Silver Deputy Colt Wins Cradle
35-to-1 Deputy Warlock came on from the outside to defeat the two prohibitive co-favorites in the Cradle Stakes at River Downs on Labor Day. The bay son of a Forty Niner mare captured the winner's share of the $200,000 purse for his second win in two attempts in his juvenile season. Mighty, second to More Than Ready in the Sanford Stakes, placed under Pat Day. Personal First, who led until the stretch drive, finished third.
Ahead of only two others in an unspectacular twelve-horse field at the half-mile pole, Deputy Warlock advanced steadily to upset the chalk at the wire.
Article and photos by guest author Tom Sporney, the About.com guide to Home Repair