Blackstone Street Racing's Colony Strike, an 8-year-old warhorse by Smart Strike, won for the 11th time in 33 career starts at Delaware Park July 7 and moved up in the Fantasy Ownership Challenge standings.
Ridden by Carol Cedeno for trainer Michael Catalano Jr., Colony Strike was kept closer to the pace than usual, made his bid for the lead on the far turn and held clear to the finish. He covered the one mile and 70 yards in 1:43.47 on a fast track.
Colony Strike earned $7,200 of the $12,000 purse to push his contest earnings to $23,378. That places him 10th in the standings of about 40 Challenge horses.
Catalano claimed Colony Strike for $4,500 at Laurel Park March 18, first day of the Challenge. He ran second that day, and since that has two wins, a second, and a third.