Gregory Wood's Whiskey Sour won for the third time since the start of the Fantasy Ownership Challenge with an easy score in a $5,000 claiming race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Nov. 2.
Trained by Richard Sillaman and ridden by J.D. Acosta, Whiskey Sour took the lead after a half-mile and pulled away to win by 6 1/4 lengths over J W Racer. He paid $4 to win as the heavy favorite and covered the seven furlongs on a track rated fast in 1:27.57.
The $5,940 winner's share of the $10,000 purse moved Whiskey Sour from 12th in the contest standings into the top 10 where he sits in 10th-place. The 5-year-old gelding by Scipion is based at Laurel Park.
On Nov. 3 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Old Coach Farm's San Cristo easily won a $5,000 claiming event by 3 3/4 lengths at 9-1 for trainer Mike Gorham and jockey Augusto Marin. It was the 8-year-old horse's first tally in the Fantasy Ownership Challenge.
San Cristo earned $6,300 from the $10,920 purse to push his contest earnings to $12,940.