06/11/2010 11:00PM

Baltimore Bob turns back two challenges in stretch

Email

Baltimore Bob withstood two challenges in deep stretch, one by Frisky Thunder at the eighth pole and the second by fast-closing Vanquisher right at the wire, to prevail by a head in Saturday's $50,00 Da Hoss Stakes at Colonial Downs.

A winner of the Henry Clark Stakes at Pimlico two starts ago, the 5-year-old Baltimore Bob overcame starting from the far outside in post 10 in the one-mile Da Hoss. He made a four-wide move into the stretch to seemingly take command in midstretch. Frisky Thunder got within a head of the lead with a furlong remaining, but Baltimore Bob repelled his challenge. Then, Vanquisher, who was fifth at the eighth pole, made up nearly 5 1/2 lengths, only to fall short by a head at the wire.

Baltimore Bob, trained by John Secor, covered the mile on firm turf in 1:35.48 while winning for the eighth time in 25 starts.