11/15/2015 9:08AM

Charitable Annuity collects fourth straight win in A Huevo

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The 3-year-old Charitable Annuity, ridden by Antonio Lopez, extends his winning streak to four races in the A Huevo Stakes for West Virginia-breds.

The rematch between 3-year-old rising West Virginia-bred star Charitable Annuity and the millionaire Lucy’s Bob Boy didn’t happen when the 6-year-old gelding was scratched from Saturday’s $50,000 A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town.

The absence of Lucy’s Bob Boy left Charitable Annuity as the heavy favorite in a five-horse field and he scored a relatively easy one-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile race.

Last month, Charitable Annuity won the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic at the same distance as the A Huevo. Lucy’s Bob Boy, a former Classic winner, was fourth as the 2-1 favorite.

Ridden by Antonio Lopez for trainer James W. Casey and owner Mark Russell, Charitable Annuity ($2.80) sat a length behind after the first six furlongs of the A Huevo in 1:14.29, took the lead with a three-wide move on the final turn, and drew clear, completing the nine furlongs in 1:52.03.

Prince of Windsor, a head behind longshot Emblem’s Estate through the opening six furlongs, was clearly second best, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Little Big Sime, who had also finished third in the Oct. 10 Classic.

Charitable Annuity has now won four straight races since early August and is 7 for 10 lifetime with earnings of $358,100.