01/16/2011 6:28PM

Oaklawn: First winner back for Larry Jones


Trainer Larry Jones, who came out of retirement this meet at Oaklawn Park, won with his second starter back in the seventh race Sunday.

Backwater Blues ($21.80) closed well to upset a deep field of $65,000 optional claiming allowance sprinters. It was the first winner for Jones since November 2009, when he had turned his stable over to his wife, Cindy. Jones addressed some health issues during his year away from the races and resumed training a 36-horse stable leading up to the Oaklawn meet that opened Saturday.

Win Willy has opened up at 3-5 for the upcoming $75,000 Fifth Season.