10/02/2010 5:30PM

Belmont: Winchester outkicks Paddy O'Prado in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic


  Winchester (9th, $9.40), far back early, swung widest into the lane and sustained a long rally to wear down favored Paddy O'Prado in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.

  Winchester, who won the Grade 1 Manhattan here Belmont Stakes Day for Christophe Clement, won by a length under Cornelio Velasquez after running 1 1/2 miles in 2:36.09 over a yielding Widener turf course.

  The 3-year-old Paddy O'Prado held second by a half-length over Grassy, with the mare Treat Gently finishing fourth in the field of nine.