-pack before commencing his move with three furlongs to go. He came five-wide into the stretch and powered to the lead with an eighth-mile to run, comfortably holding off Bourbon Resolution for the win in a very professional-looking performance (VIDEO
Hollywood Star was bred in Kentucky by George Krikorian, who raced the winner's dam, Hollywood Story, a two-time Grade 1 winner of $1,171,105. Hollywood Star sold to her owner Albaugh Stable for $550,000 at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sale.