Posh Acres defeats small field

Last week at Charles Town, the track gave horses pointing for the Starter Handicap Tournament Championship on April 14 a week off. Nevertheless, there were still plenty of runners who found their way to the winner’s circle in numerous other events.

Saturday night’s feature was an allowance for three-year-olds. Figpenn was made the 4-5 favorite. Posh Acres was the 5-2 second choice in the field of only five. Posh Acres broke well to sit just behind Backinthecotton through the first turn and down the backside, while Figpenn never really reached contention and finished a nonedescript fourth.
Posh Acres surged to command midway on the far turn and went on to a two-length score. He is trained by Javier Contreras for owner Phyllis Susini.
Later, No Attraction posted a 47-1 shocker in an affair for $5,000 claimers. Owned, bred and trained by William Christmas, No Attraction sprinted clear late to a three-length score.
One Big Play debuted in sharp fashion when he captured a maiden special weight event for trainer Ollie Figgins, III and owner-breeders William Auslander and Barbara Graham.
Later, Dealer lived up to his role as the 6-5 favorite in a maiden special weight event when he drew clear to a six-length score. Dealer is trained by Jeff Runco and owner Coleswood Farm in Jefferson County.


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