Second Batallion closed well to win the 9th at Charles Town. Let’s see how the race played out by revisiting the questions from the race preview.
Q: How is the track playing tonight — are horses able to close? If they are, then Second Battalion looms large.
A: Horses were able to close on the track (if good enough) all night. Hiraldo had Second Battalion a bit closer at the start, which helped. It was a good ride on a fair track.
Q: Can Dunkelberger make a difference on Huggy Boy?
A: Not really. Huggy Boy did make up some ground in the middle of the race, but wasn’t involved and was well-beaten.
Q: Will Readysetketch show more stamina in his 4th start since the layoff?
A: Not so much. He was sharp and winging it on the lead. Perhaps a bit more rating would have left more for the stretch, but he didn’t have enough to hit the board.
Here’s the chart (provided by Equibase).