Courtesy of Kimberly Rinker, OTRF
Forewarned captured the finale, the $100,000 Best of Ohio Endurance, against 11 Ohio-registered 3-year-olds and up rivals, stopping the clock in the one and one quarter mile contest in 2:06.73 with Sonny Leon riding.
Owned by the Trin-Brook Stables, the 6-year-old son of Flat Out-Fortune Play, by Five Star Day picked up career victory number nine in 42 starts. Forewarned also has seven seconds and four thirds from 43 lifetime starts and now has $687,633 in his bankroll for trainer Uriah St. Lewis. The 9-5 favorite was bred by Preston Stables.
“He broke a little slow today but I rushed him up and was able to get a good position and with the muddy trip, even though I had to use all my goggles, he got in a good spot to win the race,” said winning rider Sonny Leon.
“This horse has run in Grade I and Grade III all over the place and comes back here and gets right back to business,” said winning trainer Uriah St. Lewis.
The hard-trying Wicked Warrior was second for Ricardo Feliciano at 4-5 odds, with 50-1 longshot To Win (Angel Diaz) getting up for third.