11/06/2016 11:34AM

Charitable Annuity wins rematch with Slip the Cable

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Charitable Annuity paid $6 to win the A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town on Saturday night.

Charitable Annuity rebounded from his second-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic last month with a 2 3/4-length rematch victory over Slip the Cable in the $50,000 A Huevo Stakes at Charles Town on Saturday night.

Slip the Cable successfully stretched out from seven furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in the Breeders' Classic, going wire to wire over a sloppy track to defeat runner-up Charitable Annuity by 7 1/2 lengths. Charitable Annuity, the 6-5 favorite, dropped much farther back than usual early in that race, possibly because of the wet conditions.

On Saturday, Slip the Cable again went right to the lead. Charitable Annuity, unhurried early by jockey Antonio Lopez, raced several lengths back. After six furlongs, Charitable Annuity moved up to challenge inside Slip the Cable, who spurted clear again nearing the last of three turns in the 1 1/8-mile race.

Lopez asked Charitable Annuity in earnest on the turn and went outside Slip the Cable for the stretch run, during which he proved clearly best.

Charitable Annuity, who is owned by Mark Russell and trained by James W. Casey, paid $6 to win as the second choice to 1-2 Slip the Cable. Charitable Annuity was timed in 1:51.13.

Follow the Notion finished third, 3 3/4 lengths behind Slip the Cable. Fourth-place finisher Little Big Sime hopped in the air at the start, spotting the field several lengths.