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Liaison wins Mervyn LeRoy Handicap

Updated: May 4, 2013, 8:46 PM ET
Associated Press

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Liaison beat Kettle Corn by 1½ lengths to win the $150,250 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-3 finish.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Liaison ran 1 1/16 miles on the Cushion Track in 1:42.79 and paid $7.80, $4 and $2.80.

Baffert was in California on Saturday after none of his 3-year-old colts made it to the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.

"He's improving all the time," Garcia said. "He out-broke ...

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